With the proliferation of biomedical research “megaprojects,” we are collecting massive amounts of data that present a challenge to the scientists who seek to make sense of and harness that data.
AHIMA is asking informatics practitioners and informatics educators to comment on its new set of graduate level health informatics competencies—which have been posted online—by October 3.
The failure of electronic health records (EHRs) to demonstrate substantial clinical and financial benefits—or be interoperable—is one of the key reasons precision medicine efforts aren’t succeeding, according to the authors of a “Viewpoint” article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
When it comes to hiring new data analysts, Shawn Wells says there is no question HIM professionals can easily jump into the role with the right training and attitude. This statement brought loud applause from the audience at the 2016 CSA Leadership Symposium
With the proliferation of modern technology, the problem isn’t having enough data—it’s having the right people find the right data in time before an emergency develops.
Failure to follow handwashing protocols can cost hospitals and other healthcare settings big—by spreading infections to staff and patients, and by incurring hospital-acquired infection penalties. Use of an interactive, Internet-based program called PRIMIT helped reduce respiratory infections by 14 percent, and lowered gastrointestinal illnesses