Big Data Holds Promise for Physician Practices, Challenges for HIM

Big Data has the potential to transform how office- and hospital-based physicians treat their patients , even though the starting point is hard for most providers to see right now, a panel of experts acknowledged this week.

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IG 101: The Role of HIM Professionals

Progressive HIM leaders understand the need to transition from traditional HIM roles to an information governance program which enables enterprise information management. Like any voyage this transition takes vision, preparation and solid implementation skills.

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Karen DeSalvo Appointed New Head of ONC

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, was appointed the new National Coordinator of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on Dec. 19

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Physician Accused of Posting Patient Photos on Social Media

A woman who was treated for alcohol poisoning in an emergency room is suing her physician and the hospital after photographs taken of her while admitted were posted to social media sites.

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IG 101: Developing Clinical Business Intelligence

This article is the third installment in a six-part web series, Information Governance 101, that explores the topic of information governance programs and seeks to define the terms associated with information governance.

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