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Health Information Management

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Latest Headlines

AHIMA issues information governance framework

AHIMA has released a framework for healthcare information governance at its annual convention in San Diego, calling for commitment to managing information as a strategic asset.

Digital health investments continue to rise

As the final quarter of 2014 gets underway, digital health funding continues to grow at a rapid rate, already surpassing the about $2 billion raised in 2013.

Open Payments database launches amid increasing criticism

The much-maligned Open Payments database has launched, though it's far from glitch-free.

Initial NIH BRAIN Initiative investments total $46 million

The National Institutes of Health will put forward $46 million to support the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in its first wave of investments for the project.

New VA scheduling system won't be fully deployed until 2020

Though the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to award a contract for a new scheduling system within months, that system won't be fully functional at VA facilities nationwide until 2020, reports  Nextgov.

Surescripts adds 100 health systems to network

In the past year, Surescripts, the nation's largest health information network, has added close to 100 health systems to its network.

GAO: Federal agencies increase cloud use; still spend more on non-cloud tech

Government agencies, including the Health and Human Services Department, are still devoting more of their IT budget to non-cloud computing services, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Poor interoperability a significant barrier for ACOs

Though designed to improve care by sharing data from various sources, poor interoperability remains a huge barrier to accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a survey from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.

WEDI survey finds little backing for health plan identifier

Health plans and other stakeholders see little value in using a unique health plan identifier (HPID) within electronic transactions, according to a recent survey from The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).

Dartmouth researchers design bracelet to secure health IT systems

A bracelet designed by Dartmouth University researchers could be a breakthrough when it comes to securing information systems--notably for medical records in healthcare settings.