Medical Simulation Corporation Announces Stroke Quality Initiative Program in Support of National Stroke Awareness Month

As the third leading cause of death in the United States, stroke
affects 700,000 Americans and accounts for over 143,000 deaths
annually. With timely treatment, the risk of death and disability from
stroke can be substantially lowered. Released earlier this year,
Medical Simulation Corporation’s (MSC) SimSuite Stroke Program enhances
the competence and confidence® of healthcare providers in early
recognition of stroke and initial treatment of stroke patients to
improve patient outcomes.

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EMR Implementation: Building a Team of Informaticists

EMR Implementation 

Building a Team of Informaticists

In “Clinical Informatics and the CMIO” (PSQH 2010, Jan./Feb.), I discussed the importance of clinical informatics in institutions achieving their EMR implementation goals. I talked about why you can’t “just take the paper order set and make it appear on the screen” and how you should brace yourself for organizational change when you start doing electronic order entry.

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Health IT & Quality: Health IT’s Glue

Health IT & Quality

Health IT’s Glue

With the march toward deployment of healthcare IT in full swing, concern mounts about obtaining the full value from the investment. Spending $19 billion on health IT tools does not guarantee patient safety, enhanced quality, improved access to care, or reduced cost. In fact, many studies over the past years have shown just the opposite.

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ISMP Develops Guidelines for Standard Order Sets

Computerized prescriber order entry (CPOE) for medications gives
healthcare organizations the ability to provide prescribers with a
collection, or set, of predefined standardized orders that address
common patient conditions. These order sets can be used for paper based
as well as CPOE systems.

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