Patient-Reported Information Has Important Impact on Key Quality Measures

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.

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Data Sharing Benefits Outweigh Risks for Clinical Trial Participants

Despite mistrust in pharmaceutical companies and recent high-profile data breaches at hospitals and insurance companies, people who have participated in clinical trials overwhelmingly support the sharing of their data, a new study finds.

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Inadequate Patient ID Elements Hindering Health Information Exchange

In their rush implement electronic health records, many healthcare systems gave little consideration to how patient identity elements were entered into new electronic systems.

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Study Highlights HIO’s Current Workforce Needs, Challenges

As health information exchange organizations take the spotlight for their role in healthcare reform and various information exchange programs, HIM professionals have wondered just what skills are required to work for an HIO, and the specific job roles available. In a new study jointly published by AHIMA and the HIMSS, HIO survey participants offered insight into their hiring practices for key health IT and health information management roles with their organizations.

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