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November 15, 2011 / Issue 45

In This Issue

arrowA peek inside the network

arrowRegulations, EHRs lead to demand for specific talents in healthcare IT

arrowA financial incentive for better bedside manner

arrowWalmart wants to be nation's biggest primary care provider

arrowDigital patient-safety dashboard fosters big change in care

arrowMinnesota health systems try partnering, not competition, to boost bottom lines

arrowSymantec introduces Intelligent Authentication to combat evolving threats

arrowComments submitted on FDA's draft guidance on mobile medical applications

arrowCloud-based ECG device named to top 10


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Featured Article

A peek inside the network

New Jersey’s HealthecITi-NJ HIE lays the groundwork for a statewide data network. Let's take a look at how it works.

By Lee Barrett, president and CEO, IGI Health

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White Paper

8 Reasons Why Texting Is Bad for Hospital Communications

                

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Employment

Regulations, EHRs lead to demand for specific talents in healthcare IT

Government mandates and a need for vendor-specific skills are among the challenges facing healthcare IT recruiters, according to staffing firm Modis.

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Regulatory Issues

A financial incentive for better bedside manner

How patients feel they were treated has always colored their opinions of a hospital. Now, those feelings are being factored into how hospitals get paid.

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Primary Care

Walmart wants to be nation's biggest primary care provider

Walmart – the nation's largest retailer and biggest private employer – now wants to dominate a growing part of the healthcare market, offering a range of medical services from basic prevention to management of chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, according to a document obtained by NPR and Kaiser Health News.

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Video

Digital patient-safety dashboard fosters big change in care

A real-time patient status system jointly developed by HP and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford prompted a change in care in one out of three patients during a trial period. The Patient-Centered Dashboard uses data from EMRs to better represent patient status, replacing the handwritten whiteboards currently found in many hospital nursing units. The dashboard also improves compliance and is designed to be usable in other hospitals in the United States and around the world.

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ACOs

Minnesota health systems try partnering, not competition, to boost bottom lines

A partnership between two rival health systems in the Minneapolis area is offering a glimpse of the future, at least as envisioned in the federal health law. HealthPartners and Allina Hospitals and Clinics together tested strategies to improve care and reduce health costs for 27,000 patients. The result? It works.

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arrow Excellent FAQ on ACOs by KHN >>>

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Security

Symantec introduces Intelligent Authentication to combat evolving threats

Symantec VIP Intelligent Authentication is a powerful addition to the company’s cloud-based user-authentication service, Symantec VIP. Dedicated to protecting an organization’s network and applications against unauthorized access, this solution employs advanced security technologies, including system fingerprinting, user behavior monitoring and geolocation access monitoring.

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Regulatory Issues

Comments submitted on FDA's draft guidance on mobile medical applications

What types of mHealth products should FDA regulate, and at what classification should FDA regulate them? The mHealth Regulatory Coalition submitted its proposed guidance document on October 19, 2011, as comments to the FDA's draft guidance on mobile medical apps. This document is the culmination of more than a year's worth of work from a diverse group of mHealth stakeholders.

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Emergency Department

Cloud-based ECG device named to top 10

Recognized as one of the top innovations of the year by EMS World Magazine, the ReadyLink 12-Lead ECG device enables basic-life-support EMS teams to acquire and transmit a patient’s ECG to hospitals using Physio-Control’s LIFENET System. This setup uses a cloud-based data-management network for remote physician interpretation and decision support.

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