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Electronic reminders help reduce risk of surgical site infections

Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin found electronic reminders an effective way to get patients to adhere to a preadmission antiseptic showering regimen shown to help reduce risk of surgical site infections.

4 keys to successful HIT vendor-client relationships

When it comes to relationships between health IT vendors and clients, there are many ways to ensure they are positive for both parties involved.

Modeling tool sheds insight on physician workforce needs

In an effort to predict where the physician shortage will hit the hardest, researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill have developed a web-based model to determine how many physicians each region, state and the nation needs.

Healthcare lessons learned from 'hacktivist' attack

Hospitals cannot assume they're safe from hackers, writes Daniel J. Nigrin, M.D., in a perspective on healthcare cybersecurity at  The New England Journal of Medicine.

CHIME announces new organization to aid CSOs

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has launched a new organization to offer support to healthcare leaders in senior IT security positions.

Health IT projects get chunk of $54 million PCORI funding

Thirty-three new research projects split more than $54 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors--including some that are IT-related.

4 misconceptions about ICD-10

Sue Bowman, senior director of coding policy and compliance at AHIMA, addresses four misconceptions surrounding the transition to ICD-10. 

FDA's restructured IT efforts focus on transparency, efficiency

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been focused on restructuring its IT efforts to offer greater transparency and efficiency in customer support and services, its Deputy Commissioner for Operations Walter S. Harris said in a blog post.

Hospital IT leaders work to leverage big data

As big data becomes more widely used in healthcare, hospitals and other organizations are continually trying to find ways to use the information while addressing any concerns that may arise.

NIH funding to help 23andMe expand gene database

Genetic testing company 23andMe has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, only a year after the U.S. Drug and Food Administration ordered the company to stop its DNA tests.