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.Read More
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.
A new white paper by MIT Professor Alex “Sandy” Pentland suggests that digital tools that certify a person’s health status can be used to create “safe” environments for workers and customers—while also protecting people’s personal privacy.
By John D’Amore – Back in the first century AD, the Roman orator Quintilian aptly characterized communication of health information as it should be in the 21st century: “One should not aim at being possible to understand but at being impossible to misunderstand.”
September 14-18, 2019 McCormick Place, Chicago IL Hashtag: #AHIMA19 The AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference (formerly AHIMA Convention and Exhibit) is the premier health…