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December 10, 2012
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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 
  • HIT committee seeks public feedback on stage 3 MU security criteria
    Public comment is being sought by the HIT Standards Committee on security and privacy criteria for the third stage of EHR meaningful use. Dixie Baker, head of the committee's privacy and security workgroup, also warned providers about three risks associated with the use of integrated EHR modules, such as a single module's failure to offer the security needed to comply with HIPAA. Health Data Management (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Encore, CHI collaborate on EHR tools
    Encore Health Resources and Catholic Health Initiatives have teamed up to design tools that will leverage CHI's OneCare Program to use EHR information to assess cost and quality of care and oversee patient populations. "Our partnership with Encore will extend the power of OneCare to provide 'in-time' information that will help CHI understand how we are performing against our goals," said Evon Holladay, vice president of business intelligence at Catholic Health Initiatives. Healthcare IT News (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Advancing Care With IT 
  • HIT firm unveils tool to track brain functions
    A tablet-based and online software tool, dubbed BrainFX 360, is being created by health IT firm BrainFX to speed up neurological clinical assessment in patients. The tool assesses the patient through a questionnaire filled out by the patient, a relative and/or a caregiver, as well as testing to establish a brain profile that can be compared with later evaluations. The company plans to start the first human trials of the product this month. (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • AHA helps hospitals through new website
    A new website was unveiled by the Community Connections program of the American Hospital Association to assist hospitals in enhancing health care and addressing community needs. The site offers case studies, tools and resources to show how hospitals can reach out to their communities. AHA News Now (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GE releases new version of billing, revenue tool
    The 5.1 version of the Centricity Business tool from GE Healthcare is designed to help providers improve billing processes and revenue cycle workflows. Providers including large practices can use the updated platform to enhance care quality and boost payment system efficiency, according to GE. eWeek (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Breast analysis software from Siemens makes debut
    Siemens Healthcare has announced the launch of its syngo.Ultrasound Breast Analysis tool, which allows offline evaluation of medical images, clips and volumes generated by the firm's Acuson S2000 ultrasound device and Acuson S2000 breast scanner. The software includes image reporting and processing tools for improved imaging quality and workflows. (free registration) (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ky. researchers push cancer control efforts through HIE initiative
    Researchers at the University of Kentucky have successfully linked with the Kentucky Cancer Registry to report cancer cases via EHRs. The initiative is expected to boost state cancer control efforts by speeding up the analysis of trends in cancer statistics. "This project is laying the groundwork for electronic reporting, not only in Kentucky but across the United States," said Eric Durbin, cancer informatics director at the Kentucky Cancer Registry. Healthcare Informatics online (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • WEDI seeks VP of development and external relations
    WEDI is seeking an extremely knowledgeable, determined and organized vice president for development & external relations with a track record of entrepreneurial leadership to accelerate our business development efforts. The successful candidate must be simultaneously a creative, visionary thinker and a hands-on player. The vice president will work to set strategies and processes to drive revenue programs and work in concert with the vice president of member services and the director of marketing to attract and retain members and attract new corporate sponsors. Read the full job description. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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