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2010-08-04 08:00:00

Issued by Leah Binder, CEO WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leapfrog applauds the Obama Administration for including Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) as part of the final Meaningful Use regulations, published last month in the Federal Register. These new federal regulations are an important first step in accelerating health information technology adoption. By including CPOE, the nation has taken a strong step toward advancing the use of this lifesaving technology,...

2010-07-07 09:56:00

New Most Wired Survey Methodology Launched CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospitals understand the importance of health information technology (IT) and the benefits of its widespread adoption, yet as a field still face significant barriers to implementation according to a newly released survey of America's Most Wired hospitals and health systems. This year's survey reveals continued progress for hospitals in patient safety initiatives: Fifty-one percent of medication orders...

2010-06-30 08:30:00

Lack of Testing and Monitoring By Hospitals and Vendors Potentially Jeopardizes Patients -- But Solutions Are Available WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health information technology could inadvertently result in harm to patients without proper monitoring, according to a new report issued today by The Leapfrog Group, an employer-backed health advocacy organization. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090818/LEAPFROGLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-06-28 13:27:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- With healthcare leaders across the country fretting about electronic health records (EHRs) and the rush to qualify for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act incentives, Quammen Healthcare Consultants worked with Faith Regional Health Services to prove that the goal is well within reach. After just six months, Quammen enabled the 166-bed acute care facility to "go live" with an electronic records system - and helped put the Norfolk, Neb.-based...

2010-06-25 10:28:00

A New Report from The Leapfrog Group Conference Call for Media June 30th Potential Jeopardy to Patients When Technology is Not Properly Tested and Monitored WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health information technology could inadvertently result in harm to patients without proper monitoring, according to a new report by The Leapfrog Group, an employer-backed health advocacy organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090818/LEAPFROGLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-06-02 07:30:00

HATBORO, Pa., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthcare Informatics Associates (HIA), an InfoLogix, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFLG) company, announced today that it has successfully assisted Hilo Medical Center in Hilo, Hawaii in going live with Phase 1 of one of the nation's first MEDITECH 6.0 electronic medical record (EMR) implementations and becoming the first hospital on the 'big island' of Hawaii to bring the EMR to the patient's bedside. (Logo:...

2010-05-11 10:32:00

BOSTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Patient Safety Foundation has awarded grants totaling $200,000 to support new research in patient safety. The grants will fund projects led by Elizabeth Cox, MD, PhD, of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and by Gordon Schiff, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080307/AQF053LOGO) Dr. Cox's project, Improving Hospital Safety for Children:...

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2010-05-03 09:05:00

Using a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system to communicate a doctor's instructions can significantly reduce hospital-wide mortality rates, researchers claim in a new study. The findings of the research, which were published online in the journal Pediatrics on Monday, show a 20-percent decrease in fatalities over a 1 1/2 year period. Experts at the Palo Alto, California-based Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford University School of Medicine believe that CPOE...

2010-04-29 07:30:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Zanett and St. Vincent Health have been named as a finalist for the Mira Awards Program under the category of Healthcare Information Technology. Now in its 11th year, TechPoint's Mira Awards recognize the achievements of Indiana's outstanding technology performers and contributors, and focuses attention on the broader issue of the important role technology plays in Indiana's economy. Zanett and St. Vincent Health have been nominated for their...

2010-04-26 08:00:00

BOSTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Although federal lawmakers have committed tens of billions of dollars to incentivize health systems and providers to use electronic information systems to improve patient care, thousands of potentially serious medication errors have been tied to use of computerized ordering of medications. The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has awarded a highly competitive research grant to the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at the Brigham and...


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