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In the fall of 2018, Apple released its Apple Watch Series 4 models, the first consumer smartwatches that double as wearable medical devices thanks to their ability to generate an electrocardiogram test (ECG or EKG), which can inform you about your heart health. This release pushed the boundaries of...

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Every year, HIMSS recognizes members through awards highlighting special contributions of individuals, groups and organizations leading to better health through the best use of information and technology across our diverse membership community. This includes the Most Influential Women in Health IT ...

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Has the Internet Made Learning More Efficient?

In the fall of 2016, almost 3 million people in the U.S. chose to enroll in postbaccalaureate studies, with 27.5% of them choosing to pursue their continued education through exclusively online programs.1 For those in the health informatics (HI) fie...

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Is a masters in health informatics worth it

Health Informatics Jobs Are On the Rise

According to Healthcare IT News, the health informatics (HI) industry is in a bind, as there are currently more HI jobs open than there are workers to fill them.1 Not only that, but the industry is expected to grow at a rate well beyond the national aver...

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Health informatics impact on healthcare

What Is Health Informatics?

Simply put, health informatics (HI) refers to the collection, classification, storage and retrieval of information relating to healthcare delivery. The word “informatics” was coined in the 1960s by early computer programmers to differentiate between computer science c...

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The Dire Need for Cybersecurity in Healthcare

Cybersecurity Healthcare Infographic

In December 2017, officials at the University of Virginia Health System (UVA Health) discovered an alarming problem: Their medical records had been hacked, and nearly 2,000 patients' records were exposed via physician devices that were infected with...

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Exploring Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

By now, most people are comfortable with the idea that networked devices and artificial intelligence (AI) are becoming part of our everyday lives. In the United States, the smart devices market—which includes security systems, lighting and applianc...

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text reading How HIPAA has spurred the evolution of health informatics

In 1996, just as the digital revolution was getting underway, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed into law.

At the time, Congress recognized that advances in communications technologies would be transforming the healthcare industry, and in particular...

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