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  1. AAPM: Disaster recovery planning takes time, but worth it

    ... D. Brack, MBA, was ready. Earlier in the year, he and his IT colleagues at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston ... Ike's rains had knocked them out. Brack, manager of clinical informatics in the department of radiation oncology, spoke last week ...

    Chris P. Kaiser - Jul 26, 2010

  2. In-House Marketing Specialist: Terrific Investment or Disastrous Mistake?

    ... is comprised of specialties and one person simply cannot do it all. For example, even within “internet marketing,” there are ... relationships with doctors and convince them to refer. Clinical backgrounds (nurse, drug rep, etc.) are nice bonuses, but sales ...

    Stewart Gandolf, MBA - Jul 26, 2010

  3. Fail-safe: Automating Critical-results Notification

    ... expanded in 2007, the department took the next step and used IT to automate the process and to embed it into radiologist and ... institution significant quality-assurance benefits in that clinical administrators can track pending alerts (as well as alert-notification ...

    Cheryl Proval - Jul 26, 2010

  4. Radiologue: Whole-system Communications for Radiology

    ... information on studies and patients in real time, it replaces whiteboards and logbooks, both of which are often illegible or ... by others. Rybkin reports that the system is now integral to clinical workflow outside radiology, in addition to being an indispensable part ...

    Kris Kyes - Jul 26, 2010

  5. Feature: Nuc med community urges senator to lift 'hold' on isotope bill

    ... for medical isotopes without highly enriched uranium. First, it would subsidize construction of production facilities by authorizing ... director of cardiac CT research, and assistant professor of clinical medicine, Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, said ...

    Manjula Puthenedam, PhD, - Jul 26, 2010

  6. CMS, ONC kick off EHR incentives training program

    ... David Blumenthal, MD, national coordinator for health IT “We’re beginning a revolution the way ... and Services. The meaningful use objectives and clinical quality measures have changed significantly from the initial proposal, ...

    Mary Stevens - Jul 25, 2010

  7. Level one vascular program reduces aortic emergency mortality

    When it comes to diseases and conditions affecting the cardiothoracic vasculature, ... emergency program in August 2009 with a mission to improve clinical outcomes and the quality of care for patients with cardiothoracic and ... which decreases to about 50 percent if the patient makes it to the hospital. Yet, with our streamlined, rapid response program, we're ...

    Chris P. Kaiser - Jul 25, 2010

  8. Top 25 Connected Facilities: The Refining of Radiology

    ... questions. Nominations required the input of senior-level IT executives  such as CIOs, chief medical or clinical information officers, chief technology officers, medical informatics ...

    Lisa Fratt - Jul 23, 2010

  9. GE upgrades EMR, ePrescribing technology

    GE Healthcare IT has updated its Centricity Enterprise EMR clinical, financial and administrative software package. The company also has ... views, e-prescribing and eligibility/formulary checking. It also provides a new registries module to support quality measures and ...

    Mary Stevens - Jul 22, 2010

  10. Harvard to initiate strict conflict of interest rules for faculty

    ... members have joint appointments. The university said it developed an education and disclosure-monitoring system to assist faculty ... in the company cannot exceed $30,000. Prohibiting clinical research on a technology owned by or licensed to a business from which ...

    Justine Varieur Cadet - Jul 22, 2010

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