Health Experts Update Tonawanda Council On Studies Of Tonawanda Coke Pollution – City & Region – The Buffalo News

The health experts have already visited leaders from the Town of Tonawanda and Grand Island, and plan to connect with the Black Rock and Riverside sections of Buffalo. City of Tonawanda lawmakers Tuesday night were brought up to date on plans for an $11 million health study of 38,000 residents and a two-year soil investigation. We felt it was really important to engage the community and the best place to start was who the community has elected as their representative officials, said Jessica Castner, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalos School of Nursing and a co-investigator on the Tonawanda Health Study. Funded by the company as part of its federal court sentencing, the study aims to quantify, as much as possible, the public health impact of Tonawanda Cokes manufacturing operations. It calls for tracking residents health for at least 10 years and conducting a baseline health survey at the outset. We dont want to wait 10 years to give the community information about their health, so were taking a phased approach, Castner said. The other study will look at whether benzene and other pollutants from the coking process have contaminated surface soil in and around the companys plant.

Early Glance: Health Care Equipment companies – Yahoo News

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. fell $.19 or .2 percent, to $119.92. Varian Medical Systems Inc. rose $.27 or .3 percent, to $84.55.

Essia Health Completes 25th Epic Electronic Medical Record Go-Live with Providence Health & Services – Yahoo Finance

In addition to the 25 hospitals, Essia Health has partnered with Providence to support EMR go-lives at more than 130 clinics and seven affiliated community hospitals in six states. Essia Health has successfully partnered with organizations like Providence Health & Services to complete more than 100 hospital EMR go-lives. The companys experienced EMR implementation team manages EMR go-live trainings, customization labs, command center operations and at-the-elbow support for physicians and care teams. The team has supported go-lives for all major EMR systems, including Epic, Cerner and McKesson. About Essia Health Essia Health ensures clinical teams harness the full power of EMR technologies, enabling them to deliver the highest quality care and documentation while achieving appropriate reimbursement and operational efficiency.

Mountain View Healthcare Center Joins the Health Gorilla(TM), Inc. Online Marketplace – Yahoo Finance

Tip : Use comma (,) to separate multiple quotes. Learn more… Mountain View Healthcare Center Joins the Health Gorilla(TM), Inc. Online Marketplace Mountain View Healthcare Is the First Skilled Nursing Facility to Join Marketplace Health Gorilla 6 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 17, 2014) – Health Gorilla, Inc., the first online healthcare marketplace to connect doctors and clinicians with over 9,000+ diagnostic labs and 35,000+ radiology centers, and Mountain View Healthcare Center have announced a new multi-year agreement which extends Mountain View Healthcare Center’s services through the Health Gorilla Marketplace.As a premier skilled nursing facility in the Bay Area, Mountain View Healthcare Center serves Northern California with 122 Medicare and Medicaid certified beds. “Mountain View Healthcare Center is the first skilled nursing facility (SNF) to formally join the Health Gorilla marketplace,” said Steven Yaskin, Chief Executive Officer.”Our marketplace now enables partners such as Mountain View Healthcare Center to place orders for diagnostic lab and radiology center services electronically.Test results can be shared immediately with both Mountain View Healthcare Center and their ambulatory physicians.Results and related communications are delivered directly to physician’s desktop computer, iPhone, or iPad mini instead of paper and fax transmission.The physician can also respond with instructions directly to the SNF staff.This eliminates a significant portion of the faxing, phone calls, and delay.Communications are improved substantially.

Health department has new dietitian

Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Her duties include development of nutrition programming; development and implementation of education sessions, presentations and training for county residents and organizations on nutrition-related topics; assessing and evaluating community nutrition needs; and being a nutritional resource for the county. There will be a Meet Your Community Dietitian event from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the North Iowa Farmers Market in the former Kmart parking lot. Copyright 2014 Mason City Globe Gazette. All rights reserved.

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