About a third of data won't be published when the Open Payments database, meant to disclose potential conflicts of interest among doctors, first launches to the public.
Healthcare organizations must improve their information governance (IG) practices, which are an "undeniable imperative," according to an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) white paper.
The Open Payments system is once again available for physicians and teaching hospitals to register, review and dispute financial interaction information received from healthcare manufacturers and Group Purchasing Organizations, according to an announcement from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
In response to lawmakers' call for comments on healthcare data transparency, three industry organizations sent letters asking that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services release more data--and in a more useable form.
Technology is not just helping hospitals save money; in some cases it is helping them make it. Both MedStar Health, in the Baltimore region, and Cleveland Clinic are developing and selling technology to supplement their overall revenue, according to an article in the Washington Post.
As the digital landscape of healthcare continues to change, so do the jobs of those in the industry--including the role of CIO.
When it comes to highly sensitive health situations, patients' privacy and security is a top concern. The recent spread of Ebola shows why healthcare organizations need to have plans in place.
While working on Wall Street, Laura Zubulake dealt with information convergence and governance, later becoming a key player in landmark opinions on preservation of electronically stored information. In an interview published this week in the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association, Zubulake spoke about her experiences and how they translate to healthcare.
As hospitals and healthcare organizations adopt new ways to store and share data, privacy and security of the information is a top priority--and with that comes de-identification of data.
In the push to beef up security in healthcare, it's better to focus on security skills over healthcare experience if it comes down to hard choices between the two in hiring executives, writes security expert and author Mansur Hasib.