Profile of Paul Cerrato
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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
posted in January 2012
The IT leaders who make a difference sometimes break the rules, but their vision and courage drive results for the customers who matter: patients.
Mid-size hospitals know how to analyze their financial, operational, and clinical data. But to survive in the coming pay-for-performance world, they must take it to the next level.
Healthcare providers must collect all sorts of quality and other performance data to meet emerging standards. We delve into the huge task ahead.
Proponents say the marriage of health IT and individualized therapy will revolutionize health care. The jury is still out.
It's not a security, privacy, or data-sharing problem. It's a patient problem.
Chances are your clinical information systems are starved for data. Consider adding EMBASE, Micromedix, and other sources.
If the scientific data going into these repositories is flawed, so are your clinicians' decisions.