This monthly blog highlights and discuss emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle. By Kapila Monga “Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you.” These were the first words spoken over the telephone by inventor Alexander Graham Bell on March 10, 1876. According to popular legend, this call was also the first time the telephone was used to summon help, as Bell had just spilled acid.1 In a...
It’s not often that we in the HIM industry take the time to pat ourselves on the back or share our accomplishments publicly. But the little things you do every day make a significant difference in other’s lives, and HIM professionals are worthy of recognition for all that they do.
Healthcare organizations are increasingly focused on managing patient populations to improve outcomes while reducing costs. This post includes short profiles of how some HIEs are using data to support population health efforts.
The LGBT patient population have identification and documentation needs that are not being addressed in today’s mainstream healthcare workflows. Capturing sexual orientation and gender identity is a relatively new, but important concept in healthcare.
As part 2 of 2, this blog post highlights the costs associated with hospital, physician, and prescription drug spending and life expectancy in the US.
One point of data means nothing if it can’t be compared to a benchmark. This post includes some important health statistics and facts to remember as you begin planning for 2017.