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Health Information Management

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Security chops more valuable than business acumen in top HIT roles

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.

Guidebook offers action plan to address alarm fatigue

The ECRI has issued a guidebook to help hospitals address what the institute has deemed a top health technology hazard, alarm fatigue.

Physicians question safety of medical auction site

When prices for surgery and other medical procedures rise above what a patient can afford, they may find a cheaper deal online--but some physicians are critical of the practice.

3 ways to avoid HIE missteps

Organizations juggling having a fee-for-services business model while implementing value-based programs may face obstacles when it comes to interoperability and health information exchanges, Brian Ahier, director of standards and government affairs at Medicity.

Case study: Primary care practices need help to effectively use HIT

Primary care practices require sustained, focused efforts to effectively incorporate health IT into their work to improve care, according to a case study of practices in the Colorado Beacon Consortium.

Electronic reminders help reduce risk of surgical site infections

Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin found electronic reminders an effective way to get patients to adhere to a preadmission antiseptic showering regimen shown to help reduce risk of surgical site infections.

4 keys to successful HIT vendor-client relationships

When it comes to relationships between health IT vendors and clients, there are many ways to ensure they are positive for both parties involved.

Modeling tool sheds insight on physician workforce needs

In an effort to predict where the physician shortage will hit the hardest, researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill have developed a web-based model to determine how many physicians each region, state and the nation needs.

Healthcare lessons learned from 'hacktivist' attack

Hospitals cannot assume they're safe from hackers, writes Daniel J. Nigrin, M.D., in a perspective on healthcare cybersecurity at  The New England Journal of Medicine.

CHIME announces new organization to aid CSOs

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has launched a new organization to offer support to healthcare leaders in senior IT security positions.