Looking back, I know I have taken a lot of twists and turns in my journey to becoming a health informatics professional. I often wonder how exactly I got here.
When we talk about healthcare data, the focus is primarily on data analytics: usage, analysis, and predictive modeling to drive decisions and actions. We need more emphasis on data integrity, but how do we make it happen?
The ever-changing environment of healthcare requires a lifelong learning strategy for HIM professionals. Realigning your goals and objectives to direct some self-study and continuing education efforts in the data analytics direction can make a big difference.
As the value-based care model is moving towards paying for performance, there must be standards for improved quality of care and quantifying the rate of reduction in healthcare costs.
It is imperative that a coding professional feels engaged with their facility. The best way to do this is by acting as an advocate.
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...