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VA IS THE FIRST HOSPITAL SYSTEM TO CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW to determine what level of inpatient surgeries may be performed in each of its 112 surgery programs.
ARLINGTON VA—A slate of military physicians in the field of cardiology were honored last month as “Heart Heroes” by the American Heart Association (AHA) and CGI, an IT and business process services provider.
Enhancing Caregiver Support for Heart Failure Patients: The CarePartner Study
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00555360
ARLINGTON, VA— President Obama’s goal of computerizing the nation’s medical records by 2014 became more attainable when Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, according to Charles Friedman, PhD, chief scientific officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in HHS.
WASHINGTON, DC—Using barcode technology with an electronic medication administration record (eMAR) substantially reduces transcription and medication administration errors, as well as potential drug-related adverse events, says a new study funded by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The study is published in the May 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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