EHRs can be a powerful tool in fighting hospital acquired infections, as one recent study shows.
Several of the challenges relate to key health information management initiatives, such as data analytics, cybersecurity, and patient engagement.
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.
When we talk about healthcare data, the focus is primarily on data analytics: usage, analysis, and predictive modeling to drive decisions and actions. We need more emphasis on data integrity, but how do we make it happen?
The ever-changing environment of healthcare requires a lifelong learning strategy for HIM professionals. Realigning your goals and objectives to direct some self-study and continuing education efforts in the data analytics direction can make a big difference.