22 September 2011
Electronic Health Records and Quality of Care Study
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) recently published a study comparing care provided to diabetic patients in physician practices that use electronic health records (EHRs) versus physician practices that do not. The results indicate that practices that use EHRs -- especially in conjunction with collaborative efforts to improve quality -- delivered measurably better care than practices which rely on paper records.
Check out the Office of the National Coordinator's Buzz Blog for a blog by the study's lead author, Dr. Randall Cebul, which summarizes their findings.
20 September 2011
Announcement from BioSense Redesign Team:
Though it’s time to say goodbye to summer, the BioSense Redesign Team is closing the summer out with a bang! We’ve kept our ear to the ground at recent public health conferences and workshops, and based on your feedback, we’ve developed a new resource to address questions like, “What will the new BioSense 2.0 do? How will it be different? or How will CDC use data contributed to BioSense 2.0?”
Our new Frequently Asked Questions or “FAQs” are designed to address the most common questions and concerns about BioSense 2.0, with topics ranging from the new environment to cloud and security issues and integration of meaningful use requirements.
15 September 2011
Registration is free. Details about the agenda, registration, and logistics can be found here: http://idash.ucsd.edu/index.php/component/content/article/34/102-privacy-workshop