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Kaiser Permanente Wins Prestigious Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality Efforts

The National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission present Kaiser Permanente with the Eisenberg Award for work Kaiser did integrating implant registry databases and trending implant-specific outcomes across more than 300,000 patients.

Baylor University Medical Center activates Allscripts electronic health record system

Baylor University Medical Center goes live on Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager at its 1,065-bed Dallas campus.

Breach Report 2012: Protected Health Information

Redspin publishes its annual PHI breach report, which shows a 21 percent increase in number of large breaches but a 77 percent decrease in total number of patients impacted. Sixty-three percent of the records compromised were a result of the top five events of the year.

HIEs top hiring need: IT pros

A recent analysis of HIE staffing shortages shows that there is strong demand for health IT professionals, specifically in the areas of data integrity, software support, reporting, security, and technical project management.

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