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Medical identity theft proves lucrative in myriad ways

With healthcare breaches becoming routine, there's a thriving black market for medical identity information. And criminals are using the information in a variety of ways, according to a Fortune article.

Penn Medicine uses clinical systems data to reduce sepsis mortality rates

Penn Medicine's decrease in sepsis mortality rates.is credited to its use of data analytics, according to Healthcare IT News

To manage health IT effectively, spread the responsibility

Managing health IT effectively requires strong governance and shared decision-making, according to consultant Dick Taylor, M.D., in an article at InformationWeek.

Computer-assisted coding market 'ripe' for growth as ICD-10 looms

As hospitals prepare to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding by October 2015, computer-assisted coding (CAC)tools will become increasingly important, so much so that, according to a new HIMSS Analytics report, they have the highest growth potential out of 25 support service applications.

NIH grants funds to research impact of social media on treatment of substance abuse

Research exploring how social media can be used to advance prevention and treatment of substance abuse has received a boost from the National Institutes of Health.

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