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How clinical data use benefits from academic-industry partnerships

As the use of electronic clinical data in care delivery increases, so, too, will carefully considered collaborations by academic institutions and health industry players, according to a recently published viewpoint in the  Journal of the American Medical Association. And despite skeptics' concerns about compromised results due to potentially distorted data, ensuring industry involvement in such efforts is not only beneficial to both sides, but also should be considered necessary, the authors say.

Trio of health data breaches rocks California patients

Three major data breaches rocking the state of California made headlines recently--one involving a computer infected with malicious software, one involving a former employee's illegal access and one involving theft of medical data from a contractor's office.

Study: Readmission-prediction software not ready to go solo

An automated method of identifying potentially preventable readmissions failed to prove accurate enough for it to replace manual review in a recent Kaiser Permanente study.

ATA's tele-ICU guidelines aim to ensure patient safety

Draft guidance published by the American Telemedicine Association this week focuses on the use of telecommunications technologies in intensive care settings.

HHS publishes FDASIA framework for health IT

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, on Thursday, published the long-awaited proposed strategy and recommendations for a health IT risk-based framework mandated by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act.

New HHS interactive video aims to protect research subjects

The U.S. Department of Health & Human services has released a new interactive video aimed to better protect research subjects and reduce misconduct in clinical research, it announced this week....

Blumenthal interview on EHR use elicits mixed reaction

A recent interview in  The Atlantic  with David Blumenthal, former National Coordinator for Health IT, has generated a flurry of comments from readers weighing in on the role and worth of electronic health records

Study: Tele-ICU tools worth the investment for hospitals

Despite the high cost of implementing telemedicine technology in intensive care units, hospitals could benefit more from such tools both financially and in terms of the quality of care delivered, according to research recently published online in the journal  Telemedicine and e-Health.

How one health system faces IT-driven challenges

Daniel Barchi, who's served as CIO at 2,300-bed Yale-New Haven Health System since 2010, says when he first started in his position, the system was not integrated and didn't operate together.

Redesigned alerts reduce prescriber errors

Redesigned medical alerts in electronic health records can reduce prescribing errors and provider workloads, and increase user satisfaction, according to a new study in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.