The Vanderbilt University Medical Center has turned to business software from IBM's Ilog unit in a bid to save lives and lower costs, reports the New York Times. A few years ago, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies released some sobering findings: At least 1.5 million people are hurt by medication mistakes every year in the United States, costing hospitals about $3.5 billion in additional treatment expenses. Technology companies claim to have a means of lowering these figures, and it's called BRMS, which stands for Business Rule Management System. The broad phrase covers policies set up by businesses...

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