At the heart of our healthcare system, inaccurate data drives inefficiency, errors, avoidable administrative strain, and increased costs. How are HIM professionals using informatics to improve the care provided to patients?
The world of healthcare and HIM is quickly moving to meet the demand of analyzing and making sense of all the data that is collected—and, ultimately, turning it into useful information.
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.
“It’s a beautiful day to save lives. Let’s have some fun,” so says Dr. Derek Shepherd (of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame) and with a smile on his face, gets on with his day’s activities—to help patients heal. I haven’t seen many doctors work, except in “Grey’s Anatomy,” but I have interacted with a couple of them.
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.