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Patient Safety and Information Technology: Improving Information Technology’s Role in Providing Safer Care

The Bipartisan Policy Committee publishes a report on health IT and patient safety, calling for “a coordinated effort—supported by public and private sector funding—to set health IT safety priorities, drawing upon existing reporting and analysis efforts,” in addition to disseminating best practices and continued development of safety standards.

Evaluation of Suicide Prevention Programs in Veterans Health Administration Facilities

An OIG investigation of suicide prevention programs in VHA facilities finds that while veterans account for 18 percent of all deaths from suicide within the US, many VHA facilities still fail to conduct mandatory community outreach activities designed to bolster suicide hotline call volumes.

What Hospital CIOs Think About Data Security and Clinical Mobility 

A survey of 100 hospital CIOs finds that 30 percent of respondents believe PHI is being shared via unsecure methods within their facility.

NantHealth Names Ronald A. Louks as Chief Operating Officer

NantHealth names former BlackBerry President  Ronald Louks as its new COO.

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