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 September 2011
Legally, EHRs are double-edged swords: They protect clinicians from malpractice litigation but also put them at greater risk.
This guide to electronic health record basics isn't rocket science, but it's required reading for healthcare IT pros.
Focus groups and smart designers aren't enough. Developers need to dig deeper into the patient's world and the clinician's workflow.
Natural language processing programs can now data mine e-records to help locate the best candidates for clinical trials. Several major healthcare organizations have taken notice.
It's impossible for clinicians to stay up to date on every medical innovation. But certain technologies and practices can help them stay current.
The evidence to suggest that electronic health records really make a difference has not been overwhelming--until now.
Clinical alerts may help reduce dangerous drug interactions, but sometimes they cause more problems than they solve. Experts describe best practices to make them work better.