Federal IT Systems Have IG Risks, Outdated Technologies, GAO Says

The healthcare industry isn’t alone in endeavoring to tackle legacy IT systems in the name of information governance (IG). It should come as no surprise that the federal government faces similar challenges maintaining its systems, though the scope of its struggle appears daunting. A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that various federal agencies are running software platforms and computer systems on...

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Having Confidence, Seeking Common Ground Are Keys to Launching IG
May25

Having Confidence, Seeking Common Ground Are Keys to Launching IG

In the closing keynote of the 2016 Managing Electronic Records (MER) Conference Wednesday in Chicago, speaker Randolph Kahn, Esq., acknowledged that after two days of presentations about IG, attendees would likely go home feeling overwhelmed.

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Leveraging Analytics to Reduce Readmissions
May19

Leveraging Analytics to Reduce Readmissions

This month’s Data Revolution discusses how analytics of electronic health records data can help providers take tangible steps in the direction of decreasing hospital readmission rates.

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Revisiting What Might Constitute the Electronic Health Record
Apr20

Revisiting What Might Constitute the Electronic Health Record

A recent Ohio Supreme Court ruling offers lessons on what constitutes the legal health record.

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Petition Calls for Unique Patient Identifier Solution
Mar21

Petition Calls for Unique Patient Identifier Solution

A petition that calls for the development of a voluntary patient safety identifier officially launched on Sunday and is now open for signatures.

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