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Category: Information Management


Data Analytics, Information Management

7 challenges physicians face accessing patient data

April 18, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Many physicians often do not have access to information available from pharmacy benefit management firms and health insurers, two entities that are supposed to be close partners with providers. Surescripts and ORC International, a business intelligence firm, conducted a survey […]


Data Security, Information Management

Data Breach at Middletown Medical Impacts up to 63K Patients

April 13, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

The Orange County, New York-based Middletown Medical has acknowledged a data breach in which a security setting on one of the group’s radiology interfaces enabled unauthorized users to access electronic patient information. The misconfigured security settings specifically may have permitted […]


Data Privacy, Information Management

Facebook scandal could drive greater protections for consumer health data

April 12, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Fueled by Facebook’s failure to safeguard the data of users of its social media platform, lawmakers in Congress are looking to protect the online privacy of Americans through wide-ranging legislation that could have significant effects on the handling of health […]


Data Security, Information Management

HHS warns SamSam ransomware is still ravaging healthcare

April 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Hackers have launched at least eight separate cyberattacks on healthcare and government organizations so far this year using SamSam ransomware, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The 2018 attacks include incidents involving two Indiana-based hospitals and one […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Optum offers analytics service to help physicians treat at-risk patients

March 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Optum, the healthcare business services arm of UnitedHealth Group, is making data available to healthcare providers working under at-risk contracts with health insurers to help doctors identify at-risk patients and engage them to improve health outcomes. The initiative also is […]


Data Security, Information Management

If you’re on Medicare, check the mail for your new, secure ID card

March 29, 2018

Via: CNBC

If you are receiving Medicare, a new identification card is coming your way soon. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services plans to mail out the replacement cards to all of the program’s 58.5 million recipients by April 2019, as […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

CentraCare Health ID turns to analytics to identify patient trends

March 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

CentraCare Health, an integrated delivery system in Central Minnesota, is testing an analytics tool that is intended to help the organization make strategy decisions based on patient trends. The product, called Decisionology, is from Tea Leaves Health, a business intelligence […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Population health efforts get boost from broad use of IT

March 27, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

As value-based care takes hold in healthcare, a variety of care delivery organizations are showing results in managing risk through the use of population health management tools and techniques. Over time, these provider organizations are getting better at augmenting population […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Poll: 44% Of Americans Skip Doctor Visits Due To Cost

March 26, 2018

Via: Forbes

Due to the high cost of healthcare, 44% Americans didn’t go see a physician last year when they were sick or injured, according to a new survey. The West Health Institute/NORC at the University of Chicago national poll comes as […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Platform enables state programs to share opioid prescription information

March 26, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

President Trump last week called for a nationally interoperable network of state-run Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs as part of a new initiative to combat the opioid epidemic. However, the standards and infrastructure for data sharing nationwide between state PDMPs already […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Use data analytics to maximize patient placement

March 22, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

As your hospital grows and more patients seek care at your facility, managing patient placement and maximizing your capacity for care becomes a higher priority. One way to ensure patients can remain in your hospital for as long as they […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

EHR data helps predict opioid use

March 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A prediction model leveraging electronic health record data could be used to help providers identify hospitalized patients who are at highest risk of progressing to chronic opioid use after they’re discharged from the hospital. Researchers at the University of Colorado […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Net neutrality repeal will affect your hospital: Learn how

March 15, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

You may think the impending loss of net neutrality has no real impact on you, since you run a healthcare organization and not an IT company. But the Federal Communication Commission’s new rule will affect all facets of business, including […]


Data Security, Information Management

Most healthcare organizations have suffered data breaches, survey shows

March 12, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

While healthcare organizations spent more on information technology from 2016 to 2017, the number of cyberattacks also increased, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute. The healthcare organizations surveyed experienced an average of 16 cyberattacks each in 2017, […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

The Changing Role of Healthcare IT and Why It Requires Automation

March 12, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

For healthcare providers, patient experience and satisfaction are becoming increasingly important as consumers shift their approach to seeking medical care. The recent adoption of value-based care models has led consumers to shop around in order to select those healthcare providers […]