By Jon-Michael Smith – Hospitals generate an enormous amount of data daily, which can be turned into actionable insights that can better operations, save costs and overall produce better patient outcomes. There are several types of data hospitals should be tracking.Read More
By Lisa-Nicole Sarnowski – The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released the HHS Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2022-2026, which addresses the complex, multifaceted, and evolving health and human services matters facing our nation including health information exchange.
By Christian Johnson & Vaishali Patel – More and more individuals are using digital data to make informed decisions about their health. Whether it be health information collected by wearable devices or lab test results in a patient portal, individuals can now access, share, and use electronic health data to manage their health needs.
By Jim Hammer – After 20 years in healthcare IT and witnessing countless implementations, mergers, acquisitions and data archives, a recurring theme that I know to be true is this: The best time to start your legacy data management project is today.
By Sarah Kwon – Last summer, Anna Ramsey suffered a flare-up of juvenile dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune condition, posing a terrifying prospect for the Los Angeles resident: She might have to undergo chemotherapy, further compromising her immune system during a pandemic.
By Brittney Boakye, Allison Dennis, Kevin Chaney, Tracy Okubo & Teresa Zayas Cabán – Does the neighborhood I live in affect my health? How am I going to be able to see the specialist without a car? Can I share blood pressure and blood sugar readings I take at home with my doctor so she can monitor how I’m doing?
By Naresh Sundar Rajan, Jeya Balaji Balasubramanian, Jaime Bland & Jonas De Almeida – To battle the COVID-19 pandemic, health professionals need immediate access to relevant health data in order to inform clinical decision making, conduct timely research, understand trends, and inform response efforts.
HHS announced five cooperative agreements to HIEs to help support state and local public health agencies in their efforts to respond to public health emergencies, including disasters and pandemics such as COVID-19.
By Christopher Kunney – Over the past few decades, there has been a revolution in computing and communications, and all signs point to technological progress and use of information technology in the healthcare continuing to accelerate.