Health Information Management

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Healthcare industry must discover best ways to weigh, combine disparate datasets

As information flows into the healthcare system from myriad technologies--wearables, apps, social media, online portals, electronic records, etc.--the industry needs to figure out how those types of information can be combined and weighed, according to a paper published this week in  Nature.

How providers, payers rapidly deploy new tech

Healthcare providers and payers are eager to rapidly deploy new innovations, even if the evolution of technology in the healthcare industry has been slower than others.

Fred Mingo picked to oversee VistA improvements

Fred Mingo, a former Navy officer, is the Department of Veterans Affairs' pick to oversee improvement of the VistA electronic health record system.

How Mass General uses telemedicine to connect parents pediatric ICU patients

Parents of children staying in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital are provided with a bed and desk so they can stay by their child's side. But when they are unable to be there, telemedicine is used to keep them informed on the well-being of their son or daughter.

3 reasons ACOs should embrace telemedicine

Accountable care organizations may soon be putting more focus on the use of telemedicine--technology that can help reduce costs and increase quality of care.

3 pitfalls to avoid when hiring healthcare management consultants

With no shortage of management and other consultants competing for lucrative healthcare consulting engagements, how are healthcare leaders supposed to know which firm is the best fit and will provide the best value?  

20 schools join AMA effort to bring medical education into the future

Harvard Medical School, Emory University School of Medicine and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are among 20 new institutions joining the American Medical Association's effort to create innovative ways to improve medical education.

ONC's Savage outlines privacy goals for year ahead

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will be setting its sights in 2016 on security issues in the healthcare industry, according to the agency's chief privacy official.

Telemedicine codes added to CMS final payment rules

New telemedicine billing codes are featured in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final rules for payments to physicians and hospitals, which were released late last week.

How big data paves the way for healthcare's future

Health data is paving the way for healthcare of the future; for example, more clinical and genetic information from cancer patients can help providers to better prescribe the right treatments and medication, according to Regenstrief Institute President and CEO William M. Tierney, M.D.