Debunking Health IT Myths

Health IT MythsHealth IT Myths: Fact or Fiction

Today is all about the spin. You can take a statement, a piece of information, or even a fact and put a spin on it to make your point of view what you want someone else to think. With all this information coming at us in so many ways it is hard to really sort out the fact from fiction. It really comes down to whom you can and are going trust on health IT myths and legends. If we put Jamie and Adam on this, here is what I think they would come up with, these trustworthy sources telling the facts and the fiction when it comes to healthcare delivery and health IT.

Security Risk Analysis: Myths and Facts

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is the agency under Health & Human Services (HHS) that leads and carries out the administration’s health IT initiatives to support the adoption of health information technology. If anyone is going to be able to sort through the spin and gives us the facts it has to be the ONC. They have published the Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information to help providers navigate the security and privacy issues that are now associated with health IT adoption. One of the core meaningful use objective is to complete a Security Risk Analysis. Here is their health IT Myths and Facts which you can find in the guide.

ICD-10: Debunked & Confirmed

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), founded in 1928, is a leading health information management (HIM) professional association with more than 67,000 members. It is committed to quality healthcare through quality information. Their online member’s library is a wealth of information and has open public documents too. Here to sort out a subject that will be top on every provider’s to do list this year, Learning about ICD-10 from the Past, and the North: Seven ICD-10 Myths Confusing Healthcare Today, and the Canadian-Proven Reality.

Debunking the Top 10 I.T. Usability Myths

Health Data Management is a leading source for news and in-depth analysis on using information technology to achieve business goals and improve the quality of care. John McCormick writes about usability of health information technology systems. Read the 10 health IT myths in his article.

Myths About Cloud Computing

More and more solutions for practices and EHRs are moving to the cloud. What does that all mean? The Oracle Voice over at put together The Top 10 Myths About Cloud Computing. While reading these think how they can be Health IT myths too.

The Health Spending Slowdown: Fact or Fiction

John E. McDonough is a professor of practice at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is the author of the book “Inside National Health Reform”, published in 2011. Among his many accomplishments, he has served served as senior advisor on national health reform to the US Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), where he worked on passage of the Affordable Care Act. He writes the Health Stew column for The Health Spending Slowdown: Fact or Fiction? sorts out our daily barrage of spin on this subject. No Health IT myths in this one but after all we are implementing technology to bring costs down.