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5 Must-Haves for CMIO Success
Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

Thinking of adding a chief medical information officer to your IT staff? You can't just pluck anyone from the doctor's lounge and consider the job filled. Here are five key attributes that should be part of the job description for any CMIO. [Read More]
 
November 16, 2010  
 
Editor's Picks
CT Radiation Overdoses Caused by User Error, FDA Says
User error, not technological problems, is to blame for cases of excess radiation in computed tomography scans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The FDA has been investigating reports that patients undergoing CT brain perfusion scans were accidently exposed to excess radiation. When properly used, the CT scanners did not malfunction, the FDA has announced. Rather, it's likely user error involving the scanners resulted in the overdoses. The FDA identified a series of steps intended to enhance the safety of these procedures.
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AEDs in Hospitals Fail to Improve Survival Odds
Using automated external defibrillators in hospitals on patients with sudden cardiac arrest is ineffective and potentially harmful when compared with traditional defibrillators, according to study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study findings were disappointing, says lead researcher Paul Chan, MD, a cardiologist at Kansas City-based Saint Luke's Mid America Heart and Vascular Institute. The study analyzed at data from 11,695 hospitalized patients with cardiac arrest between 2000 and 2008 at 204 hospitals that introduced AEDs on general hospital wards. Of the 19% of cardiac arrest patients who received a defibrillation shock, the study found no difference in rates of survival between those treated by an AED and those treated with a conventional defibrillator. In fact, in some cases, use of AEDs was associated with higher death rates.[Read More]

AMA Releases Social Media Guidelines for Physicians
The American Medical Association has adopted a social media use policy to help physicians protect patient privacy, as well as physicians' personal and professional reputations. Suggestions include using privacy settings to safeguard personal information, monitoring personal and professional information online for accuracy, maintaining boundaries of the patient-physician relationship, keeping personal and professional content separate, and recognizing that potential negative consequences of online actions.[Read More]

HealthLeaders Media Rounds: Building Accountable Care Organizations
Hospitals and physicians are working hurriedly to build systems of care that reward quality, outcomes, and high-value care—the ingredients of the accountable care organization. Innovative healthcare leaders like Carilion Clinic and Norton Healthcare are getting ready now for the future of healthcare system delivery. Join us on Dec. 9 from Carilion Clinic and share the lessons these leaders have learned. [Read More]

Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]

Intelligence Report: Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions
Brand-new research shows that 64% of healthcare leaders expect an increase in M&A activity between acute care hospitals and both diagnostic imaging and ambulatory surgery centers. As the transaction tide continues to rise, the newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges, reveals key insights to help keep you afloat. [Read More]
 
 
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Tech Headlines
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Health Net Settles CT Data Breach Case for $375K
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Nonprofit launches electronic health records safety tracker
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Doctors: Web ratings flawed
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9 ways health IT improves patient care
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A computer's advice to cut medical costs
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Las Vegas doctor risks losing license over treatment of hypertension
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Robotic nurse washes human
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Munchausen by Internet
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Medical Device Makers: Stop Griping and Embrace Healthcare Reform: During the national healthcare reform debate, many in the medical device industry strenuously objected to contributing their "fair share" to reform through a new tax on their devices. While other healthcare stakeholders accepted the notion of shared sacrifice and agreed to give up collective hundreds of billions of dollars, device companies warned that a new tax would force them to pass on the additional cost to hospitals and patients. And the protests haven't stopped. [Read More]
 
Audio Features

Surgeon General Addresses Electronic Health Data Security Concerns
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, speaks about the importance of electronic health record systems to America's public health and whether consumers are ready to access and share electronic health data with their providers through EHRs, patient portals, or health information exchanges. "People have real concerns, and that's where government comes in to protect that information," she says, in an exclusive interview with HealthLeaders Media during the American Health Information Management Association's annual conference in Orlando.
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