Health care encompasses the tools and providers of diagnostic, preventive, remedial, and therapeutic services such as doctors, nurses, hospitals and other private, public, and voluntary organizations. It includes medical equipment and pharmaceutical manufacturers and health insurance firms. (Description adopted from businessdictionary.com)


Information Management NewsThe Electronic Health Record Association has called for a nationwide patient data matching strategy to ensure the accurate, timely, and efficient matching of patients with their healthcare data across different systems and settings of care.
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Information Management NewsThe agreement, which will result in more than 100 industry-specific enterprise apps, will significantly change how banking, healthcare, insurance and other markets operate.
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Information Management NewsThough analytics can be descriptive and predictive, today most healthcare organizations are users of descriptive analytics, leveraging reporting tools and applications to understand what has already happened in the past to classify and categorize historical data.
CommentaryHealthcare leaders who have properly instituted an information security awareness and training program — and integrated it enterprise-wide — have positively influenced their organizational culture in the right direction, writes blogger Brian Evans.
CommentaryHIT leaders frequently tell us there's been a sea change in their relationships with board and top C-suite executives. After years of trying to get heard, the head honchos now "get it" technologically, acknowledging the mission-critical importance of IT through increasingly large investments.
Information Management NewsData analytics vendors were out in force on the exhibit floor of the Healthcare Financial Management Association annual conference last week in Las Vegas.
Information Management NewsEighty percent of health plan data is unstructured. Text mining can transform it into a format open to analysis.
Information Management NewsHealth Data Management is announcing recipients of its inaugural Analytics All Stars program, which recognizes organizations and individuals implementing analytics in innovative ways to improve the health of their patients and the financial performance of their organizations
Analytics in HealthcareMaking sense of the tide of health data inundating the U.S. healthcare community remains a daunting challenge for driving clinical and financial performance.
BlogThe old adage, "You can't manage what you don't measure," still applies--and even more so today with healthcare organizations facing a number of external and internal security challenges.
Nearly all provider CIO respondents in a recent survey believe data analytics will play a big role in succeeding with accountable care and other value-based healthcare initiatives. But while 42 percent say they have a flexible and scalable analytics plan, more than three-quarters report only moderate or minimal commitment to integrating analytics into practice.
Information Management NewsInformation governance programs are not as prevalent or mature in healthcare compared to other industries, according to preliminary results of a benchmarking survey by the American Health Information Management Association.
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