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Better communication needed to solve error crisis

It's a chilling reality often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the number three killer in the U.S. and the source of great waste. Read More
Source: Erin McCann
Date: Jul 23, 2014

Awareness computing aims to transcend single sign-on

MemorialCare Health System is trying to use "awareness computing" technology at the Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California, to provide roaming clinicians instant access to patient records throughout the hospital while also ensuring top security. Read More
Source: Bernie Monegain
Date: Jul 23, 2014

Filling in Medicaid gaps

Medicaid is covering more Americans than ever, while challenging the state budgets like never before, in many places reaching a quarter of annual expenditures. Read More
Source: Anthony Brino
Date: Jul 23, 2014

Perspective

The North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE), the organization tasked with connecting the entire healthcare community, has made significant progress in building statewide connectivity since its inception in 2010, when the organization was awarded federal HITECH funds. Today, the exchange is helping providers from the ground up.   READ MORE

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Blue chip providers bet big on cloud-based image sharing

Investors such as Mayo Clinic, Rush University Medical Center and more are backing DICOM Grid, which develops a cloud-based platform for medical image management. Read More
Source: Mike Milliard
Date: Jul 23, 2014 e-mail to a friend

Searching for meaning in patient HIE

Consumers are more than happy to keep track of their own vital signs, but few are actually doing it outside the doctor's office and many don't even know what vital signs they should be tracking. Read More
Source: Eric Wicklund
Date: Jul 17, 2014 e-mail to a friend

What HIPAA doesn't cover

Sure, HIPAA adds a layer of privacy protection for certain health data, if organizations actually comply with it. But there remains myriad avenues of mining health data and selling to the highest bidder that do not fall under the purview of HIPAA's privacy and security rules. And they may surprise you. Read More
Source: Erin McCann
Date: Jul 17, 2014 e-mail to a friend

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