Ohio Tech & Science
Neurosurgeon performs unique surgery on man with severe neck deformity
12 12 2017
KETTERING, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2017 -- A Kettering Physician Network neurosurgeon performed a surgery that no other surgeon in the world has ever done—and he literally gave the patient from Middletown, Ohio a new look on life.
The patient had a severe neck deformity which caused his head to lean to the point where his ear was touching his shoulder. The man had not been able to look up, work or drive for several years. His head and neck were in constant pain.
"It was embarrassing to walk around staring at the ground and not be able to look people in the eyes," the patient recalls.
He had sought help from surgeons throughout the country and no one was able to help him. A physician in southwest Ohio heard of Kamal Woods, MD, medical director of Kettering Health Network's Brain and Spine Center located on the campus of Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio, and recommended that the patient see him.
The patient says Dr. Woods' confidence was very comforting. "Dr. Woods...
Deep Analysis of Global Graphene Publication Trends Reveals a Diverse and Highly Competitive Research Landscape
12 12 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2017 -- CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, announces the availability of the whitepaper, Global Science & Technology Report: Graphene Research & Development, highlighting key trends in the dynamic graphene research landscape. Published in Chinese and English, this inaugural report results from a joint effort between CAS and National Science Library (NSL), Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is the first in a series of data analytics projects focusing on high-impact emerging technology areas that CAS data scientists are undertaking.Touted as a miracle material, graphene is an allotrope of carbon with unique properties that have the potential to revolutionize a broad range of applications including electronics, batteries, medicine and even sporting equipment. It is a key component driving advances in high-interest technology areas such as wearable electronics and biosensors. As such, developments in this rapidly growing...
SkillSurvey’s New Online Health Check Tool Compares Peer Referencing Response Methods for Physician Credentialing
12 12 2017
BERWYN, Pa. December 12, 2017
Today, SkillSurvey®, announced that healthcare organizations continue to adopt digital peer referencing for physicians as demonstrated by a 73 percent increase in applicants entered into SkillSurvey Credential OnDemand® for the first three quarters of 2017 over the same time last year. Organizations surveyed have dramatically reduced their peer reference response times to 1-3 days, an average 71 percent and received better quality responses. Digital peer refererencing also provides a simpler experience for applicants and their references and more efficient use of staff time. These benefits can be explored in SkillSurvey’s new online tool: Health Check for Physician Credentialing which compares preparation times, response times, quality of response feedback, and reliability for various peer referencing methods.
“Utilizing SkillSurvey’s digital peer referencing system has been one of the best decisions for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center...
Firelands Regional Medical Center Goes LIVE with MEDITECH Web EHR
12 12 2017
WESTWOOD, Mass., Dec. 12, 2017 -- Firelands Regional Medical Center (Sandusky, Ohio), has gone LIVE with MEDITECH's Web Enterprise Health Record (EHR). The contemporary EHR spans across the entire continuum, including clinical, ancillary, billing, patient portal, and more.After evaluating its best of breed vendor approach, Firelands decided to move towards a one patient, one record strategy with MEDITECH's Web EHR to improve care coordination, also citing mobility, intuitiveness, and flexibility as deciding factors. The clinically-integrated EHR is unifying care teams across the 400-bed hospital, which is comprised of 250 physicians across 35 different specialties and over 2,100 hospital staff.Firelands' physicians expect the MEDITECH implementation will continue to significantly improve care quality and patient engagement."The mobility of MEDITECH's Web EHR is having a transformational impact on how I deliver care, and is delivering a new paradigm in physicians'...
MyComputerCareer.edu Partners with Military Makeover® in a three-part series Airing on Lifetime Television
12 12 2017
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 12, 2017 -- MyComputerCareer has teamed up with Military Makeover in a three-part series airing on Lifetime Television® as Military Makeover's educational partner. MyComputerCareer is a nationally accredited school that offers Information Technology Programs for all experience levels.
The show, hosted by US Marine Corps Staff Sergeant R. Lee Ermey, aids and supports military veterans and their families who need improved life conditions including education and housing solutions, by enlisting the help of educational partners, decorators, designers, landscapers and other experts.
"Veterans have served our country with honor and we are proud to provide them with support and opportunities. Our Veteran students and employees make us a stronger organization because of the experiences they bring to our campuses and the service they have provided to our country," says Tony Galati, CEO of MyComputerCareer. "We feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to give...
Nancy Plattner Johnson, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who
12 12 2017
LONGWOOD, FL, December 12, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Nancy Plattner Johnson, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Johnson celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Fully committed to her career for 46 years, Dr. Johnson first taught in Chicago at the Harvard School for Boys in 1960. A rewarding opportunity, she then worked for two other public school systems as a mathematics teacher in both Missouri and Ohio....
Orexo Discloses More Information About the Improved Market Access Position for Zubsolv® US in 2018
12 12 2017
UPPSALA, Sweden, Dec. 12, 2017 --
Orexo AB today announces specific information about the improved market access position for Zubsolv (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablet (CIII) in the US effective January 1, 2018, and previously announced in the Interim Report for the third quarter of 2017. Recently, the Formulary List of Covered Drugs for 2018 has been announced by all managed care programs, thus enabling Orexo to share more details about the 2018 formulary position for Zubsolv.
Entering 2018, Zubsolv will have stronger market access position than ever in the US. In the commercial segment Zubsolv's formulary access as from January 1, 2018 will be the best of any buprenorphine/naloxone products, branded or generic, with 96 percent coverage. In the fast growing public segment Zubsolv will have significant improvement in access compared to 2017 moving from 28 to 43 percent coverage (as of July 1, 2018). This progress can mainly be explained by Zubsolv´s preferred position...
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