CERTs in the News
- LAST REVIEWED: December 10, 2012 / Posted: December 10, 2012
- Discovery Channel Documentary, “Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board™,” Features Dr. David Bates from the B&WH HIT-CERT.
Can technology be harnessed to improve the quality of health care and reduce human errors? This probing question was the focus of a documentary that aired on the Discovery™ Channel in April and May of 2012.
- LAST REVIEWED: December 9, 2012 / Posted: December 09, 2012
- Brigham and Women’s CERT Investigator Garners Media Attention for HIT Research
David Bates, M.D., principal investigator of the Brigham and Women’s Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERT), was featured earlier this year as a leading researcher in the field of health information technology (HIT) in a Health Science Channel video and a New York Times article.
- LAST REVIEWED: July 29, 2012 / Posted: July 26, 2012
- University of Illinois-Chicago CERT Featured on the National Patient Safety Foundation Web Site
The National Patient Safety Foundation featured the University of Illinois-Chicago CERT in the Research News section of its Web site on March 19, 2012. The article reviews the Center's research focus and briefly describes tools in development that can be applied in practice and will be distributed for free.
- LAST REVIEWED: July 27, 2012 / Posted: November 11, 2009
- Arizona CERT Principal Investigator Featured on the Nationwide Health Information TV Network
This 33-minute patient education program provides patients with basic information about how to take medications safely.
- LAST REVIEWED: July 27, 2012 / Posted: October 18, 2010
- The New York Times Features Findings From Houston CERT Acupuncture Study
Results from a study by conducted by the Houston CERT fueled the debate over the efficacy of acupuncture. The study compared traditional Chinese acupuncture with sham acupuncture and also evaluated whether the acupuncturist communication style affected outcomes.
- LAST REVIEWED: July 27, 2012 / Posted: July 23, 2009
- A Commentary on Patients' Point of View by the UIC and Brigham and Women's CERTs Featured in the Harvard Health Letter
In this commentary published in the Harvard Health Letter, the half-dozen broad principles associated with the judicious use of medications ("conservative prescribing") originally proposed by authors of a paper published in JAMA in 2009, are revised to take into account more of the patient's point of view.
- LAST REVIEWED: July 27, 2012 / Posted: April 21, 2009
- Duke CERT Investigator Highlighted in WSJ
The Wall Street Journal ran an article about the impact the American Heart Association's (AHA) Get With the Guidelines (GWTG) program is having and its goals for helping improve care and prevent further hospitalizations for cardiac patients.
- LAST REVIEWED: July 27, 2012 / Posted: July 22, 2009
- President Obama Cites Duke CERT Publication
During his speech at the annual American Medical Association (AMA) meeting on June 15, 2009, President Obama quoted a paper written by investigators at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), home of the Duke Cardiovascular Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERT).
- LAST REVIEWED: July 25, 2012 / Posted: June 23, 2010
- Iowa CERT Research Selected for AHRQ's Innovation Exchange
In this study, clinical pharmacists collaborated with physicians to manage patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure.