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Dr. Scot Silverstein
By Kaiser Health News 10:48 am February 18, 2013
Computer mistakes like the one that produced incorrect prescriptions for thousands of Rhode Island patients are probably far more common and dangerous than the Obama administration wants you to believe, says Drexel University's Scot Silverstein, MD.
By Mike Miliard 11:21 am February 05, 2013
The Measure Applications Partnership (MAP), a public-private collaboration established under the auspices of the National Quality Forum, has submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services its second annual round of suggestions with regard to federal performance measures.
By Bernie Monegain 06:46 am January 24, 2013
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs tailor treatment of veterans with chronic multisymptom illness to the needs of each patient, take a team approach to care and employ the VA's electronic health record to prompt caregivers to ask the right questions.
By Erin McCann 10:18 am January 07, 2013
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has requested that the Office of Management and Budget approve funding for a new information collecting project aimed at bolstering efficiency and value in hospitals and medical offices.
By Mary Mosquera 10:13 am December 27, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants to use EHR certification criteria to make it easier for physicians to report patient safety events. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will encourage providers to report adverse events to patient safety organizations, and ONC will propose certification requirements that, where...
By Kaiser Health News 11:14 am December 26, 2012
The Obama administration Friday urged cooperation between software companies and caregivers to prevent patient harm caused by faulty electronic records. But it stopped short of calling for regulation or a federal requirement to report computer mistakes that pose a risk to patients.
By Diana Manos 09:45 am December 18, 2012
The National Quality Forum Board of Directors has unanimously named Christine K. Cassel as its new president and chief executive officer. Cassel will begin her position at NQF effective mid-summer 2013, according to an NQF statement made Dec. 17.
By Eric Wicklund 06:35 am December 05, 2012
Peter Tippett, chief medical officer and vice president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions predicted coming change in healthcare as vast as the PC revolution. Verizon will be there to handle data, privacy and analysis, he told his audience Tuesday at the 2012 mHealth Summit.
By Bernie Monegain 10:26 am October 12, 2012
A $1 million grant awarded to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will fund research to address some of the challenges connected to EHRs and create smarter EHR systems.
By Bernie Monegain 03:58 pm October 04, 2012
George Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, credited with leading the decision to implement an enterprise-wide electronic health record system that's often touted as a model, will retire in Dec. 2013. He has served as Kaiser's chairman and CEO since 2002.

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