Health Information Management

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Practice council: HIEs need information, data governance

Consolidation and governance of health information exchanges is crucial as the number of HIEs across the country continues to grow, according to industry experts in an analysis published this month in the  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

Judy Murphy steps down as chief nursing officer at ONC, joins IBM

Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer and director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is stepping down from her position to join tech giant IBM, according to an internal announcement emailed to  FierceHealthIT.

Ebola in the US: Hospital execs must ensure ERs improve policies, procedures

Hospitals that take a few simple steps can minimize the chance that they'll send another Ebola patient home from the emergency room, according to an article published by BHM Healthcare Solutions.

HIMSS: Road to coordinated care has become rocky

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society reached out to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week to create a plan to address health IT issues facing the nation's healthcare system.

AHIMA issues information governance framework

AHIMA has released a framework for healthcare information governance at its annual convention in San Diego, calling for commitment to managing information as a strategic asset.

Digital health investments continue to rise

As the final quarter of 2014 gets underway, digital health funding continues to grow at a rapid rate, already surpassing the about $2 billion raised in 2013.

Open Payments database launches amid increasing criticism

The much-maligned Open Payments database has launched, though it's far from glitch-free.

Initial NIH BRAIN Initiative investments total $46 million

The National Institutes of Health will put forward $46 million to support the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in its first wave of investments for the project.

New VA scheduling system won't be fully deployed until 2020

Though the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to award a contract for a new scheduling system within months, that system won't be fully functional at VA facilities nationwide until 2020, reports  Nextgov.

Surescripts adds 100 health systems to network

In the past year, Surescripts, the nation's largest health information network, has added close to 100 health systems to its network.