07
MAY
2014

May Is ALS Awareness Month

—Pat Walter Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease after the record-setting New York Yankees hitter who died at the age of 37 from ALS. This year is the 75th anniversary of Gehrig’s famous speech in which he said farewell to more than...
25
APR
2014

What’s in a Name? For Autism Spectrum Disorder, A New Name May Hold New Numbers

—Vicki Hoenigke We have all seen the “Autism Awareness” bumper stickers: the ribbon composed of colorful jigsaw puzzle pieces, symbolizing the diversity and complexity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and its need for planned and thoughtful solutions. For many of us, when we see...
21
APR
2014

The Connexion Perspective: NCCN 2014

  The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) held its 19th annual meeting March 13-15 in Hollywood, Florida, and Connexion Healthcare was there. We attended numerous exhibits, poster sessions, and symposia, and were pleased to see NCCN pursuing its mission of improving the...
13
MAR
2014

Cricket Darby, PhD, Joins Connexion Healthcare as Medical Director for the Oncology Center of Excellence

Newtown, PA—March 12, 2014—Connexion Healthcare announces the addition of a Medical Director for the Oncology Center of Excellence. In this role, Dr Darby will be responsible for providing overall medical direction for clients and internal staff, along with medical expertise for...
04
MAR
2014

Rare Disease Day: ‘Alone We Are Rare. Together We Are Strong’

—Pat Walter   Rare Disease Day is an international event held on the last day of February each year. The goals are to raise awareness about rare diseases and improve access to treatments and medical representation for individuals with rare and genetic diseases. In the United...
12
FEB
2014

Larry Lunak, MBA, Joins Connexion Healthcare

Larry Lunak, MBA, Joins Connexion Healthcare as Senior Vice President of the Oncology Center of Excellence Newtown, PA—February 7, 2014—Connexion Healthcare announces the addition of Senior Vice President of the Oncology Center of Excellence. In this role, Mr Lunak will be...
09
JAN
2014

Patient satisfaction and professional development among top trends at the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators 4th Annual Conference

—Natalie Yaworsky, MPH More than 500 nurse navigators, patient navigators, social workers, and hospital administrators traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to participate in the annual Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators (AONN) Conference, which was held November 15-17, 2013....
27
NOV
2013

Connexion Healthcare Participated in the 5th Annual Lemon Run

Philadelphia, PA – Locally based Connexion Healthcare, a full-service medical communication agency specializing in oncology, turned out in force in support of the 5th Annual Lemon Run to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.  The 5k run/walk took place in Fairmount Park on...
21
JUN
2013

Cybersecurity and Portable Medical Devices

Many and varied electronics come equipped with software that makes them “smart.” But smart technology is not invincible. Any device that is computerized and connected can be hacked. The more that systems become integrated and the more they become connected to the Internet, the...
03
JUN
2013

First Town Hall Meeting: FDA Patient Network Web Site

As a follow up to our recent note on the FDA’s launch of the Patient Network Web site, Connexion Healthcare attended the inaugural “Live Chat” Town Hall Meeting on May 21, 2013. This 50-minute, real-time, interactive Web event centered on ways the FDA Patient Network Web site can...