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Dangerous practices to fix today

Tips on how to correct four common but dangeous problems likely lurking in your office right now.  

Deloitte: Preparation key to networked device security

Anticipation and preparation are key to mitigating the security and patient safety risks associated with networked medical devices, according to a new report from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

Lawmakers, hospitals press OMB on unique identifier rule

What's taking so long? That's what four members of the U.S. House asked in a recent letter to the Office of Management and Budget about releasing the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) final rule.

HIT Policy Committee: Use existing regulation to scrutinize health IT

The HIT Policy Committee said there's no need for substantial new regulation of health IT, but closer scrutiny according to regulation already in place--with cross-agency collaboration, of...

Scoring system could help reduce adverse drug events in patients

University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers have partnered with UF Health to identify hospital patients at greatest risk for preventable adverse drug events.

AHRQ renews contract with ECRI Institute to maintain clearinghouses

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has renewed the contract for the ECRI Institute to maintain two databases of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and healthcare quality measures.

Should all docs and nurses receive drug tests after adverse events?

Hospitals should conduct drug tests on all physicians and nurses, especially following an adverse event, and doctors and nurses should be ready to comply, according to an article by NYU Langone Medical Center's Director of Division of Medical Ethics.

Patient groups to federal officials: Don't rush health IT regulation

A coalition of 15 patient groups said it wants to see the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act workgroup take its time in crafting a risk-based framework for health IT regulation, in a letter sent to federal officials this week.

Groups push for release of final device identifier rule

A range of patient advocacy groups is urging the Office of Management and Budget to release a final Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule as soon as possible.

5 ways ONC is demonstrating health IT progress

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT last week unveiled a report updating its progress on five goals outlined in its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011-2015, published in March 2011 by previous National Coordinator David Blumenthal.