Health Information Management

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Disparities remain in health IT adoption among rural providers

Overall, rural providers have adopted Meaningful Use at about the same rate as urban providers, however, greater disparities persist between different rural practices, new research shows.

Loss of life, liability top cybersecurity fears for health IT leaders

Losing patients due to malicious actors gaining access to systems or hacking medical devices is the top fear for healthcare leaders when it comes to cybersecurity, according to the results of a new survey.

ACOs struggle to integrate out-of-network data

Integrating data from out-of-network providers was the top HIT challenge for accountable care organizations (ACOs) in a new survey from the eHealth Initiative (eHI) and Premier.

How informatics can reduce medical errors, streamline medical record retrieval

From medical errors to getting medical records, informatics have the ability to solve some important healthcare issues, according to Lauren Willison, director of admissions at Florida Polytechnic University.

Precision medicine not a key goal for hospitals, health systems

Precision medicine projects are not top of mind for healthcare organizations, despite President Obama's much-touted initiative.

CHIME announces $1M patient ID challenge

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives announced today an initiative to find a solution to the challenge of creating a universal way to identify patients.

How prying eyes put PHI at risk

Healthcare organizations need to not only worry about patient data being compromised by outside sources, but also because of prying eyes within their walls.

CIOs must move from mindset of operation to innovation

The role of the chief information officer is ever-evolving, and many in the position must balance innovation with maintaining infrastructure and finding ways to lower costs.

Electronic pharmacy claims data helps prevent med errors

The use of electronic pharmacy claims data showed significant potential to prevent medication errors among patients with complex medication regimens, according to a study published at the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Health IT VC funding hits $4.6 billion in 2015, Mercom Capital reports

The health IT sector brought in $4.6 billion in venture capital funding in 2015, according to a report from Mercom Capital Group.