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March 2008 Feature Articles:

Editorial

Patient Safety Organizations Take Shape

ED Waits Increasing

HHS Secretary Focuses on EHR at HIMSS

Innovations in Healthcare Award Finalists

Healthcare IT Merger Effectively a Done Deal

EDITORIAL


The Zebra's Stripes

by Michael McBride

The Task Force On The Funding Of The Health System (The Task Force) released its final report in February titled "Getting Our Money's Worth," in which it concludes that if the Quebec public healthcare system is to avoid going broke in the near future it must move toward privatization. ... more



Cooperative Control Wireless LAN Architecture

Aerohive Networks' cooperative control WLAN architecture eliminates WLAN controllers and provides the reliability and scalability necessary for mission-critical networks and voice over wireless LAN
                                     applications.
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IN THIS ISSUE

$15.5 Million Rural Broadband Network Grant
FCC awards a $15.5 million to design, build, operate and evaluate the Southwest Telehealth Access Grid. ... more

AHRQ Awards $5 million for HIT Contracts
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine receive $5 million in health information technology contracts from the Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ... more

Physicians Support For National Health Insurance Grows
Support among physicians for national health insurance grows, according to a recent study published in Annals of Internal Medicine. ... more

Crisis Looming for Healthcare Work Force
An Institute of Medicine study released last month foretells of a grim fate awaiting the nation’s 78 million baby boomers who start turning 65 in 2011.
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Powering a new era of healthcare

Integrated Healthcare Management gives payers the power to improve the coordination of benefits and care. Learn how this approach combined with core benefit administration, care management, and constituent engagement technologies can bring about benefits for all
                                healthcare constituents.
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WHITE PAPER


Healthcare Process Management
Bringing the concepts of Business Process Management to healthcare organizations through the incorporation of workflow management technology in a healthcare information system built on a service-oriented architecture. Download the white paper.


Compliance, Protection, Recovery:
A Layered Approach to Computer Security for Healthcare

The widespread adoption of electronic health records and laptop computers makes data breach an increasing concern for healthcare organizations. This paper outlines a multilayered approach to laptop security that combines policy and encryption with effective IT asset management to help ensure HIPAA compliance and the highest standard of protection for EPHI. Download the white paper.


Attend TEPR (Towards the Electronic Patient Record) Conference to explore how EMRs are revolutionizing healthcare. Learn how to save money with health IT, hear case studies of EHR successes and pitfalls, and more in one of TEPR’s 250+ sessions! Sponsored by Medical Records Institute. TEPR 2008, May 17-21, 2008, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. TEPR 2008.

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