Health Information Management

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GAO rips for continued flaws

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has improved since its disastrous launch in 2013, but still lacks the IT management policies to fully fix the system, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

HITRUST: Providers lack awareness of cyberthreats

In a three-month review of cyber risk management practices in healthcare, the Health Information Trust Alliance has found that the industry's approach is reactive, inefficient and labor intensive.

Behavioral health remote monitoring cuts hospital admissions

Patient engagement through a remote behavioral health intervention after a cardio vascular event has the ability to reduce hospital admissions and length of hospital stays, a study published in the  American Journal of Managed Care  found.

Health providers must boost security policy enforcement, education

An increasing number of healthcare companies say they have security and compliance policies in place for transferring data, but many also say those policies are only "moderately enforced," according to a newly published survey.

ICD-10 a high spending priority for providers in 2015

With the ICD-10 implementation deadline less than a year away, a majority of healthcare organizations will be reaching into their wallets to pay for the migration, according to a new report.

Cybersecurity: Government, health industry must rebuild infrastructure

Security audits and penalties are not the way to tackle the problem of security breaches in the healthcare industry, according to Marc Probst, vice president and CIO at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare.

Why a learning health system is important for patient care

After serving nearly 20 years as executive director of the North Carolina Healthcare Information & Communications Alliance, and as a board member of the National e-Health Collaborative, Holt Anderson is now heading efforts to develop the governance and policy framework required for such a learning health system. Anderson spoke with  FierceHealthIT  about that work.

HIE not 'causally related' to cost improvements, care quality benefits

An examination of health information exchange research published this month in  Health Affairs  determines that despite an increase in the sharing of health data across organizations, benefits on costs and care quality are scarce.

The impact of evolutionary computing on healthcare

Evolutionary computing is beginning to have an impact on healthcare, one that will only grow, according to Robert J. Szczerba, CEO of X Tech Ventures.

Why the FDA's 23andMe decision is dangerous for health data security

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to allow 23andMe to market a genetic test directly to consumers will help further innovation, but will also open the doors for the sale of personal patient information, according to Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University.