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3 Bachelor’s Degrees that Get Students Ready for a MSHI

People often wonder what bachelor’s degrees can prepare them for a Master of Science in Health Informatics. Many of the students in the program have clinical backgrounds or have worked in nursing, pharmacology or other medical-related fields. Others have come from fields like computer science. Clearly, the number and types of undergraduate degrees that can […]

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How Healthcare Technology is Battling Diabetes

Technology has strongly impacted healthcare for well over a century. From machines found in hospitals, to personal devices that impact our health while driving in a car, it seems like new health technology is everywhere. It has facilitated the change in AIDS from a deadly epidemic to an increasingly treatable virus whose victims can now […]

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5 Ways Millennials View Healthcare Differently

The 18-34 year old segment of Americans – known as millennials – makes up roughly one quarter of the current population. As policy makers debate over how to effectively provide healthcare to those who are still uninsured, it would be wise to understand the views millennials have on such an important topic. Though these young […]

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Two Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award Winners Increase the Quality of Healthcare and Preparing for Population Health Management

UT Southwestern Medical Center Healthcare informatics exists to improve the quality of patient care. The UT Southwestern Medical Center is categorically succeeding in this objective. This large Dallas based health system is comprised of two hospitals that serve nearly 800,000 outpatients each year. The leaders at UT Southwestern have created a clinical quality initiative that is […]

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Health Informatics: Companies to Watch

The healthcare industry is experiencing a revolution brought forth by new technology and business models, as well as a more patient-centered approach to care. By making the switch to electronic medical records and a more integrated modality of doctor / patient interaction, quality of care is on the rise. Health informatics companies facilitate these changes […]

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Keys to Success in the Field of Health Information Management

Quality Education The first step for any health information systems manager is a receiving a quality education. Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management paves the way for many career paths. With the industry needing more healthcare management professionals, now is a great time to get into the program. Health information management courses teach […]

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How Online Learning is Opening Doors for Medical Professionals

Online learning has changed dramatically in the last 15 years and has increasingly gained stature as a high quality mode of education. Initially, there were few online schools offering higher education and many were affiliated with for-profit organizations, not traditional not-for-profit and academically reputable accredited universities. Over time, perceptions of the quality of online learning […]

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From the Outside In: Careers that Lead to Health Informatics

Informatics is about data, information, and knowledge existing in systems comprised of people, processes, and technology. In the relatively new field of health informatics, health informatics professionals strive to better interconnect healthcare information/knowledge systems with the people who deliver and receive healthcare in ways that improve their healthcare experiences. The nascence of this field provides […]

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Great Jobs for Health Informatics Professionals

The field of health informatics is growing fast. As new technology continues to facilitate a higher quality of healthcare through the data analytics and increased efficiency, the demand for health informatics professionals continues to rise. Obtaining a master’s in health informatics allows you many different paths to a long and satisfying career in the healthcare […]

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Health Informatics Security

Healthcare Cybersecurity: Plans Must Be Enacted Ask anyone what they fear being compromised in a cybersecurity breach, and you’ll hear a pattern in their responses: Social Security numbers, credit card and banking information, personal photos. But healthcare information? A compromise of confidential information related to your health might reveal something embarrassing, or even concerning to […]

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What the 2016 Elections Mean for Health Technology

Election years inspire endless debates over social, fiscal, and public-safety issues. The upcoming 2016 elections will likely follow that tradition, and health technology remains an important subject for consumers and health care professionals alike. Find out how the 2016 elections might impact health technology innovations and use.   Politicians Will Have to Address Consumer Health […]

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6 Innovative Health Systems Implementing HIT

Across the nation, several of the most innovative hospitals have adopted lifesaving technology ranging from robotic surgery to health trackers, to health informatics devices. These top hospitals set an example of what health care organizations can achieve by implementing cutting-edge technology.   Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Image via Flickr by NEC Corporation of America By […]

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The Value of Health Analytics

As the business of health care continues to evolve, analytics have the potential to change this field in a significant way. Many experts view big data as a critical tool for bringing about much-needed value-based health care, as this information can enable providers to balance cost-effective care with high-quality care. Professionals who work at the […]

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The Promise of Personalized Health Care Technology

Personalized health care considers each patient’s genetic and biological profile before developing treatment plans, according to Helomics. Personalized health care technology tools, including wearable devices and DNA sequencing, help physicians assess the likelihood of patients developing diseases, detect diseases earlier, and intervene to minimize their impact. Could this form of technology be closer to reality […]

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How Technology Affects Health Administration

Health care technology impacts the work of each person who serves the health care industry, including administrators. Find out how technology affects administrators who work in hospitals and other health care settings.   Health Administrators Must Be Literate With Technology Image via Flickr by tedeytan According to Sarah White, writing for leading employment website Monster.com, […]

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How Central Wisconsin Is Changing Health Care

Sometimes, the greatest innovation and the strongest leadership don’t occur in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and other major metropolises. In Madison and other areas of central Wisconsin, you can find intriguing developments that are changing health care.   Madison, Wisconsin, Serves as Epic’s Home Base Image via Flickr by JordanAnthony Many of […]

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4 Important Mental Health Care Technology Innovations

Much of the health technology industry focuses on physical maladies, from high blood pressure to diabetes, but technology can also offer new ways to treat mental health disorders. Learn more about the following four most powerful mental health care technology innovations.   Smartphone Apps Help People Cope With Anxiety and Depression Image via Flickr by […]

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3 Top Health Technology Hazards and How They Are Avoided

Technology revolutionizes the health care industry by improving patient outcomes and promoting efficiency of health care facilities across the globe. However, these advancements don’t come without limitations. Discover three of the top hazards associated with health IT and how the industry works to avoid them.   Endoscopes Can Spread Diseases Image via Flickr by Andy […]

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4 Cities Advancing Health Technology

The United States has embraced the technological revolution in health care and driven innovation across the industry. The creativity and vision shown in the following three cities have helped create some of the biggest developments in health IT today.   San Francisco: Tech Hub’s Pioneer of Digestible Sensors               […]

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These Leadership Skills Are Necessary in Health Care

Leadership often makes the difference between an effective team and a team that struggles or even fails to meet its goals. Being a leader in the healthcare industry takes a unique set of skills. By working to improve the following skills, you can help your team become more efficient.   Communication Image via Flickr by […]

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The Keys to Strengthening Physician Relationships with EHRs

According to the CDC, the number of office-based physicians who use electronic health records (EHRs) increased from 29.2 percent in 2006 to 78.4 percent in 2013. As EHRs become increasingly sophisticated and beneficial, more doctors adopt them as part of their office operations. What inspires physicians to make the jump from analog record-keeping to EHRs? […]

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