Health Information Management

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New technology may make blood tests convenient, painless

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison a new tool may make it easier for patients to pull blood samples from home.

Telemedicine a high 2015 priority for healthcare execs

Telemedicine is maturing from a specialty service into a mainstream form of healthcare, according to REACH Health's first annual telemedicine survey.

Times editorial board slams medical information blocking

Interoperability of electronic health information is often blocked by developers of the tools or "greedy medical centers that refuse to send records to rival providers," and the federal government must take steps to fix the problem, according to a post by the editorial board of the  New York Times.

HIMSS15: Marshfield Clinic shares secret to population health management success

Successful population health management blends predictive analytics, chronic care management, a timely feedback mechanism and measurable outcomes. It's a tall order, to be sure, but at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago, the  Marshfield Clinic offered some insight into making it all work.

Better family history data could improve patient treatment plans

Though family history plays an important role in the recommended treatment for individual patients, too often physician bias and lack of time and accuracy stymie the collection of that information, according to an article in the  Journal of the American Medical Association. 

HIMSS15: IT infrastructure critical to payment, delivery reform, ONC's Karen DeSalvo says

While the interoperability of electronic health records is a high priority for the federal government, it really only is a means to an end, National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo said in a keynote address at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago Thursday morning.

Kaiser Permanente to grow IT workforce in Georgia by 900

Kaiser Permanente is setting its sights on Georgia for health IT, announcing it will create about 900 tech jobs in Atlanta over the next four years.

ONC touts 'significant' boost in health data exchange by hospitals

From 2008 to 2014 the healthcare industry saw major growth in the adoption of electronic medical records and the ability to exchange information.

HIMSS15: ONC grant to boost community health data sharing efforts

Community health exchange is set to receive a financial boost thanks to a Health and Human Services Department initiative announced Tuesday afternoon at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Chicago.

David Blumenthal: Health industry must focus on 'good data hygiene' as breaches grow

The number of data breaches in the healthcare industry is continuing to increase, with almost 1,000 breaches reported by health entities covered by HIPAA between 2010 and 2013, according to a research letter published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.