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New Publication Spotlight: Health Informatics Education And Training Programs: Important Factors To Consider

Sarah Dwyer | CapacityPlus | May 31, 2013

What does the field of health informatics have to do with health workers? A new CapacityPlus technical brief explains that health informatics—the process of making health-related data accessible and useful for decision-making—is of growing importance [...]. Read More »

NIH Bets Big Bucks On Big Data

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 23, 2013

The National Institutes of Health plans to invest up to $96 million over four years to put big data to work solving persistent health riddles, the agency said Monday. Read More »

NIH Offers Data Science $96 Million

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | July 24, 2013

The National Institutes of Health is going to fund several new Big Data to Knowledge Centers of Excellence, from a budget of $96 million over the next four years. Read More »

Nurses Demand Delay Of EHR Rollout

Erin McCann | HealthcareITNews | June 20, 2013

"There has been no planned increase in staffing and no decrease in elective procedures during the time of the transition." Read More »

ONC Releases I.T. Training Materials

Joseph Goedert | Health Data Management | March 29, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for HIT has made available at no cost an updated version of teaching materials used in the HITECH-funded community college health I.T. training programs. Read More »

ONC Unveils Privacy-Training Video Game

Joseph Conn | | September 11, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Health Resources and Services Administration at HHS have produced a video game for training healthcare professionals and staff about their privacy and security responsibilities. Read More »

Op-ed: The Human Side Of Cyber Threats

Audrey Taylor and Ben Knopf | Nextgov | May 29, 2013

The escalation of advanced persistent threats to federal systems has cybersecurity leaders rethinking their network protection and risk mitigation strategies. Nearly 50,000 incidents were reported by agencies in fiscal 2012, a 5 percent increase over the previous year. Read More »

Open Access [email protected] Library 2012

Staff Writer | Open Access Week | November 16, 2012

The main activities of this year’s Open Access Week included exhibition of Open Access promotional material as well as Open Source Software which is being used by NUST Library, Information Literacy Skills sessions focusing on Open Access resources, competitions, a Public Lecture on Open Access, [and much more]. Read More »

Open Access From The Perspective Of Young Researchers

Staff Writer | Electronic Information For Libraries (EIFL) | February 1, 2013

The Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers (LSYR), the Lithuanian Research Library Consortium and the Association of Lithuanian Serials share the results of EIFL-funded project on educating young researchers on the benefits of open access and engaging them to become open access advocates in the country. Read More »

Porter Struggles With Electronic Records System, Sees Big Cost Overrun

John S. McCright | Addison County Independent | January 10, 2013

Porter Hospital has fallen behind in its multi-year effort to implement an electronic medical records system designed to improve patient care by replacing outdated paper recordkeeping. Read More »

Rapid Prototyping And Tech Stewards: Reflections On Recent Field Work

Gordon Gow | FrontlineCloud | October 1, 2013

Having made some excellent contacts during our recent meetings and workshops in Sri Lanka, the project team now needs to consider how those will translate into pilot projects using low cost ICTs. Read More »

Searching Upstream For The Source of Sickness

Beverly Merz | The Atlantic | January 15, 2014

New “upstreamist” doctors are looking for the roots of illness in patients’ environmental and social spheres. Read More »

Sound Shore Medical Center, DoD Work On EHR Training

Patrick Ouellette | EHR Intelligence | September 24, 2012

Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) have collaborated to study EHR training best practices for nurses. Sound Shore Medical Center and the DoD focused on the best ways to engage nurses who don’t have great computer experience in how to use EHR. Read More »

Survey: Less Than 10% Of Physician Practices Ready For ICD-10

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | February 5, 2014

Less than 10 percent of practices responding to a survey issued by the Medical Group Management Association are ready for the transition to ICD-10 [...]. While the number is up from 4.7 percent who indicated readiness last summer, it adds to a growing chorus of providers and payers who indicate they aren't ready to switch from using ICD-9 coding. Read More »

The Cost-Benefit Calculation Of Electronic Health Records Systems

Gienna Shaw | FierceHealthIT | August 19, 2013

It's discouraging to read that more than half of physicians say the costs of electronic health records systems outweigh the financial benefits. But it's also heartening to see that, in the survey of 1,200 employed and independent physicians, most agree the benefits to patient care do justify the investment. Read More »