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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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Articles tagged with: social determinants of health

Improving the Health of the Whole

October 14, 2021 – 2:04 am |
Improving the Health of the Whole

Population health is defined as┬áthe health outcomes of a group of individuals. These groups are often geographic populations such as nations or communities, but can also be other groups such as employees, ethnic groups, disabled …

Telehealth Bridged Some Gaps in Healthcare

October 8, 2021 – 2:06 am |
Telehealth Bridged Some Gaps in Healthcare

Access to healthcare has always been a concern. Whether it be due to socio-economic factors, geographic locations or racial/bias implications, there are segments of our population that are either disenfranchised from access to quality care …

The Many Facets and Factors of Health

October 5, 2021 – 2:02 am |
The Many Facets and Factors of Health

With significant medical advances and greater access to healthcare, many diseases are being diagnosed earlier and managed better. However, heart disease still remains the leading cause of death globally. While this is cause for concern …

Expanded Information for EHR Interoperability

September 9, 2021 – 2:06 am |
Expanded Information for EHR Interoperability

Last month, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – the federal agency that oversees health information technology – announced a long-awaited change that could help doctors and nurses provide more …

HIT Impact Post-Pandemic

September 7, 2021 – 2:04 am |
HIT Impact Post-Pandemic

The economic fallout related to the COVID-19 pandemic may feel like it has arrived, but in reality it has yet to truly hit healthcare. When it does, there is likely to be an amplification of …

Collecting the Important Data

August 26, 2021 – 2:04 am |
Collecting the Important Data

With significant medical advances and greater access to healthcare, many diseases are being diagnosed earlier and managed better. However, heart disease still remains the leading cause of death globally. While this is cause for concern …

Clinical and Social Factors

July 30, 2021 – 2:04 am |
Clinical and Social Factors

With significant medical advances and greater access to healthcare, many diseases are being diagnosed earlier and managed better. However, heart disease still remains the leading cause of death globally. While this is cause for concern …

At Risk Patients Identified

July 13, 2021 – 2:06 am |
At Risk Patients Identified

A new technological capability within electronic health records (EHRs) has the potential to help identify people in employer-sponsored benefit plans who are most likely in need of support. This enables a proactive effort to connect …

Public Health Crises

July 6, 2021 – 2:06 am |
Public Health Crises

The opioid epidemic has been a topic of conversation for a while. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic began early last year, it seems to have disappeared; at least, the topic did. We all know the …

Holistic Healthcare

July 6, 2021 – 2:02 am |
Holistic Healthcare

Health starts at homes, in schools, at workplaces, and within communities. We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, not smoking, getting the recommended immunizations and screening tests, and seeing …

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