Health information management News
May 03, 2017
A survey found that consumers mistrust health information security, especially with health technology. A CIO explains these concerns are founded and what improvements are necessary.
April 14, 2017
A new ONC challenge is seeking ways to ensure the accuracy and reliability of health data, also known as data provenance. Data provenance refers to information about when the data was created, by ...
March 23, 2017
Experts were not surprised by the recently published ECRI report on patient safety issues. In fact, experts agreed these issues have been around for a while.
February 17, 2017
Health data breaches caused by hacker attacks rose by 320% in 2016, ransomware attacks became prominent, and many smaller hospitals were hit hackers.
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The recent repeal of broadband privacy rules may affect how consumers' health information is used for marketing and advertising purposes. Continue Reading
Despite some health IT experts saying that certain challenges are keeping genomics in healthcare from happening, there are other experts who believe it is possible to achieve now. Continue Reading
From February through April 2017, Black Book Research crowdsource-surveyed 8,845 physician practices about the transition to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 which ... Continue Reading
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For families waiting on a loved one undergoing a procedure in the OR, updates are their saving grace. A secure texting app provides updates right from the OR. Continue Reading
To implement a successful population health analytics initiative, healthcare organizations need to use the right tools to meet clinicians' needs and define potential data gaps. Continue Reading
In order to achieve interoperability of security tools and strengthen security, one CIO said that there must be security standards for healthcare information systems. Continue Reading
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Analyzing genomic data can provide many benefits when it comes to taking care of patients. Before that can happen, certain challenges need to be overcome. Continue Reading
The FBI's cyber division notified the private industry that cyber criminals are targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers in order to get their hands on protected health information (PHI). ... Continue Reading
Code blues in a hospital often mean death for patients. One hospital is using an early warning system to intervene before a patient reaches code blue status. Continue Reading