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SIIM: Can social media prevent a $34M loss? And build physician HIT buy-in?
 

ORLANDO, Fla.In 2002, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles faced a health IT fiasco. The medical center invested $34 million in a computerized physician order entry system based on minimal physician input. Clinical staff revolted and the project was scrapped after three months. Savvy use of social media can not only help health IT leaders circumvent such losses but also build clinical buy-in, according to a June 7 presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).