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January 9, 2013
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A Guide to Healthcare IT Disaster Recovery
Prepare for and mitigate unforeseen events in your datacenter. Read how it's done at Adventist Health Systems. Inside: Steps to Deliver Highly Available Patient Care, Uncover Disaster Recovery Myths and Realities, Top 10 Disaster Recovery Best Practices, A Quick-Start Guide to Disaster Recovery, Disaster Recovery 101 - The Basics. Download now.
  EHRs and MU 
  • High-intensity EHR help may boost physician quality measures
    Physicians in small-practice settings and underserved areas who received high-intensity technical assistance with EHR adoption attained better scores on selected quality measures than those who did not get the assistance, a study in Health Affairs found. The findings may aid federal regional extension centers that help providers adopt EHRs in choosing where and how to spend their resources, the study's lead author said. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

  Advancing Care With IT 
 
  • Health tech sector got $1.4B from investors last year
    The health technology sector drew $1.4 billion in investments last year, up 45% from 2011, a report from Rock Health says. Consumer tools, tracking technology and EMRs were key sectors, and QualComm Ventures and Aberdare Ventures were the most active investors, Ki Mae Heussner writes. GigaOm (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
For Healthcare IT, It’s All About the ROI
Consumer technology influences the way we interact with information and healthcare solutions must accommodate the way we work. Who wants to push a cart around a 10-acre campus when he or she could carry an iPad instead? More importantly, what patient wants to repeatedly produce his or her insurance information when visiting different departments within the same healthcare organization? Discover what is most important to consider to get the most out of healthcare IT.

  Technology Trends 
  • How to refine medical error reporting
    The U.S. health system spends about $17.29 billion in avoidable expenses each year because of medical errors, many of which go unreported. This article offers three steps to enhance the way medical errors are reported: integrating medical error reporting into EHR systems, adopting mobile technologies that include ways to capture and report medical error data and using data analytics. Government Health IT online (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Beam Technologies markets innovative toothbrush
    Beam Technologies has started selling its mobile application-enabled toothbrush, called Beam Brush. The product, which features Bluetooth radio and a brushing sensor, is offered with a free app that monitors users' brushing habits, such as duration and frequency. MobiHealthNews.com (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  HIE 
  • HL7 launches HIE tool
    An interoperability tool, dubbed Continuity of Care Document to Blue Button Transform Tool, was launched by Health Level Seven International. Health care groups can use the tool to convert data to a Blue Button ASCII text format from HL7 CCD format. Centerstone, the leading nonprofit provider of community-based behavioral health care in the U.S., is one of the early users. Healthcare Informatics online (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Alliance will pilot genomic information sharing network
    An alliance of five commercial and academic medical care groups is introducing GeneInsight Network to allow organizations to exchange clinical genomic information. The IT platform, which integrates Partners HealthCare System's GeneInsight Suite and Illumina's MiSeq sequencing technology, will be piloted at the laboratories of the founding members. Health Data Management (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  WEDI News 
  • WEDI employment opportunity: Administration & Member Services Coordinator
    WEDI is seeking a knowledgeable, determined and organized Administration and Member Services Coordinator who will be responsible for helping to administer the membership and sponsorship activities of WEDI. This position works closely with the VP of Development & External Affairs, as well as the Director of Marketing, in identifying prospective WEDI members, providing dues invoices and payment follow-up. Other duties include office administration and serving as the administrative liaison to the WEDI Board of Directors. The full job description and application are located on the WEDI website. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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