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Health IT (health information technology)

Health IT (health information technology)
Health IT (health information technology) is the area of IT involving the design, development, creation, use and maintenance of information systems for the healthcare industry. Automated and interoperable healthcare information systems are expected to …
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Connecting the Dots: Health Information Technology Expansion and Health Disparities
Copyright: © 2015 Lyles et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source …
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Health Information Technology in the United States 2015
In 2015, nine years after the first Health Information Technology in the United Sates report was released, a large percentage of acute care hospitals have at least a basic electronic health record (EHR) system. But many are not ready to meet Stage 2 …
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Most Americans distrust health information technology: survey
Most Americans don’t trust health information technology largely because of the recent surge in cybersecurity breaches and physicians’ disinterest in adopting it. That was among the findings of a new Black Book national panel poll that surveyed 12,090 …
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Caribbean slow to adopt new internet technology

Caribbean slow to adopt new internet technology
In the Caribbean, we routinely use our smartphones, tablets, laptops and other connected devices for work, play and everything in-between. Every device connected to the Internet is identified by a unique address and, thanks to the swift growth of the …
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The Internet of Things Needs a Code of Ethics
In October, when malware called Mirai took over poorly secured webcams and DVRs, and used them to disrupt internet access across the United States, I wondered who was responsible. Not who actually coded the malware, or who unleashed it on an essential …
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Health information technology conference planned June 3-5

Health information technology conference planned June 3-5
The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services will host Connecting Michigan for Health 2015 from June 3-5 at the Lansing Convention Center. The event provides a forum to discuss the health care industry’s efforts to improve care delivery and …
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HRSA to distribute grants for health information technology adoption
On Aug. 1, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced grants of $ 3 million to help community health centers with the adoption of health information technology. These funds come in addition to the previous grants totaling $ 18 million …
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Health Information Technology: Closing the Gap or Exacerbating Health Disparities in Underserved Communities?

Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility, and the Pursuit of High-tech Babies
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Cracked Open is Miriam Zoll’s eye-opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities offered by the women’s movement and new discoveries in reproductive technologies. Influenced by pervasive media and cultural messages suggesting that science had finally eclipsed Mother Nature, Zoll –– like millions of women –– delays motherhood until the age of 40.

When things don’t progress as she had hoped, she and her husband enter a science-fiction world of medical seduction, capitalist conception and bioethical quagmires. Desperate to conceive, they turn to unproven treatments and procedures only to learn that the odds of becoming parents through reproductive medicine are far less than they and their generation had been led to believe..

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Health Information Technology: Closing the Gap or Exacerbating Health Disparities in Underserved Communities?
Health disparities are avoidable inequalities in health between two groups of people. They are often associated with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. In the United States, health disparities are persistent, especially in poor, rural …
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What Strengths Do I Need to Have to Be Successful in Health Information Technology?
Health information technology — computerization of patients’ medical records and electronic exchange of those records among healthcare professionals — has created two rapidly growing professions: health information technicians and health information …
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Children’s Hospital of Orange County honored for improving care with health information technology

Children’s Hospital of Orange County honored for improving care with health information technology
ORANGE, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2017) – Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) was named a 2016 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Enterprise Davies Award recipient for achieving improvements in patient care through the use of …
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Doctors spending over ,000 on health information technology
Medical groups need to spend a lot of money to outfit, maintain and manage health information technology in their practices—more than $ 32,500 per year in for every single full-time doctor in the practice, according to a recent study. Furthermore, that …
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Bringing Together Health Information Technology and Business Intelligence
This webpage is intended to provide you with an overview of the many Health Information Technology (HealthIT) initiatives underway. Our goal is to keep information on this site current so all stakeholders are informed about current endeavors, as well as …
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‘Will It Work Here?’: Health Systems Need Contextual Evidence Before Adopting Innovations

‘Will It Work Here?’: Health Systems Need Contextual Evidence Before Adopting Innovations
Health systems are eager to learn about better ways to deliver care. This requires innovation—doing something differently from how it is currently done. In a recent Health Affairs article, Elizabeth McGlynn and Mark McClellan noted that innovations often …
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Health IT: Cybercrime risks are real
When computer hackers took control of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service using a virus known as “WannaCry,” doctors and nurses were left helpless, blocked from the files they would need to treat their patients until they paid to get them …
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Of Course Healthcare is Expensive. It’s a Monopoly.
One could probably list a thousand ways the healthcare system in the United States is flawed and anti-free market, but one of the more important aspects is rarely spoken of: the monopolization of the healthcare industry. For the last century, the American …
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