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Medication errors found in 1 out of 2 surgeries

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital analyze records from 277 operations and observed that 124 of the operations included at least one medication error, one-third of which resulted in harm to patients.

Two KC health care giants team up for ‘living lab’

Truman Medical Center (MO) expands its partnership with Cerner, a fellow Kansas City organization. Under the new partnership, Truman’s IT staff will become Cerner employees and TMC will provide Cerner with a nearby “living lab” to research new solutions.

UMass Memorial to relocate 500-person IT team to downtown Worcester

In preparation for its Epic implementation, UMass Memorial Health Care (MA) will relocate its 250 employee IT staff to a new 94,000 square foot office space in Worcester, MA that will provide enough room to expand the department to 500 people.

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