As the discussions at this year’s Data Institute showcased, HIM professionals are working at the nexus of the analytics and informatics fields and are contributing great value to their organizations through their work. Even as AHIMA moves forward with sunsetting the data analytics service/product line “in its current form,” the association recognizes that HIM professionals have a role to play and contributions to make in this arena.
Embracing the knowledge and expertise of an HIM professional can help achieve long-term viable solutions that are efficient and can help improve the quality of healthcare.
A recent white paper from The Pew Charitable Trusts introduces key actions that could advance progress on the decades-old topic of patient record matching.
Healthcare organizations manage and analyze patient and member data today in volumes that even ten years ago would have been unimaginable—and will only increase. Taking steps toward a modern data architecture paves the way for clean, usable data integrated from a variety of sources such as wearables, clinical data, and payer data.
With the deluge of Big Data and plethora of new avenues for collecting information, structured data is no longer the only place from which meaningful information can be derived.
Why is it important for all healthcare professionals to learn data analytics, not just health information management professionals?