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Richmond, CA-based QuadraMed Corp. has joined forces with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its data subsidiary Health Forum LLC to provide the health care community with a comprehensive Web site for hospital information.
This partnership pairs QuadraMed’s American Hospital Directory Web site, a source of proprietary hospital information — with information published in the AHA’s Guide to the Health Care Field, enabling health care professionals to search and retrieve hospital information on individual hospitals.
QuadraMed’s American Hospital Directory Web site was developed from Medicare claims, cost reports, and other public-use files obtained from the Health Care Financing Administration. The site enables subscribers to locate any acute care hospital in the United States that treats Medicare patients and find benchmarking data including hospital characteristics and services, outpatient statistics, financial reports, inpatient utilization, and costs.
The Guide to the Health Care Field is one of the better-known and most extensive print directories of the health care field. This annual publication profiles hospitals, health care systems, networks, alliances, health organizations, agencies, and providers.
At press time, a mid-December 1999 launch date was planned for the new Web site (www.ahd.com).
Are you responsible for training nursing assistants? The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) has published Restorative Nursing: A Training Manual for Nursing Assistants, written specifically for nursing assistants — or those involved in training them — in all aspects of restorative care.
Written by directors, educators, specialists, managers, and practitioners currently working in the field of restorative nursing, the manual is designed to augment and reinforce classroom instruction for nursing assistants. It provides detailed information on the nursing assistant’s role in restorative care, mobility, activities of daily living, communication, and cognition, aging, and other areas.
Restorative Nursing: A Training Manual for Nursing Assistants is available for purchase at $35 per copy. For more information or to place an order, call ARN at (800) 229-7530.
New health care information resource guide
Health care organizations, along with medical researchers and writers, can now purchase volume 39 of the Cumulated Index Medicus, a 16-book reference set comprised of the 1998 monthly issues of Index Medicus, the National Library of Medicine’s monthly bibliography of the literature of biomedicine.
Materials selected for inclusion are indexed by expert medical literature analysts. The content is described by terms taken from Medical Subject Headings, the Library’s controlled vocabulary of technical terms.
Cumulated Index Medicus includes Medical Subject Headings, subject and author indexes, List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus, and Bibliography of Medical Reviews. The 16-case bound volumes are printed on acid-free paper for permanence.
The cost of Cumulated Index Medicus is $463, including shipping and handling. Order from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office. Telephone: (202) 512-1800. Fax: (202) 512-2250. Web site: www.access.gpo.gov/ su_docs.html. All orders require prepayment.