BIDMC ambulances can transport patient data to the ED via the cloud; Clinical leadership key to governance of community-wide HIT initiatives;

> Ambulances heading to Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center can send data on patients being transported to the hospital to emergency department workers via a new cloud-based electronic hospital management system, eWeek reports. The system uses an application program interface called SafetyPad from EMS software vendor Open Inc. Article

> Clinical leadership is key to successfully governing a community-wide health IT initiative, according to Corey Zeigler, health IT program manager for the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, based in upstate New York. In a recent healthsystemCIO.com post, Zeigler wrote that a "well-respected clinician" should be recruited for such efforts, adding that "your governance should reflect your medical environment." Post

> The reuse of electronic health record data for research is promising, but its quality is not yet standardized enough to be useful, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The researchers, from Columbia University, studied 230 articles that used EHR data in conducting research, checking for elements such as completeness and correctness to determine the quality of the data used in the research. FierceEMR

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