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
Healthcare payments are shifting and the industry is in a rapid state of change. Efficiencies to render patient care as a top priority are crucial. Measurement brings efficiencies and meaning to a patient population.
By Shauna Overgaard, MHI: This monthly column discusses emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle. The adoption of analytic skills strengthens HIM professionals’ vision as leaders in their field as well as their ability to contribute to the successes of the healthcare industry.
This monthly column will highlight and discuss emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle.
…the Empire would have won. Unfortunately for the Empire, its understanding of data was poor.
By Daniel J. Solove
A clinical informatics explains the role informaticists play within healthcare organizations