Dyson-Hudson acknowledged the countless challenges to carrying out a multi-center medical trial. ‘However,’ he commented, ‘results from rigorously managed collaborative studies such as this one supply the necessary evidence to support using interventions in people with SCI and offer the building blocks for clinical suggestions in this population.’.. ASIA honors SCI experts with 2012 Apple Award American Spinal Damage Association has awarded its 2012 Apple Award to the article by Tag Nash, PhD, et al, entitled, ‘Safety, tolerance, and efficacy of extended-release niacin monotherapy for treating dyslipidemia risks in persons with chronic tetraplegia: a randomized multicenter controlled trial.’ The article, that was published in Archives of Physical Medication and Rehabilitation in March 2011, is founded on a scholarly research conducted in spinal cord injury analysis centers in Florida, New York, New California and Jersey.As Koppel explains, even something ostensibly simple, such as for example blood-pressure measurement, will get lost in translation because of the modifiers accompanying the quantities: standing, seated, preinjection, labile, non-compliant. So imagine a common vocabulary for MRI reviews or operative notes. Although sector influence is indisputable, this description conflicts with the impression I got from Judy Faulkner, ceo of EHR maker Epic Systems, who advocates for government-created standards. Whether or not other vendors are prepared to make their items interoperable, government frequently overrides industry’s financial passions to achieve a larger public good.