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Disaster Response in Health Care: A Design Extension For Enterprise Data Warehouse

August 29, 2005. Hurricane katrina made landfall and caused catastrophic damage along the coastlines of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana killing at least 1,836 people.12 Nearly 80% of the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas were ravaged. Katrina is estimated to be responsible for more than $80 billion in damages, making it the costliest hurricane […]


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Six Strategies For Electronic Medical Records Systems

The health care sector, despite its importance, is still behind most other industries such as retail, manufacturing, and financial services to leverage IT for operational and strategic purposes. Effective development and successful implementation of IT systems are critical in health care as these systems have direct implications for patient safety, mortality, and better quality of life. Here, we discuss several potential drawbacks of current EMR systems and offer six key strategies for development and improvement based on a case study of one of the largest health care providers in the nation—the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

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