In a recent focus group of hospital executives, three issues emerged as high priorities for 2018 for hospitals and health systems: achieving interoperability, ensuring the best and most cost-effective health outcomes for patients, and securing data.
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?
Federal health officials announced their goal this week to eliminate fax machines from physician offices by 2020.
A new study sheds light on the importance of patient-reported data in developing longitudinal records from past events, filling gaps in patient records, and preventing hospital readmissions and other poor outcomes.
CMS is encouraging health insurers to use data release platforms for enrollees that either “meet or exceed the capabilities of CMS’s Blue Button 2.0,” according to an announcement from the agency.