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HIM Pros Must Shift from Coding to Health Informatics, Analytics

May 18, 2017 - The health information management (HIM) profession is in the middle of a seismic shift as healthcare informatics and big data analytics become increasingly prized skills across the industry. Traditional coding competencies are likely to take a back seat to data science expertise, warns AHIMA in a new roadmap for the profession, as computer assisted coding (CAC) tools become more sophisticated...


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Nurse Informaticists Can “Triage” EHR Optimization Problems

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations still struggling to improve clinical workflows and address persistent EHR optimization and usability problems often turn first to their vendors in order to seek help with optimization.  After all, it’s reasonable...

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...

AMA: Real EHR Data in Med School Will Boost “Informatics IQ”

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association is continuing its efforts to modernize the medical school experience by partnering with the Regenstrief Institute to integrate electronic health records more deeply into physician education. As part of the AMA’s...

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,...

Penn Precision Medicine Accelerator Doles Out $525K in Grants

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Penn Center for Precision Medicine (PCMP) Accelerator Fund has divided $525,000 between eight promising personalized medicine projects addressing topics such as neurodegenerative diseases, infection control, cancer, and genetic variants....

Regenstreif EHR Developers Win AMIA Healthcare Informatics Award

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Informatics Association is honoring Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine with the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindburg Award for Innovation...

AMA: Med School Must Include Population Health, EHRs, Big Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Association is urging medical schools to use a new textbook to train fledgling physicians in population health management, clinical informatics, and electronic health record use in an effort to prepare the workforce for a...

AHIMA Launches New Healthcare Informatics Credential Option

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare informatics professionals will soon be eligible to apply for a new credential from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the organization announced this week at its annual convention.  The certification...

Chief Nurse Informaticists Tackle EHRs, Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nurse informaticists often work behind the scenes of the healthcare big data analytics landscape, fine-tuning electronic health records, overseeing data reporting tools, and training nurses and other staff members to use data to its fullest potential....

AHRQ Grant Will Bring Informatics to EHR Optimization

by Jennifer Bresnick

A study on EHR optimization hopes to help providers leverage health IT without succumbing to productivity losses or adversely affecting the quality of care. A $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will...

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...

Colorado providers invest $63M in personalized medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Personalized medicine and applied genomics are more than just pie-in-the-sky ideas in Colorado.  A partnership between University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Colorado...

Trainee informaticists must face myriad EHRs, analytics tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers forced to switch from one health IT suite to another after a failed implementation or a necessary upgrade always have plenty to grumble about.  New interfaces, new workflows, and new reporting protocols can throw any employee off track...

Kaiser Permanente safety net reduces risk of adverse events

by Jennifer Bresnick

As one of the biggest health networks in the nation with more than 3.6 million members in the Southern California Permanente Medical Groups (SCPMG) system, Kaiser Permanente has invested heavily in a complex system of health IT for its patients. ...

PCCI, UTSW get funding for clinical translational research

by Jennifer Bresnick

Non-profit research center PCCI and the University of Texas Southwestern have announced $30 million in funding to advance their work in clinical translational research provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare...

What will a clinical informatics focus mean for physicians?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 400 physicians who passed the inaugural clinical informatics subspecialty exam this fall will have a significant burden on their shoulders as they lead the way towards a closer alignment of data science with clinical expertise.  As the first...

Clinical informatics becomes board-certified subspecialty

by Jennifer Bresnick

While nurses have long dominated the burgeoning field of clinical informatics, they will be soon be gaining some valuable new partners among their physician colleagues.  The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) officially announced...

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