Health Information Management

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Casual conversation key to beginning vendor-CIO partnership

The best place to start a solid relationship between a chief information officer and a vendor is right at the beginning, according to Daniel Morreale, president of the New Jersey chapter of HIMSS.

Electronic decision aids to improve doctor-patient talks

An international team of researchers has developed a prototype electronic decision aid to help keep the medical information up to date and to foster meaningful conversations between patients and their doctors.

Med schools embrace innovation to help students learn new tech

As the healthcare workforce grapples with using new technologies proliferating the market, medical schools are taking steps to make sure those entering the industry are prepared for new innovation.

Black Book: Robust data exchange still a decade away

Despite efforts to create health information exchanges, the United States is still at least 10 years from achieving a secure, robust exchange of patient data, according to a new report from Black Book Research.

Arkansas Senate puts forth bill banning telemedicine use for abortions

A bill that would ban a physician from prescribing drugs through telemedicine passed the Arkansas Senate on Thursday, 29-4.

Tools tackle complexity of translating codes to ICD-10

Researchers studying the difficulties of mapping between ICD-9 and ICD-10 have created tools to deal with the complexity, according to an article published in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Researchers use HIE data to identify homeless patients

Using health information exchanges, researchers were able to identify patients likely to be homeless--and created a tool that could better improve patient record matching.

How correctional systems are taking advantage of health IT

Correctional systems are looking to technology to improve care and reduce costs, but complex IT projects are not necessarily required to achieve good outcomes, according to a draft report from Community Oriented Correctional Health Services.

Report: Patients prefer to connect with providers in person, over the phone

Despite the plethora of technologies available to help patients connect with their care providers, most still prefer to communicate in person or over the phone, according to Salesforce's "2015 State of the Connected Patient" report.

Fewer alarms net positive results for Abbott Northwestern Hospital

In an effort to cut down on alarm fatigue, Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis took steps to reduce the number of alarms it uses while making sure staff didn't miss patient emergencies.