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How health care information technology can save babies; Patient Safety and Acute Kidney Injury - Recent Topics of Health Policy Faculty Workshops

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On January 19, 2012, the Health Policy Faculty Workshop hosted Dr. Amalia Miller, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Virginia.  Her talk was entitled, "Can Health Care Information Save Babies?".  Dr. Miller discussed the role health care information technology as it pertains to successful child-birth. 

According to Professor Ellen Meara, "Amalia Miller's talk on Health IT and neonatal outcomes spurred a lively and informative debate that helped us all think about the potential for IT to improve health outcomes, how privacy laws can have unintended health consequences, and methodological considerations that help us interpret neonatal outcomes we observe in communities around the country."

On February 3, 2012, the Health Policy Faculty Workshop hosted Dr. Jeremiah Brown, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. His talk was entitled, "Patient Safety and Acute Kidney Injury.” Dr. Brown discussed his work on Patient Safety and Acute Kidney Injury with an emphasis in qualitative and quantitative health services research and improvement.

Health Policy Faculty Workshops are jointly sponsored by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

The next workshop in this series will be held on Friday, March 2 at TDI (35 Centerra, 3rd floor conference room), and will feature Samir Soneji, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.  Dr. Soneji will be discussing the topic of "Assessing Progress in the Burden of Cancer".

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