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Q&A: HIT's Critical Role in Rural Hospital of the Future
Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

Tim Size, executive director of the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative in Sauk City, Wisconsin, discusses how advances in technology can help create "a healthier balance between the power of capital and the power of place." [Read More]
August 9, 2011
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5 Ways to Prevent Radiation Therapy Errors
With increased attention on patients harmed and nearly harmed, by radiation therapy errors, researchers at two hospitals say they have isolated five checks, which, if used consistently, would have prevented 97% of 4,000 errors and near misses identified in a three-year period. [Read More]

CMS Expands HospitalCompare Data
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has added data on mortality and readmission rates for certain conditions and refreshed data on other quality metrics for both inpatient and outpatient settings. [Read More]

HIPAA Auditor Involved in Own Data Breach
The company hired by the Office for Civil Rights to conduct nationwide HIPAA privacy and security compliance audits was responsible for a breach that includes the loss of an unencrypted flash drive and affects more than 4,500 patient records. [Read More]

Opinion: Leverage HIT to Improve Care Management
In order for the electronic health record to improve clinical performance, some traditional silos of health information technology in the hospital need to change, these experts say. [Read More]

Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs
Date: August 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live webcast. Get accountable care strategies from ACO pioneers Norton Healthcare, Humana, and Palmetto Health—first movers who already have experienced the challenges of building a new framework for healthcare delivery.
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Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality
Date: September 15, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Learn how host Bon Secours Richmond Health System and invited guest Geisinger Health System maximize downstream revenue in their women's health services, as well as opportunities for integration, quality and customer loyalty.
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Tech Headlines
OCR Undecided on Including BAs in HIPAA Audits

HealthLeaders Media, August 5, 2011

Pharma Data Mining Restriction Options Available

HealthLeaders Media, August 4, 2011

AHA: Drop HIPAA Access Report Provision

Insulin pumps, medical monitors vulnerable to hacking
The New York Times/Associated Press, August 4, 2011

Successful remote hacking reported of insulin pump
Medgadget, August 9, 2011

Mature HIEs build trust to share data
IT, Government Health IT, August 4, 2011

ONC seeks input on EHR metadata
Healthcare IT News, August 9, 2011

Survey reveals docs' perceptions of EHRs as potential buyers, users
Healthcare IT News, August 9, 2011

CA clinic system embraces online consultations
InformationWeek, August 9, 2011

MA hospital reports a possible data loss
The Boston Globe, August 8, 2011

HITECH Act blocking smaller IT firms
InformationWeek, August 5, 2011

6 secrets to a successful HIE
InformationWeek, August 5, 2011

CMS counts early EHR incentive adopters
Government Health IT, August 5, 2011

August 16: Rounds: The Real Value of ACOs

September 15: Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality


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