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Advances in Science, Technology, Informed Consent
Gienna Shaw, Technology Editor

How many times do you have to get permission from patients before you use their medical data for research? From the patients' point of view, the answer is "every time," a recent study suggests. But as luck would have it, there are tools to help manage and document the informed consent process. [Read More]
September 7, 2010
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ONC Names First EHR Certification Bodies
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology of Chicago and the Drummond Group, Inc. of Austin, TX, have been named by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology as the first technology review bodies authorized to test and certify electronic health record systems. With the announcement, EHR vendors now can begin to have their products certified as meeting and supporting the meaningful use criteria released in July by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Applications for additional authorized testing and certification bodies are still under review.
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Prototype Crash Cart Moves to Smithsonian
The original model might look low-tech by today's standards, but the first crash cart, created in 1965, improved response times and minimized errors by putting in one place all of the life-saving tools needed for emergency patient care. And now the prototype crash cart named MAX is on its way to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. The ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that evaluates medical devices, techniques, and drugs, is making the donation.[Read More]

HHS Announces $30 Million in HIT Funds to Cincinnati, Detroit
Greater Cincinnati HealthBridge and Southeastern Michigan Health Association in Detroit join 15 other projects selected for the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program by the Department of Health and Human Services. The program is using health information technology to tackle health problems in communities across the country.[Read More]

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Tech Headlines
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The Los Angeles Times, September 2, 2010

Thomson Reuters Acquires Healthcare Data Management
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Allscripts-Eclipsys HIT Merger Finalized
HealthLeaders Media, September 2, 2010

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