Health Information Management

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Phoenix Children's Hospital turns to wire data to monitor IT systems

Vast amounts of data flow through Phoenix Children's Hospital's dozens of different systems and devices, and to keep track of it all, the healthcare system is focusing on wire data monitoring.

Theranos under scrutiny from health regulators

Theranos is being investigated by U.S. health regulators after reports questioning the accuracy of its lab testing technology and its research practices.

CHIME, HIMSS support omnibus bill's cybersecurity act

A pair of health IT industry stakeholders are in support of the government's recently passed omnibus spending bill, part of which requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to convene a cybersecurity task force.

Flawed research design harms HIT policy decisions

Research that features weak or flawed design does more harm than good when it is used to drive policy decisions within healthcare--especially when it comes to health IT, according to a post in the  Health Affairs Blog.

Health IT gadgets hit TIME best innovations list

Health IT gadgets are some of the new tools that made an impact this year, according to  TIME Magazine 's "25 Best Innovations of 2015."

GAO: FDA's strategic health IT plan lacks key elements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's information technology strategic plan lacks "key elements," such as aligning with previously defined goals for the next few years and including results-oriented performance measures, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Studies on HIE benefits few and far between

More reviews are needed on benefits and impacts of health information exchange, according to researchers who found that clinical outcomes and harms of info sharing are not fully studied.

Sentara Healthcare's tele-ICU program a success story

The tele-intensive care unit at Sentara Healthcare creates efficiency at a time when the need for more physicians in the U.S. is high.

Providers should 'dip their toes' into connected health waters, analysts say

Providers should "dip their toes" into the connected health field; while investments of time and money into this area remain high, the potential of such tools is great, according to an insights report from Chilmark Research.

Grants aid telehealth expansion in Maryland, California

Teledmedicine services are expanding in California and Maryland due to grants from organizations within those states.