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September, 2010

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September 26, 2010  8:56 PM

The development of Evidence Based Order Sets



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CPOE, Order sets

For many of us technologists, we recognize that as technology becomes more integrated into the healthcare, clinical informatics becomes crucial to improve patient care. One area that will be deeply impacted with technology based solutions is the Computerized Physician Order Entry (COPE). While this...

September 25, 2010  9:41 PM

Improved patient outcome measures



Posted by: RedaChouffani

Health promotion advocates have been for a very long time outlining the importance of healthy lifestyles and how it can reduce our overall healthcare costs.  While hearth disease continues to be the leading cause of death, other risk factors such as obesity are taking center stage.  The growing...


September 19, 2010  9:31 PM

ONC anounces a new testing body for EHR certification



Posted by: RedaChouffani
ATCB, Certified-EHR

On September 17thof 2010 InfoGard Laboratories, Inc. from San Luis Obispo, CA announced that they will be the third ONC-Authorized testing and certification body. This will allow now all EHR vendors to...


September 19, 2010  7:00 PM

How can an HIE be a sustainable business



Posted by: RedaChouffani

 With the increased emphases on improved care delivery, more efficient and cost effective care, the costs of the heath care system in our nation continue to grow. While the previous rate has been somewhat...


September 12, 2010  9:10 PM

Conference to help local CIO’s answer some key MU questions



Posted by: RedaChouffani

Staring tomorrow Monday September 13, 2010, I will be attending the NCHICA 16th annual Conference.  The conference theme will be cover all three critical branches of meaningful Use.  Ranging from EHR, HIE and Quality measures.  I will be attending several sessions and I am looking forward to...


September 12, 2010  8:17 PM

Coming soon to a college near you Flash Healthcare IT courses



Posted by: RedaChouffani

 

In North Carolina several community colleges and universities are keeping busy with creating the new and federally funded fast track to Health IT training. These ARRA funded programs will make available th the NC state skill training to enable quick readiness for...


September 7, 2010  1:49 AM

The different automatic log on options available in healthcare



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Uncategorized

On many occasions I have been asked about what I can recommend to simplify authentication on workstations in the clinical setting. Whether in the ER, exam room or nurses stations It is that one thing that seems to slow things down just a little bit. Most common requests are to implement a solution...


September 5, 2010  12:13 AM

Can IT do more than just keep the lights on



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CIO, role of IT, technology value add services

 Technology has always played an important role in healthcare. But with the increased interest and adoption of EMR it is clear that the IT departments must ensure alignment with organizational objects and goals in every way.

 

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