Proposed model to measure hospital adoption of data analytics; CMS wins award for cybersecurity;

> In a commentary published recently in ElectronicHealthcare, Dale Sanders--a senior advisor to the Cayman Islands National Health System and a senior research fellow with the Advisory Board--proposed an eight-level framework to measure a hospital's adoption of enterprise data warehouses, business intelligence and analytics. The model is based on the seven-stage HIMSS EMR Adoption Model. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services won a 2012 U.S. National Cybersecurity Innovation Award for its use of automated monitoring for the protection of health data. Such awards are given annually to companies and government agencies that "contribute to significant cyber-risk reduction." Announcement

> Daily scheduled ventilator rounds via a tele-ICU platform significantly reduced patient time spent on mechanical ventilation, according to St. Louis-based independent tele-ICU provider Advanced ICU Care, according to a study presented last week during the annual conference for the American College of Chest Physicians. Announcement

And Finally… Mr. Ed never generated revenue like this. Article

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