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Paul Cerrato has worked as a healthcare editor and writer for 30 years, including for InformationWeek Healthcare, Contemporary OBGYN, RN magazine and Advancing OBGYN, published by the Yale University School of Medicine. He has been extensively published in business and medical literature, including Business and Health and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has also lectured at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and Westchester Medical Center.
Articles by Paul Cerrato

A Painless Path To CPOE?

10/21/2013
Despite evidence that computerized provider order entry systems can improve patient care, many providers have resisted due to cost and tech concerns. New KLAS report suggests an easier route.

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Overworked EHR Vendors Not Big On Tech Support

8/6/2012
Don't expect much help after signing on the dotted line for a new electronic help record system. EHR vendors' resources are stretched thin as they struggle to meet demand, and you'll have to find ways to fill the inevitable gaps in support and employee training.

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Is That Healthcare Website Making You Sick?

3/28/2012
Many healthcare websites provide valuable information that can help prepare you for the next doctor's visit. But some serve up misinformation that just might land you in the hospital. Here's how to tell the difference.

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Healthcare IT Goes Star Trek

2/24/2012
Captain Kirk could talk to his computer and get the information needed to make executive level decisions. The latest clinical analytics tools featured at HIMSS are just about there.

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Why Doctors Won't Like ACOs

11/21/2011
Accountable Care Organizations require hard data to support treatment decisions. IT's job is to build that evidence into your organization's systems.

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Don't Regulate EHRs Like Cars

11/16/2011
In the interest of patient safety, the Institute of Medicine recommends that health IT be more tightly regulated, much like the auto industry. But are the two industries comparable?

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IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
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