White Paper: EHRs Not Pulling Their Weight in Precision Medicine Research
Aug17

White Paper: EHRs Not Pulling Their Weight in Precision Medicine Research

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.

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Panel: HIM Ideal for Data Analytics Roles
Jul15

Panel: HIM Ideal for Data Analytics Roles

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

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Does Big Data Have a Role to Play in Fighting the Zika Virus?

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.

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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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