Online Handwashing Tool Reduces Infections, Study Finds

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

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Measurement Brings Meaning to Population Health
Aug27

Measurement Brings Meaning to Population Health

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.

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Harnessing the Power of Data for Healthcare
Jul22

Harnessing the Power of Data for Healthcare

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.

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It All Starts with Documentation
Jun17

It All Starts with Documentation

This monthly column will highlight and discuss emerging trends and challenges related to healthcare data and its ever changing life cycle.

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If the Empire in Star Wars Had Big Data . . .
May20

If the Empire in Star Wars Had Big Data . . .

…the Empire would have won. Unfortunately for the Empire, its understanding of data was poor.
By Daniel J. Solove

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Video: Informatics and HIM: An Elevator Speech

A clinical informatics explains the role informaticists play within healthcare organizations

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