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Best Hospital IT Departments finalists
Healthcare IT News : July 23, 2014, 10:50 am
Eighty-five IT teams are in the running to be named a top hospital in the Healthcare IT News 2014 "Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments" program.
More than 5,000 IT staff from 194 nominated hospitals completed the 79-question online survey. To qualify to be considered a top hospital, at least half the employees in an IT department needed to complete the survey.
Leapfrog: Hospital dangers still lurk
Healthcare IT News : July 23, 2014, 10:17 am
On the up side, more hospitals are adopting computerized physician order entry, which has proven to reduce medication error. On the down side, hospitals can't seem to get a handle on certain hospital-acquired infections.
The benefits – and dangers – of hospital stays are highlighted in the most recent report from healthcare watchdog organization Leapfrog in "Results of the 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey," which it completed with Castlight.
Health IT mergers on upward climb
Healthcare IT News : July 23, 2014, 10:03 am
Mergers and acquisitions for the health IT market continue to see big numbers, with total deal volumes increasing 18 percent since the second half of 2013, according to a new Berkery Noyes trend report.
The report, which analyzed M&A activity during the first half of 2014 and compared it with previous years, found aggregate value increased nearly 50 percent, from $3.7 billion up to $5.5 billion.
UPMC Children's delivers remote care
Healthcare IT News : July 22, 2014, 11:05 am
When researchers at UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reviewed more than 1,000 pediatric consultations offered in Latin America via telemedicine, they found that physicians in those countries were highly satisfied with the service and believed telemedicine had improved patient outcomes.
The study, led by Ricardo A. Muñoz, MD, chief, Cardiac Intensive Care Division, at Children's, was published online in the July issue of Telemedicine and e-Health.
Johns Hopkins settles $190M privacy suit
Healthcare IT News : July 22, 2014, 10:50 am
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Johns Hopkins Health System will hand over $190 million to settle a class action privacy lawsuit involving one of its former gynecologists who secretly recorded video and captured photos of patient examinations.