Health Information Management

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Latest Headlines

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.

NIH to launch 'Commons' to help scientific researchers better share data

The National Institutes of Health is launching a new project to help scientific researchers better share information.

Legislators voice frustrations with VA handling of benefits management system

Lawmakers are growing impatient with the Department of Veterans Affairs over its electronic benefits management system, according to a report from  Nextgov.

State Medicare policies for telemedicine impact use of services

State policies on telemedicine use under Medicare can have a great impact on adoption of the technology, according to a report published in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

How HIEs can reduce repeat imaging, save money

Physicians with access to a health information exchange order fewer repeat imaging tests, which leads to moderate savings, according to research in the  Journal of the American College of Radiology.

New CEO, Epic implementation may have caused top leaders to leave Denver Health Medical Center

An exodus of executives and doctors at Denver Health Medical Center may have been prompted by the addition of a new CEO and large investments made to install Epic at the health system.

GAO: Holding VA to time frame on benefits management system will be difficult

The Department of Veterans Affairs has made progress in implementing its electronic benefits management system, but delays continue to plague the rollout, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Health IT has role to play in Joe Biden's 'moonshot' to cure cancer

A "moonshot" initiative spearheaded by Vice President Joe Biden is underway to find a cure for cancer, and health IT will have a big role to play in the effort.

HHS launches Invent Health to support small-scale inventors

A new venture from the Health and Humans Services Department's Idea Lab, Invent Health, is looking for inventors to create new tools to advance healthcare.