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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.
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Article Archive for March 2021

Managing HIT in a Pandemic

March 31, 2021 – 2:06 am |
Managing HIT in a Pandemic

Health information technology (HIT) is perceived as an essential component for addressing inefficiencies in healthcare. Without understanding the challenges that limit meaningful use of HIT, there is a high chance that institutions will convert complex …

Looking to the Beginning

March 31, 2021 – 2:04 am |
Looking to the Beginning

Genomic data continues to become more prevalent and complex. The occurrence of new genomic data types necessitates new data models, new viewing metaphors and methods to deal with the disclosure of genomic data. EHR Intelligence brought …

Searching for the Data

March 31, 2021 – 2:02 am |
Searching for the Data

When the coronavirus first appeared, everyone was looking for data. Open source developers turned their efforts towards gathering, analyzing and using data to defeat the virus. ZD Net brought this subject to our attention in …

Protecting the Healthcare Data

March 30, 2021 – 2:06 am |
Protecting the Healthcare Data

Concern around the security of healthcare data isn’t new. Healthcare information at the individual level can provide a holistic view of a person’s health for better coordinated care. It also can provide personal data that …

The Impact of COVID-19 Goes Beyond Health

March 30, 2021 – 2:04 am |
The Impact of COVID-19 Goes Beyond Health

Many households items have been in short supply over the past year due to the pandemic. This interesting topic came to us from Dev Discourse in their article, “COVID-19: Healthcare supply chain problems expose need …

When Will the Burnout Stop?

March 30, 2021 – 2:02 am |
When Will the Burnout Stop?

For a year we have been discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare and technology. After the loss of over 500,000 lives in the United States, should we start talking about the long-term …

Medical Mistakes Matter

March 29, 2021 – 2:06 am |
Medical Mistakes Matter

Medical errors are a serious public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. It is challenging to uncover a consistent cause of errors and, even if found, to provide a …

Reviewing Health Applications

March 29, 2021 – 2:04 am |
Reviewing Health Applications

Mobile phone applications are more common in healthcare now than ever before. They have also been leveraged in numbers to combat the spread of COVID-19. However, what do we know about these technologies, their characteristics, …

COVID-19 Lasting Impact

March 29, 2021 – 2:02 am |
COVID-19 Lasting Impact

We talk a lot about physician burnout and how technology has exacerbated this situation with healthcare givers. There has been much written about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives. These two topics are …

Tracking COVID-19 Data Made Easier with EHRs

March 26, 2021 – 2:06 am |
Tracking COVID-19 Data Made Easier with EHRs

Tracking data has been a challenge since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Contract tracing household patient data from electronic health records (EHRs) has proved to be beneficial at tracking transmission. Will it be used to track …

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