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Dive Into Data, Save Lives
Analysis of EHR documentation can provide insights to help improve patient outcomes.

Coding and the Third-Party Option
More health care organizations are hopping on the outsourcing bandwagon.

Unfinished Business
Nearly one-half of the hospitals surveyed by The Joint Commission fail to demonstrate complete and accurate medical records.

Informatics Poised for Job Growth
The future is bright for anyone interested in joining the ranks of this expanding field.

Web Exclusives (view archive)
• A Weightier ICD-10 — Is the Industry Ready for the First Round of Updates?
• The Road Ahead for HIT: Transitioning From "Meaningful Use" to Useful Meaning

News (view archive)

• Respiratory Therapist Convicted in HIPAA Criminal Case

• States Offer Privacy Protections to Young Adults on Their Parents' Health Plan

• Electronic Nudges Change Physician Behavior

• First Wave of Stage 3-Ready EHR Products Are Tested, Certified

Paper Workarounds Still Common for EHR Users

Blog Speak

8 Things About Health Care Analytics That May Suprise You, Part 2 of 2

8 Things About Health Care Analytics That May Suprise You, Part 1 of 2

HIPAA Modifications to Strengthen Firearm Background Checks

Spotlight on Patient Portals

Patients, Providers Partner to Boost Care

Security vs Usability

The Secrets to Patient Engagement

By the Numbers

$61.28 Billion

According to a Transparency Market Research report, the global HIT outsourcing market is expected to reach a value of this amount by 2023. The expansion is being driven by the need to curb high costs of in-house HIT systems, growing government regulations and mandates, and an increased focus on health care analytics.

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