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What you may have missed on @nnlmmcr: September 1 – 30, 2012

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September 21-30, 2012

  • New report demonstrates how HealthIT can improve patient safety
  • 15,000 help wanted ads for healthcare pros with EMR experience in U.S. This is a 31% annual increase for past few years
  • Consumer are far more willing to interact/engage with health IT than their physicians so says national survey.
  • Motivational Gaming study/report showing promise amongst early teens struggling with obesity when done the right way.
  • New report details planning for HIE in hurricane-prone states
  • Attending APHA 2012? There’s an app for that
  • Results of the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health @ Full report @
  • has a new look – check it out
  • Proposed new system for patients to report medical mistakes.

September 11-20, 2012

  • Hoarding disorder has been considered a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It now may be a unique diagnosis.
  • NIH looking to collaborate on mobile health (aka mHealth) in a public/private partnership on mobile health
  • ONC says to EMR vendors – go for Blue Button ASAP! Challenge issued – Get this to consumers by early 2013.
  • More U.S. Adults Turning to Mobile Apps in Emergencies. The Red Cross has also released a Hurricane App.
  • Johns Hopkins Pt Safety Team finds dx “fatal flaws” in ICU account for many annual deaths. Implications for…
  • New study shows evidence-based wellness program contributes to weight reduction in overweight & obese children & teens.
  • New study: COPD Patients with low health literacy fare worse and have more ER visits.
  • Is gun violence a public health issue?
  • 10 biggest HIPAA security breaches in the U.S.
  • There are 480 codes for a fractured kneecap – keeping up with ICD-10
  • Web based privacy & security training games for medical practices…NO cost to you. An ONC service
  • Consider the “spin” in medical news when evaluating results. and
  • VA please with reports that 1 Million patients sign on to Blue Button to access their personal health record
  • New IOM report “Best Care at Lower Cost” now available. Note emphasis on knowledge/information.
  • Keeping fingers crossed a #Librarian gets thanked during acceptance speeches. Lasker award winners announced.

September 1-10, 2012

  • Epic/Surescripts Marriage Delivers Secure Clinical Messaging
  • Researchers have developed a new prosthetic technique that can restore vision to blind mice.
  • Military PTSD: All-Star Scientists Start Mental Health Mega-Project
  • Calling all Mental Health professionals. @samhsagov needs your help to improve their website. Learn more:
  • Video Dial-a-Doctor Seen Easing Shortage in Rural U.S.
  • HL7 (Health Level Seven International) offers free license to their resource starting in the first quarter of 2013.
  • VA Reports that 1 million patients now registered for Blue Button to access their personal health records
  • Ascension Health announces agreement to buy 36-hospital system
  • CliniPAK – suitcase sized portable EHR interface for people with limited computer literacy/reliable electrical service.
  • Suicide Awareness Day is September 10. Check out this SAMHSA toolkit on preventing suicide –
  • A 10 year systematic review of interventions to improve quality of care in hospitals
  • Effects of an online personal health record on medication accuracy and safety: a cluster-randomized trial
  • Evolution of the hospitalist

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