Healthcare Generates More Data Than It Can Use

The volume of healthcare data being collected today is as vast as the hurdles present in putting it to use, according to an editorial analyzing the pros and cons of integrating provider-collected health data and patient-generated data.

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Data Stewards Play an Important Role in the Future of Healthcare
Nov17

Data Stewards Play an Important Role in the Future of Healthcare

Data stewards provide many benefits to an organization, from improved data quality to cost efficiencies. Data stewards are essential to ensure standard data sets and definitions are implemented and used for data integrity and quality.

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Third Parties and Your Health Data: What’s the Fine Print?
Jul01

Third Parties and Your Health Data: What’s the Fine Print?

Third parties are getting increasingly involved with consumer health data. But all of these technologies require the exchange of sensitive information—the protection of which consumers frequently overlook when they sign up for these online services and devices.

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Health IT Will Proliferate Despite Changes to Healthcare Reform Legislation

Speculation and uncertainty about the future of healthcare continues to grow among stakeholders, but some healthcare trends relevant to HIM stand to continue growth regardless of potential legislative upheaval.

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2016 Convention Speaker: Astronaut’s Health Data Vital to NASA Research
Oct19

2016 Convention Speaker: Astronaut’s Health Data Vital to NASA Research

As a decorated astronaut, Captain Mark Kelly understands the value of health data—though privacy with that data can be elusive. Not only is he okay with the fact that NASA physicians and researchers will be collecting his health information for the rest of his life, but he’s also agreed to participate in NASA’s cutting edge twin study with his brother and fellow astronaut Captain Scott Kelly.

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