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Healthcare Information Systems Solutions since 1980 DECEMBER 21, 2010  / Issue 50
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Army gets EMR upgrade in Afghanistan
Soldiers reduce systems, paper, admissions time and more after initializing Lean Six Sigma (LSS) project.

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Trackable prescription dispenser unveiled
Daya Medicals recently demonstrated its MedPod patient-centered medication dispensing device to industry specialists and healthcare professionals for the first time. The unit is pre-stocked with prescribed patient-customized drug dosages and reminder alerts (with light and sound) before being shipped to the patient’s door. Tracking through a cellular connection allows the physician and/or approved caregiver to connect with the patient on a real-time basis.

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Healthcare orgs collaborate to improve care, lower costs
On Dec. 15, six top healthcare systems announced a collaboration to improve healthcare quality while reducing costs. Cleveland Clinic, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Denver Health, Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare and Mayo Clinic will join The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice to share data on outcomes, quality and costs across a range of common and costly conditions and treatments. The effort also intends to improve the efficiency of standard clinical care delivery to reduce the per capita cost of conditions and keep costs in pace with the consumer price index.

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