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Health Information Management Pros Need Security, EHR Data Skills

May 5, 2017 - The health information management (HIM) profession is changing rapidly alongside the evolving needs of healthcare organizations concerned about the quality of their EHR data – and their ability to safeguard that data with an appropriate level of privacy and security. In a new study published in the Journal of AHIMA, researchers found a significant spike in job postings demanding health...

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Health Information Management Pros Need Security, EHR Data Skills

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health information management (HIM) profession is changing rapidly alongside the evolving needs of healthcare organizations concerned about the quality of their EHR data – and their ability to safeguard that data with an appropriate...

AMIA, Dryad Partner for Healthcare Research Big Data Access

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Informatics Association and the Dryad Digital Repository have announced a new partnership that will expand the availability of healthcare research big data for the validation, repetition, and expansion of published studies....

Administrative Support Atop Barriers to Nursing Informatics

by Thomas Beaton

A growing body of evidence points to the benefits of nursing informatics to clinical decision-making, but a recent study of these healthcare professionals indicates they face challenges as a result of a lack of administrative support, resources,...

AMIA Advises PCORI on Sharing Big Data for Health Research

by Thomas Beaton

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has suggested that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) should adopt new policies that focus on expanding grant opportunities and funding data collection efforts to improve...

“Big Data Spokes” Tackle Population Health with IoT, Informatics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using $10 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation, four regional consortia of academic institutions across the nation will utilize big data analytics, informatics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT)...

Healthcare Analytics, Information Governance Will Build a Future for HIM

by Jennifer Bresnick

The health information management profession is changing at a blistering pace as the industry moves from volume to value, requiring HIM professionals to embrace new roles in data analytics, information governance, and informatics, AHIMA leaders...

Big Data Analytics Poses Problems, Promises for Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare stakeholders are pretty certain that big data analytics is going to become one of the defining features of the industry in the near future – but few predictions about events yet to come are free from warnings about what might...

TX Health IT Leader Wins 2015 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Award

by Sara Heath

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has announced the recipient of its Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, according to a recent press release. To recognize her influence and contributions to the informatics industry,...

Healthcare Big Data Analytics in Med School Marks Turning Point

by Jennifer Bresnick

With all of the comments made about Millennials these days – their unbreakable addiction to technology; the high value they place on meaningful, informed, predictive services; their demand for flexibility and personalized care – it...

HIM, Healthcare Big Data Analytics Skills Increase in Demand

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare big data analytics and informatics skills will be among the most sought-after competencies for health information management (HIM) professionals in the next few years, predicts a survey published in the Journal of AHIMA.  Despite...

Medical Device Integration Brings Real-Time Data, Better Workflow

by Jennifer Bresnick

At the University of Arkansas Medical Center last year, Director of Clinical Informatics and Innovation Amy Hester, PhD(c), BSN, RN, BC, has had a pair of huge health IT projects on her hands.  Not only was the 517-bed academic medical center...

Healthcare Informatics System Aids Research Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

The use of a healthcare informatics management system can improve collaboration between researchers and institutions. Developing and deploying a healthcare informatics management system for researchers collaborating across disciplines and facilities...

BIDMC Informaticist Wins American College of Informatics Award

by Jennifer Bresnick

Charles Safran, MD, FACMI, Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has been chosen for the 2014 Morris F. Collen Award granted by the American College of Informatics.  The annual award recognizes...

AHIMA information governance framework fosters data analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

A strong information governance infrastructure is the foundation for intelligent, actionable data analytics, AHIMA leaders said at the 2014 Convention in San Diego last week, urging healthcare providers and health information management (HIM)...

How Georgia Tech Trains Healthcare Data Analytics Scientists

by Jennifer Bresnick

Well-trained healthcare data analytics scientists versed in the complexities of healthcare can be hard to find.  Even as the healthcare industry joins a slew of other fields in its transformation into a technology-reliant ecosystem built on...

AHIMA leaders talk information governance and patient advocacy

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even more often than ICD-10, the phrase “information governance” was on everybody’s lips at the 2014 AHIMA Convention in San Diego this week.  As the cornerstone of the American Health Information Management Association’s drive to bring...

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

by Jennifer Bresnick

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...

Healthcare informatics group welcomes resigning ONC official

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) will be welcoming Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI, as its new President and CEO.  Fridsma will be leaving his post as the Chief Science Officer at the Office of the National Coordinator...

Clinical documentation needs quality assurance as well as CDI

by Jennifer Bresnick

Clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs aren’t sufficient to ensure that health information is as complete, accurate, and consistent as it needs to be in order to ensure patient safety and allow for clinical analytics, AHIMA and the...

Stanford starts first clinical informatics fellowship program

by Jennifer Bresnick

Stanford Medicine will offer the first accredited clinical informatics fellowship for physicians that will lead to a certification in the new subspecialty.  While physicians can take a board exam to gain their certification until 2017, they...


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