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November 7, 2012
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  • Database for tracking health outcomes is available for researchers
    The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard Business School, the Karolinska Institutet and Boston Consulting Group launched the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement, a publicly accessible database of medical registries. The group wants to facilitate sharing of best practices by comparing outcomes for disease treatments or procedures. MedPage Today (free registration) (11/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Coordinated Care 
  • ONC challenges developers to improve EHR readability
    The ONC is challenging graphic designers to find ways to improve the readability of EHRs, as well as patient data accessed through the Blue Button tool. "By making a patient record more usable, designers can help to prevent medical errors, empower patients to make smart health decisions and even save lives," ONC official Ryan Panchadsaram wrote in a blog post. Health Data Management (10/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Greenway moves to advance "standards-based interoperability"
    Greenway Medical Technologies has joined the push to close the gaps between disparate EHR systems in a bid to advance what it dubs "standards-based interoperability." The firm has adopted standards similar to that of the Interoperability Work Group to allow its users to share clinical summaries with ambulatory providers that use Epic and Cerner inpatient tools. InformationWeek (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • PrimeSuite apps are certified for interoperability with Cerner's software: Greenway Medical Technologies has earned certification under a Cerner program for its PrimeSuite ambulatory software to be interoperable with Cerner's line of applications. Health Data Management (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 10 behavioral health standards receive NQF endorsement
    The National Quality Forum board of directors has approved 10 quality standards related to behavioral health, which cover problems such as substance abuse and mental illness. "These endorsed measures will be integral to this effort, giving providers new tools to ensure patients receive appropriate, compassionate, and high-quality care," NQF official Dr. Helen Burstin said. Healthcare Informatics online (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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