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Category: Information Management


Data Analytics, Information Management

Spot & stop medication nonadherence with data analytics

October 20, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Patient nonadherence to medication is one of the biggest problems facing providers and hospitals today. Treatment doesn’t work if someone doesn’t follow instructions, but how can facilities spot those patients – and convince them to change their behavior? Strategic use […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

AMA launches platform for organizing, exchanging health information

October 17, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The American Medical Association has launched a new digital platform designed to improve, organize and share health information among healthcare stakeholders through a common data model. The Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI), which is open to all organizations, has several […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

NCATS awards $25M to create National Center for Data to Health

October 13, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

A five-year, $25 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science has been awarded to the Oregon Health & Science University to lead a consortium of universities and research organizations in creating a new National Center for Data […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Healthcare stakeholders weigh value of claims and clinical data

October 11, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

In healthcare, claims data is often described as a river that is a mile wide but only an inch deep, while clinical data—the analogy goes—is a mile deep and an inch wide. Yet, with the widespread adoption of electronic health […]


Data Security, Information Management

How your hospital can avoid ransomware attacks & safeguard patient info

October 5, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Tech attacks have become even more common in recent months for healthcare organizations and hospitals. In fact, hundreds of thousands of computers and systems have been brought down by ransomware, and this trend is poised to continue. Cyberattacks like WannaCry […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient engagement a surprise benefit of tablet-based registration

October 5, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Patients arriving for appointments at Academic Allergy and Asthma Center of South Florida typically received a clipboard full of paperwork to fill out, a repetitive and duplicative practice common at most physician practices. But this past June, the practice became […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Regulatory

OIG: Medicare Fraud Prevention System needs improvement

October 4, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Analysts using a system leveraging predictive analytics to identify improper Medicare fee-for-service claims need to improve the process for refining and enhancing its models, according to an audit by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Cloud services put patient information at risk

October 3, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The cloud is the new normal for enterprise apps, with 70% of all organizations having at least one app in the cloud today, according to IDG’s Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, 2016. Telehealth, big data management in research and patient management […]


Data Privacy, Information Management

Why Should Patients Control Their Health Data? Here Are A Few Ideas.

September 29, 2017

Via: EmrAndHipaa

Lately, healthcare organizations have begun working to give patients more access to their personal health data. They’ve concluded that the more control patients have, the more engaged they become in your care, which in turn leads to better outcomes. But […]


Data Security, Information Management

3 Meaningful Steps for Data Breach Prevention and Preparation

September 27, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

Reported data breaches show that HIPAA violation settlements are on the upswing, both in terms of the number of individuals affected and financial cost. We’re not done with 2017, yet OCR’s updated breach portal shows that nearly 4 million individuals […]


Data Security, Information Management

Embracing IoT and cloud: It’s all about visibility and planning

September 26, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Healthcare is one of society’s most vital industries, yet many healthcare organizations are struggling to keep up with technological innovation, namely the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. In this guest post, Ofer Amitai, CEO and co-founder of a […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Medicare data helps ID high-risk populations in natural disasters

September 21, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

During natural disasters such as hurricanes, Medicare claims data is highly effective for identifying those individuals who are dependent on life-maintaining medical and assistive equipment and are at risk from prolonged power outages. That’s the contention of Karen DeSalvo, MD, […]


Data Security, Information Management

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence is Key to Fighting Ransomware in Healthcare

September 11, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

Every once in a while the world wakes up to the news of yet another data breach of incredible proportion, providing a crude reminder that healthcare IT systems are not as secure as they should be. Some black hat hackers […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Survey: Nearly All U.S. Hospitals Use EHRs, CPOE Systems

September 11, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Ninety-nine percent of hospitals across the country now use electronic health record systems (EHRs), compared to about 31 percent in 2003. Computerized prescriber-order-entry (CPOE) systems with clinical decision support are used by 96 percent of hospitals, according to the ASHP […]


Data Security, Information Management

Alaska DHSS facing potential breach after two Trojan malware attacks

September 7, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Two computers of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services were hit by malware attacks, which potentially breached the records of some of its patients. A Trojan horse virus was found on the two computers on July 5 and […]