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The CIO: Healthcare’s New Million Dollar Man

SSi Search surveys 178 healthcare CIOs on changes to their roles and responsibilities post-HITECH and compares that with associated salary increases. 23 percent of respondents reported a 50 – 75 percent increase in responsibility since HITECH was passed, but reported receiving less a 10 percent salary increase over the same period.

Kaiser Permanente Opens New Information Technology Center in Greenwood Village

Kaiser Permanente opens a five-story, 350-person IT office in Greenwood Village, CO which it estimates will house 700 employees by 2015.

NYC Macroscope Puts Data at the Fingertips of City Officials

New York City public health workers are developing a big-data surveillance program that promises real-time population health monitoring of the city. The program will rely on EHR data aggregated into a surveillance tool that will drive public health decisions.

Class 2 Recall Picis EDIS PulseCheck

Picis recalls its PulseCheck EDIS due to problems with prescription comments being dropped from electronic prescriptions when filed or printed.

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  1. Picis admits its ER EHR system is a medical device by issuing a recall directed and publicized by the FDA CDRH.

    It continues to be scandalous that all of these EHR devices are being sold without any oversight. Between the Picis gig and the Siemens’ two safety alerts in the past few weeks, pretty soon, you would think that there are some serious defects, flaws, impediments, and adversity from these unvetted devices.

    Then again, the FDASIA work group consisting of a vendor preponderant brain trust does not recommend premarket oversight. Hello?







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