Healthcare providers learn IT's value in patient care
A new training center in Pittsburgh is trying to teach healthcare professionals to apply data and technology to improve the quality of care. Launched this month, the QIT Center—standing for quality and information technology—will serve people who deal directly with patients, from desk clerks to licensed practical nurses to physicians. "These are people already on the front lines," said Dr. Bruce Block, chief medical information officer of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, one of the QIT Center's patrons. "The idea is to get students from all the health professions," added Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.
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