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Category: Information Management


Data Analytics, Information Management

Providers begin using AI to improve clinical decision making

January 22, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare organizations across the country are beginning to cash in on early efforts in artificial intelligence and data visualization. First reports on initial efforts to use these advanced technologies show tantalizing potential. At Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed an […]


Data Security, Information Management

Email error causes data exposure at Lebanon VA Medical Center

January 21, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

An email error caused the information about 1,000 veterans to be released by the Lebanon VA Medical Center in Pennsylvania. In November, the organization experienced an unauthorized release of protected health information when information on 993 veterans was accidentally sent […]


Data Security, Information Management

HHS cybersecurity guidance ramps up pressure to protect data

January 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

New cybersecurity best practices from the Department of Health and Human Services are more than helpful suggestions for provider organizations—they set security practices that are likely to become the de facto standard industry wide. The new guidance, available here, should […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Pharmacy refill data helps providers detect medication non-adherence

January 4, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A combination of provider reports and pharmacy refill data offers the highest sensitivity for identifying and predicting medication non-adherence. According to Johns Hopkins researchers, a study of 87 adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease, evaluated five adherence measures—provider […]


Data Privacy, Information Management

Machine learning enables physical activity data to be re-identified

January 3, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

By leveraging machine learning algorithms, it is possible to re-identify physical activity data collected from wearable devices from which protected health information has been removed. That’s the contention of Anil Aswani, assistant professor in industrial engineering and operations research at […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

How AI is Stopping Drug Diversion and Saving Healthcare Workers’ Lives

December 26, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Lisa Marie Jones first started taking painkillers to deal with a dental surgery, but soon she was using them to manage other pain in her life. She had a disabled family member to care for and suffered from significant childhood […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Providers turning to health IT to combat the opioid crisis

December 26, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Providers have begun to harness technology to improve their management of opioids and avoid misuse. It’s not a moment too soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent reports, released in November, confirm that the opioid crisis is […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

12 trends that will dominate healthcare IT in 2019

December 19, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The push to digitize healthcare has been going on for at least 10 years—that’s when the push began for hospitals and physicians to implement electronic health records. Now, providers are looking for ways to achieve measureable results with the systems […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Survey: One-third of clinicians say e-prescribing systems give incorrect warnings

December 18, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Electronic prescribing systems send physicians automated warnings when a potential problem with a prescription is detected. Yet, the accuracy of these decision support algorithms is being questioned. A new survey of members of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology finds […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

How Artificial Intelligence Will Help Transform Personal Health in 2019

December 13, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Artificial intelligence technology has made great strides in the last decade, with AI models outperforming humans in various tasks, from image recognition to election forecasting to reading comprehension. In the coming years, the range of domains in which AI excels […]


Data Security, Information Management

Data breach at Atrium Health impacts more than 2.6M records

November 28, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A major cyber event at Atrium Health, an expansive delivery system with more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations, could affect more than 2.6 million patient records. Included in that total are about 700,000 affected individuals whose Social Security […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Small-area-based open data can help in cost-effective health care service planning

November 26, 2018

Via: The Medical News

When assessing the effects of socioeconomic status (SES) on health inequalities or outcomes of care, it is worthwhile to use small-area-based open data instead of individual SES information, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Getting access […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

How Virtual Care is Improving Access and Affordability of Healthcare

November 21, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made strides in providing more affordable, accessible care for all patients. A new rule allowing Medicare Advantage beneficiaries to access telehealth from home was recently proposed. CMS also released its CY […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

New evidence that social media increases loneliness

November 15, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to the first author of the new study, which featured in the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, no scientific study has proven a causal connection between the two until now. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa G. Hunt believes […]


Data Security, Information Management

Researchers develop solution to ensure long-term safe storage of sensitive health data

November 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for sensitive health data in a joint project with Japanese and Canadian partners. An initial prototype was […]