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…

Data Integrity And COVID-19

What is health data integrity? Data integrity refers to “the process of maintaining the accuracy, reliability and consistency of data over its entire ‘life-cycle.’ Applied to healthcare, this can include (but is not limited to) maintaining the accuracy of patient’s personal details, health summary, clinical notes, test results and family information.” Data is needed to…

Adopting Artificial Intelligence In Health Care

Artificial Intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, makes it possible for machines to learn from experience, adjust to new inputs and perform human-like tasks. Computer systems are trained to accomplish specific tasks by processing large amounts of data and recognizing patterns in the data. This is different from the literal, structured data approach that database-driven…