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EDs with HIE more likely to avoid repeat imaging

One of the first large-scale studies on the links between HIE participation and imaging in hospital emergency departments finds that redundant CT scans, x-rays, and ultrasounds decreased significantly, with savings in the millions of dollars, at hospitals connected to an HIE.

How Data Analytics Helped Spark a $36.5M Turnaround at Boston Medical Center

Boston Medical Center President and CEO Kathleen Walsh attributes a data analytics project to the hospital’s financial turnaround in which it went from a $32 million loss to a $4 million surplus in two years.

Survey says: EHR incentive program is on track

National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD outlines the progress made thus far under the EHR incentive program.

St. John embraces digital records

A local paper covers St. Johns Medical Center’s (WA) Epic go-live. St John’s is Part of PeaceHealth’s system-wide Epic install.

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