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    • Researchers, clinicians must collaborate on data governance

      Researchers, clinicians, and health information management (HIM) professionals must all have a seat at the table when it comes to information governance, said Suzanne Paone, MBA, DHA, and Dilhari DeAlmeida, PhD, RHIA, of the University of Pittsburgh du...

    • Self-reported memory lapses may indicate later Alzheimer's

       While it may seem like a tired trope to associate getting older with ever louder complaints about memory loss, researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that providers and caregivers may want to pay attention when patients report m...

    • What are EHR replacement data governance best practices?

      An EHR replacement can be a complicated and problematic proposition for physicians and administrative staff, but it poses an equal challenge for the health information management professional. Ensuring that historical and current patient data is transf...

    • Congress wants end-of-life planning reimbursed by CMS

      End-of-life planning for elderly or terminally ill patients should be adequately reimbursed by Medicare and Medicaid, says a Congressional letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, in order to encourage documented decision making for difficult disc...

    • ACOs recognize role of big data, but analytics remain elusive

      Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been highly successful at bringing population health management and outcomes-based care to millions of patients across the nation, but they still continue to face health IT challenges that prohibit the use of ...

    • What to expect at AHIMA 2014: ICD-10, analytics, and CDI

      Health information management professionals from around the country will be converging on San Diego next week for the 2014 AHIMA Convention, a chance for healthcare organizations to get the latest scoop on everything from ICD-10, clinical documentation...

    • Data analytics, patient engagement to be worth $6.5B in 2017

      Digital health entrepreneurs who focus on coveted technologies such as data analytics infrastructure, patient engagement tools, and population health management products are on track to reap rewards of up to $6.5 billion by 2017, according to a new rep...

    • Major payers, providers form accountable care organizations

      Accountable care organizations (ACOs) continue to crop up around the country as providers accelerate the shift from pay-for-performance to value-based reimbursements, adding to evidence that the pay-for-performance model may be a sustainable way to red...

    • Using medical malpractice litigation for healthcare analytics

      In medicine, the first rule is to do no harm.Unfortunately, patients are injured as a result of medical treatment, or a preventable mishap occurs due to negligence on a doctor’s behalf. Such occurrences can manifest in the form of improper drug admin...

    • HIMSS: ONC must focus on data standards, quality, and safety

      The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) must be adequately funded to continue its important work on interoperability and data standards, care quality, and patient safety, writes HIMSS in a letter to Congress.   The letter urges lawmakers to appr...

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