Health Information Management

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AHIMA's Green: Information governance establishing 'a toehold in healthcare'

A growing number of providers are seeing the value of information governance and making it a priority, according to Deborah Green, of the American Health Information Management Association.

Secure messaging to treat BP must be supplemented with e-visits

Patients are making use of secure messaging to contact providers about managing blood pressure, but research shows that very few messages contained enough information for clinical decision-making.

Cedars-Sinai's Brennan Spiegel: Digital health no easy feat

Digital health is at its infancy, and even technical solutions that hold great potential to transform health outcomes can be waylaid when applied to everyday humans, according to Brennan Spiegel, director of health services research at Cedars-Sinai Health System.

NorthShore uses EHR data to create Alzheimer's risk score

Researchers at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago are using data collected in electronic health records to create a risk prediction model for Alzheimer's disease.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System focuses on IT system integration

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is advancing health IT through integration of IT systems and use of data analytics, efforts that helped it to earn a reputation as a "Most Wired" health system.

Individual stories show impact of health information theft

As the theft of health information continues to rise, so, too, will the impact it has on the lives of patients who no longer have control over their personal health information.

Telemedicine effective in care for children with special healthcare needs

Telemedicine is a valuable tool for treating children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) as well children in regular childcare and school (CRS).

Emergency docs make HIE recommendations

While health information exchange holds the potential to provide emergency room physicians with more complete records of patients, significant changes in practice and public policies are necessary to support a national HIE, according to recommenations made by a workgroup from the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Teen hacks printer to detect heart disease

Through hacking an ink-jet printer, 16-year-old Adriel Sumathipala was able to find an easier, cheaper way to detect heart disease.

Researchers use data for early sepsis detection

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of deaths in U.S. hospitals, and researchers are turning to health technology in an effort to detect risk for the condition sooner.