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AMIA Backs NIH Data Sharing Policy, Calls for Phased Implementation

December 18, 2018 - The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has issued comments in support of an expansive update to NIH’s data sharing policy, and recommended a phased approach to implement new requirements for NIH-funded research across the healthcare industry. NIH established its current data sharing policy in 2003. The policy requires grants that receive more than $500,000 annually...


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Top 3 Priorities for Health Data Governance, Management in 2019

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With January rapidly approaching, health data governance gurus and HIM professionals only have a few days left to get their 2019 New Year’s resolutions in order. Whether it’s a new clean-inbox policy or a membership to the...

FDA Releases Guidance on Health Data Integrity, Drug Safety

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The FDA has released new guidance aimed at helping drug manufacturers ensure data integrity and product safety. The document is an update to the FDA’s 2016 draft guidance on the topic and will ensure industry compliance with current...

FDA Recognizes Genomic Database to Advance Precision Medicine

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The FDA has formally recognized a public database containing genomic information, a significant step forward in driving the development of precision medicine and novel diagnostic technologies. The agency is recognizing the genetic variant...

Big Data to See Explosive Growth, Challenging Healthcare Organizations

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The volume of big data is projected to grow faster in healthcare than it will in other sectors over the next seven years, leaving healthcare organizations with the challenge of managing extremely large data assets, according to an...

FDA Foresees Few Patient Safety Issues with Data from Rx Apps

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The FDA is suggesting a hands-off approach to reviewing prescription drug applications that present data with low risks to patient safety, the agency said in a request for comments published in the Federal Register. The solicitation...

Less Than 50% of Healthcare CIOs Have Strong Trust in their Data

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Healthcare CIOs reported a lack of strong trust in their data and low levels of self-service for making data-driven decisions, research from Dimensional Insight revealed. The organization surveyed 85 healthcare CIOs about the level of...

Hard Stops in EHRs, Clinical Decision Support Can Improve Care

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Clinical decision support systems that use hard stops, in which a response is required before a user can move forward with a task, are associated with higher performance on both process and outcomes measures, according to a new study...

Improved Data Quality, Clinical Workflows Generate eCQM Success

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To succeed with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), organizations should optimize their data quality, improve data governance efforts, and enhance clinician education, according to a recent report from The Joint Commission...

AMA Updates Population Health Tool to Improve Patient Care Access

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The American Medical Association (AMA) has enhanced its Health Workforce Mapper tool with updated population health data to further improve patient access to care. The tool, which allows users to see the distribution of providers in each...

FHIR Testing Tools Can Foster Interoperability, Health Data Exchange

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Widely adopting validation and testing tools for the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) can help to reduce variation in implementation and ensure the deployment of more standardized methods of health data exchange, says the...

HIM Pros, Data Integrity Play Vital Role in Hospital Ratings

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To ensure hospital ratings accurately reflect care quality, health information management (HIM) experts should help organizations develop audit plans that focus on maintaining high data integrity, a recent article from the Journal of AHIMA...

Blockchain Key to Enhancing Clinical Research, Patient Data Sharing

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Blockchain may be the key to accelerating clinical research, according to a new report by Deloitte, due to the technology’s potential to streamline data sharing and enhance interoperability. Large volumes of high-quality patient...

93% of Healthcare Execs Seeking Improved Data Analytics, CDI

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Healthcare organizations looking to improve the quality of their data assets are actively seeking ways to leverage data for clinical analytics and population health management, according to a new poll from Black Book. Ninety-three percent...

The Sequoia Project Announces New Interoperability Cooperative

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The Sequoia Project has launched a new public-private cooperative called Interoperability Matters, which will invite experts from the health IT community to identify and improve barriers to nationwide health information...

EHR Vendors on the Hook for Opioid-Related Population Health

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Healthcare providers are primarily relying on their electronic health record vendors to help them identify problematic opioid prescribing patterns and reduce the unnecessary use of potent, dangerous painkillers, a new KLAS survey...

Are Pending ONC Health Data Blocking Rules More or Less a Moot Point?

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Any day now, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) will announce its proposed rule to combat the threat of data blocking – also known as information blocking – in accordance with Congressional directives within the 21st...

Carequality Seeks Input on FHIR Adoption, Governance

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As Carequality expands its governance model to incorporate FHIR, the organization is requesting input from healthcare stakeholders about how to best implement the data exchange standard. Carequality is encouraging members and non-members...

Learning Health Systems, Big Data Key to Improving Outcomes

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Healthcare organizations looking to quickly translate research into best practices for clinical care should focus on transforming themselves into learning health systems that rely heavily on insights from big data analytics, says Peter...

KLAS: Behavioral Health EHR Vendors Perform Poorly

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EHR vendors in the behavioral health space demonstrated low performance rates in areas such as customer satisfaction and system updates, according to a new report from KLAS. The average overall score for these vendors was 70.8 out of 100,...

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