CT radiation dosage lowered with high-pitch scanner use; RAND: RxNorm should replace NDC in primary care e-prescribing;

> Doctors performing CT scans on children can drastically reduce the amount of radiation used by following a combination of new techniques, a recent study determines. Chief among those techniques was the use of a high-pitch scanner, which essentially speeds up the process of obtaining an image, reports CardiovascularBusiness. Article

> Electronic prescribing done using the Food and Drug Administration-administered National Drug Code identifiers sometimes misrepresent the prescriber's intent through over specification, says the Rand Corp. in a study posted online July 20. FierceGovernmentIT

> The government certification of drchrono's iPad app for Meaningful Use announced on Thursday represents more than a giant leap for the company, which only a few weeks ago secured $675,000 in seed money. It also has the potential to push both electronic health records and mobile health into the mainstream, simultaneously. FierceMobileHealthcare

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee spent $6 million to encrypt all of its stored data in response to a 2009 hard drive theft that contained personal information of about 1 million customers, reports Chattanooga News. The hard drives contained audio and video recordings related to customer service phone calls from providers and members. FierceHealthPayer

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