Document management systems enable health care providers to append paper documents to electronic systems by scanning and indexing them. Document management systems are in wide use in the industry, and this section is devoted to their effective utilization.
A modern health system must accommodate data and documents from a wide variety of sources, often beyond the reach of any given system, even a core EHR. How does the industry define "enterprise content management"?
The world of healthcare IT is rapidly changing and CIOs are finding that traditional governance models are not sustainable in the fee for value world.
Supporting the theme of information governance at its annual conference this week in San Diego, the American Health Information Management Association has released a framework for helping healthcare organizations to govern information based on eight principles.
Hospital chain HCA, which relies heavily on ancillary physician software vendor PatientKeeper, will acquire the company for an undisclosed sum.
Enterprise content management is liberating unstructured data for some providers.
Not all decisions pay off for health information management leaders, but many bring lasting benefits.
Infection surveillance systems, lab outreach services and patient acuity applications are poised for growth in the U.S. hospital IT market, according to new research from HIMSS Analytics.
The Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona, touted as the first statewide behavioral health information exchange in the nation, has gone live with its first two customers--Jewish Family and Childrens Services and Quality Care Network, both in Phoenix.
The number of available health information management jobs in the nation will increase by 41,100 between 2012 and 2022, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A review of Medicare home health services by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General has found that 32 percent of claims did not document the required face-to-face encounters, resulting in $2 billion in payments that should not have been made. In addition, OIG concludes that oversight of the face-to-face requirement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is minimal.
The first quarter of 2014 brought in an unprecedented level of venture capital for digital health ventures, according to start-up service company Rock Health.
Lynne Thomas Gordon's father urged his daughters to go into healthcare so they'd never have to worry about unemployment.
Recognizing that issues with workflow integration have contributed to slow rates of electronic health records adoption in healthcare settings such as ambulatory outpatient care, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a report on integrating EHR into clinical workflow with recommendations for developers and outpatient care centers.
The American Health Information Management Association has issued a position statement warning industry stakeholders about the risky practice of copy and pasting within an electronic health record.
Rasu Shrestha, VP of Medical IT Director, Interoperability & Imaging Informatics at UPMC, talks about the importance of data liquidity, interoperability and the role each plays in improving patient care.