The Impact Of Interoperability On The Future Of Healthcare

The surge in telehealth use amid the pandemic has shown that interoperability is one of the biggest challenges to deliver high-quality healthcare. Healthcare professionals need interoperable patient data to deliver targeted care and communication between providers is critical for patient data exchange. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) defines interoperability as “the ability…

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The Impact Of The Social Determinants Of Health And The Increased Number Of Healthcare Apps On the Healthcare Industry

The term “social determinants of health” (SDOH) refers to the factors outside of traditional care that impact a patient’s health, such as “the circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age”. Improvements in overall health metrics are likely to depend on the attention being paid to these social determinants Healthcare organizations…

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Patient identification: Improving Errors While Saving Lives And Money

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Patient ID Day will be held on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021. Join AHIMA on that day as HIM members reach out to Members of Congress asking them to support a national strategy around patient identification and to repeal Section 510 in the Labor-HHS appropriations bill.  What exactly is patient identification? Patient…

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Why Healthcare Needs Increased Clinical And Administrative Data Integration

Healthcare data is collected to improve the cost and quality of healthcare. But this leads to the question of how to incorporate data of different quality and accessibility, as the data is usually sourced from a wide variety of systems used within administrative and clinical systems. Interoperability between administrative and clinical systems offers the opportunity…

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HIM Professionals And Healthcare Data: How HHS’s New Hospital Data Reporting System Will Actually Affect The U.S. Healthcare System

On July 15, 2020, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield and United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta provided an update for members of the media on HHS efforts to gather and disseminate real-time hospital data on COVID-19. In short, rather than requiring hospitals…

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