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Standards for Safety, Security, and Interoperability of Medical Devices in an Integrated Health Information Environment

Author: Williams, Patricia A.H

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2017



Information sharing between healthcare organizations increasingly includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) as well as data from medical devices that have been integrated into existing networks. When exchanging such data, providers should be mindful not only of the interoperabil....

Could the Pharmaceutical Industry Benefit from Full-Scale Adoption of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology with New Regulations?

Author: Coustasse, Alberto; Kimble, Craig A; Stanton, Robert B; Naylor, Mariah

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: October 2016


Abstract


Healthcare regulators are directing attention to the pharmaceutical supply chain with the passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Adoption of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has the ability to im....

Predicting 30- to 120-Day Readmission Risk among Medicare Fee-for-Service Patients Using Nonmedical Workers and Mobile Technology

Author: Ostrovsky, Andrey; O’Connor, Lori; Marshall, Olivia; Angelo, Amanda; Barrett, Kelsy; Majeski, Emily; Handrus, Maxwell; Levy, Jeffrey

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: 2016


Abstract


Objective: Hospital readmissions are a large source of wasteful healthcare spending, and current care transition models are too expensive to be sustainable. One way to circumvent cost-prohibitive care transition programs is complement nurse-staffed care transition program....

Watson vs. Big Data

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2015


It is the matchup of the century—the towering hulk of healthcare’s Big Data versus the super computer known as Watson. Will Watson be able to take on this lumbering, untamed mass of information and whip it into submission?


One year ago, the Journal of AHIMA reported on the IBM su....

Medical Device Security: Hollywood vs. Reality

Author: Butler, Mary

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: April 2015




When former Vice President Dick Cheney revealed in 2013 that his heart surgeons modified the settings on his pacemaker to reduce the chances the device could be hacked by terrorists, the headlines were predictably alarmist. Fans of the Showtime hit “Homeland” immediately recognized th....

Analytic Hierarchy Process–based Method to Rank the Critical Success Factors of Implementing a Pharmacy Barcode System

Author: Alharthi, Hana; Sultana, Nahid; Al-amoudi, Amjaad; Basudan, Afrah

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2015


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Pharmacy barcode scanning is used to reduce errors during the medication dispensing process. However, this technology has rarely been used in hospital pharmacies in Saudi Arabia. This article describes the barriers to successful implementation of a barcode scanning system....

Sequestering EHR Data in IT Systems

Author: Miaoulis, William M

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2009


There can be three situations under which healthcare organizations may need to sequester (or segregate) certain data within a medical record: placing a legal hold in connection with litigation, limiting disclosures of a record pursuant to a request by a patient, and restricting access to sensi....

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