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Category: Information Management


Data Security, Information Management

12 key strategies to reducing cyber vulnerabilities

September 20, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities and intrusions pose risks to every hospital, the American Hospital Association reminds members. The expanded use of networked technology and the electronic exchange of health information greatly increases exposure to potential cybersecurity threats. One of the most important […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Lack of EHR, data interoperability holding back value-based care

September 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The lack of electronic health record interoperability and sharing of patient data continue to be major barriers to value-based care in Medicare. That’s the consensus of healthcare stakeholders who testified late last week before the House Energy and Commerce Health […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Cancer to kill nearly 10 million this year says WHO report

September 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

According to a report released by the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency this week, 9.6 million people would lose their lives to cancer this year. This translates as one in eight of all deaths and one in eleven of […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

AI algorithm predicts aneurysm risk from EHR, genetic data

September 10, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Stanford researchers are able to predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm by using an artificial intelligence algorithm that combines genome-sequence information and electronic health record data. A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine, published September 6 […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

New research compares social media ratings offered to hospitals by patients

September 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Consumers can go to Google, Yelp and Facebook for crowdsourced insight about the experiences they’ll have at a hospital, but they shouldn’t expect foolproof guidance on the quality of care they will receive, according to new Indiana University research. Researchers […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Humana looks to bolster digital health, analytics with new center

August 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Humana, one of the country’s largest healthcare insurance companies, plans to bolster its digital health and analytics capabilities with a new development center located in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. The move is the latest by several of the nation’s largest healthcare […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

10 surprising uses for analytics in healthcare

August 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Everyone is in on the analytics game, but not every organization has something to show for its efforts. Many providers are learning the hard way that implementing pricey tools doesn’t pay off unless there’s a clear plan to utilize insights […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Government lacks data to ensure proper oversight of Medicaid

August 22, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The federal government’s efforts to combat Medicaid fraud and overpayments, which totaled nearly $37 billion in fiscal year 2017, must be strengthened by improving its data oversight system. That’s the message that the Government Accountability Office and lawmakers delivered on […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

How Analytics Supports Value-Based Healthcare

August 16, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Industry disruptions and business model changes have become familiar these days. It’s almost a cliché that Uber disrupted taxi companies, Netflix disrupted cable television, or the cloud disrupted the traditional technology industry. Healthcare is no exception. The growth of value-based […]


Data Privacy, Information Management

More Than 3 Million Patient Records Breached During Q2 2018

August 15, 2018

Via: EmrAndHipaa

A new study by data security vendor Protenus has concluded that more than 3 million patient records were breached during the second quarter of 2018, in a sharp swing upward from the previous quarter with no obvious explanation. The Protenus […]


Data Security, Information Management

OIG: Maryland did not adequately secure Medicaid system, data

August 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The state of Maryland has not adequately secured its Medicaid Management Information System in accordance with federal requirements and guidance, potentially putting sensitive data and its operations at risk. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of Health […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Program testing EHR role in speeding organ donation process

August 13, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The United Network for Organ Sharing is working with software vendors Cerner and Statline to automate manual processes surrounding organ donations. The initiative aims to improve the process for notifying hospitals about potential organ donors, with the hopes of reducing […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

Prescription drugs fuel CVS’ earnings beat as sales in the front of the store lag

August 8, 2018

Via: CNBC

CVS Health’ topped Wall Street’s expectations with its retail pharmacy business fueling growth despite fewer customers shopping in the front of its stores. Revenue from CVS’ retail pharmacy segment reached $20.7 billion, up 5.7 percent from the year-ago quarter, driven […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Optimising the care pathway: a vision of connected healthcare delivery

August 2, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Healthcare is going through its own digital transformation. New technology, such as wearables, telemedicine and IoT connectivity is making its way into hospitals, clinics and care homes. It is aimed at optimising care pathways to reduce average hospital stays and […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Embleema Launches Blockchain-Powered Personal Health Record Platform

July 17, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Embleema comes out of stealth to connect patients, life sciences, and regulators through its healthcare blockchain-enabled personal health record (PHR) platform. Embleema, a NYC-based patient-focused healthcare blockchain network, today emerged from stealth after one year of R&D, to launch the […]