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Award-winning Innovation Helps Improve Reporting for the Good of Public Health

Have you wondered how the news media knows to report which states are experiencing a spike in the number of cases of the flu? Healthcare providers and laboratories share clinical data about certain diseases and conditions with local health agencies in order to protect the health of the community. Exchanging certain health information is one…
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Nursing Informatics – What is it Exactly?

Nursing Informatics is a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, and knowledge in nursing practice. Recognized by The American Nursing Association since 1992 as a specialty role in nursing, there are both graduate degrees and board certification recognitions. Nursing Informatics plays an important role in…
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A CEO Checklist for High-Value Healthcare

Today, I am pleased to announce the release of a checklist created by senior leaders and CEO’s from 11 health systems, including HCA—under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine (IOM)—to promote high-value healthcare. The CEO Checklist for High-Value Health Care provides ten strategies to help hospitals reduce waste and improve patient outcomes, and we are…
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