patient information

patient information

A non-specific term for any information about a condition or procedure which is intended for consumption by a non-professional audience.
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Marketing authorisation holders of generic medicinal products sometimes remove information from the summary of product characteristics (SmPC) and the patient information leaflet to prevent the potential infringement of a use patent.
Healthcare providers have many legitimate business reasons for transferring confidential patient information to their vendors.
The new Patient Information flyer also warns that if atazanavir is combined with Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra, it could increase the risk of serious side effects of those drugs.
In addition, more hospitals in 2001/2002 used computers and information technology to track patient information and to improve care.
Effective January 5, 2004, the reimbursement rate will rise from 7 cents to 12 cents a page, a 40 percent increase that reflects in part the increasing complexity of safeguarding confidential patient information.
handheld devices such as Palm Pilots and Visors), used increasingly in facilities to record patient information.
Caregivers are pushing for wireless networking technologies that allow for quick access to patient information.
Alleged abuses by some health and medical companies that use patient information for marketing purposes fueled the debate for increased control over individual patient records.
As Intel's first platform built specifically for healthcare, the MCA is an important step in the company's efforts to better connect clinicians to comprehensive patient information on a real-time basis.
If you are prescribed Kaletra, be sure that you receive a patient information sheet from Abbott Laboratories (probably titled Kaletra Patient Information--do not confuse this with general drug information sheets or printouts which some pharmacies may give you).
The Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPA) of 1996 has further restrained disclosure of patient information by requiring that even more wide-ranging privacy rules be put in place by August of 1999.
However, there are several projected benefits that may result in cost savings: (1) results of patient tests and procedures can be quickly provided electronically between and among physicians and tests sites, potentially reducing unnecessarily repeated tests; (2) urban specialists can receive patient information from remote rural areas; (3) insurance enrollment can be quickly verified and updated; (4) speedy electronic transfer of payments can occur; (5) quality of care standards can be electronically available and easily accessed, thus improving quality of care; and (6) researchers will be able to access data and databases for health services research.

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