Computer model could help providers deal with patient no-shows; Three hospitals earn Stage 7 status from HIMSS Analytics;

> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has posted its first web-based security training module for providers. The tool uses a game format that requires users to respond to health IT privacy and security challenges that typically occur in small medical practices. Website

> A computer program that establishes an "optimal rate of overbooking" could help medical practices cope with the issue of patient cancelations and no-shows. Researchers based in the United Arab Emirates developed the method using dynamic process modeling, and published their results in the International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics. Abstract

> Three hospitals in the last week--the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa; Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis; and Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.--all were recognized by HIMSS Analytics as having reached Stage 7 status on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model.

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