Patient-Reported Information Has Important Impact on Key Quality Measures

A new study sheds light on the importance of patient-reported data in developing longitudinal records from past events, filling gaps in patient records, and preventing hospital readmissions and other poor outcomes.

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NIST Releases Detailed Guidance to Protect EHRs and Mobile Devices

American cybersecurity experts have released a newly recommended set of guidelines to help healthcare providers, mobile health developers, and health IT vendors better store and protect EHRs and mobile devices.

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ECRI Institute Rescues National Guideline Clearinghouse from Budgetary Elimination

The US Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees AHRQ, said it was shutting down the NGC for budgetary reasons.

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Data Brokers and Health Insurer Partnerships Could Result in Insurance Discrimination
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Data Brokers and Health Insurer Partnerships Could Result in Insurance Discrimination

Health privacy experts are concerned that insurance companies will raise rates or deny patients coverage based on risk factors identified when insurers mine claims data with consumer data provided by commercial data brokers.

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Yale New Haven Health Receives AHIMA’s Grace Award

Yale New Haven Health has earned AHIMA’s highest honor, the 2018 Grace Award, which recognizes excellence in health information management.

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