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Health informatics is a term that describes the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of healthcare information to foster better collaboration among a patient’s various healthcare providers. Health informatics plays a critical role in the push toward healthcare reform.
Health informatics represents the intersection of information …

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Article Archive for August 2020

Technology in the Fight Against Medical Errors

August 31, 2020 – 2:06 am |
Technology in the Fight Against Medical Errors

Medical errors harm 1.5 million people and cost $3.5 billion every year, according to The Institute of Medicine (IOM). Shockingly, or maybe not, their report claims that medical errors are not due to incompetent people, but rather …

Cybersecurity in a Pandemic

August 31, 2020 – 2:02 am |
Cybersecurity in a Pandemic

With the COVID-19 outbreak, many healthcare providers and systems have shifted their focus on telehealth and online caregiving. This is great, except for the additional risks for cybercrime involved. This topic came to us from …

COVID-19 Challenges in HIT

August 28, 2020 – 2:04 am |
COVID-19 Challenges in HIT

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for everyone, but especially for health organizations. The pandemic has made hospitals and electronic health record (EHR) vendors think outside the box and be creative in forming new …

Value-based Care in a Pandemic

August 28, 2020 – 2:02 am |
Value-based Care in a Pandemic

COVID-19 and the value-based care model is a perfect storm that is exposing electronic health record (EHR) weaknesses. Many experts believe the system must undergo a transformation focusing on a patient’s plan for health, rather …

The Role of Social in Health

August 27, 2020 – 2:04 am |
The Role of Social in Health

The critical role of social determinants of health (SDOH) have been recognized by the healthcare industry. With the move towards more a holistic and preventive care approach, they have recognized the critical role that SDOH …

Technology in the Exam Room

August 27, 2020 – 2:02 am |
Technology in the Exam Room

Medical scribes have long been viewed as not just a bandage but a possible solution to the overburdening of physicians with technology and documentation. However, with COVID-19 putting restrictions on the individuals coming in contact with …

Digital Shift

August 26, 2020 – 2:04 am |
Digital Shift

Electronic health records (EHRs) have become a permanent fixture in healthcare facilities and provider offices. The shift from paper to electronic records was primarily intended to ensure healthcare professionals have access to patient information but the …

Mental Health in a Pandemic

August 26, 2020 – 2:02 am |
Mental Health in a Pandemic

Documentation in electronic health records (EHRs) has decreased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. EHR Intelligence brought this interesting information to us in their article, “Psychiatric EHR Documentation Decreases During COVID-19.”
Psychiatric EHR documentation hasn’t changed its importance, …

Healthcare Fraud Activity

August 25, 2020 – 2:04 am |
Healthcare Fraud Activity

Healthcare fraud continues to run rampant despite the efforts by many government agencies. This recent report came from The Leader in Missouri in their article, “Festus physician sentenced for health care fraud.”
A Festus, Missouri physician …

Scribes and Technology

August 25, 2020 – 2:02 am |
Scribes and Technology

Electronic health records (EHRs) have been under fire since they first appeared on the scene, either for distracting physicians from their patients, extending long work days, or creating burnout conditions.
To overcome these challenges, many organizations turned …

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