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With new technologies and improved business models, healthcare organizations can focus on a patient-centered approach to care. However, each improvement requires data to ensure consistent experiences and calculated actions.

To enable these changes, healthcare leaders turn to health informatics...

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The paradigm of patient care is changing.

A wealth of technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), three-dimensional printing, precision medicine, augmented and virtual reality, telemedicine and genomics can now be integrated into care delivery, leading to reduced costs and incre...

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What is Population Health?

Population Health is a relatively new term in the healthcare industry, and depending on who you speak to; it has different definitions. Dr. Larry Mullins, President and CEO of Samaritan Health Services, sums it up nicely in this quote:

"Some would define it as determ...

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As the field of technology and our ability to gather information have grown, healthcare experts have come to depend more and more on data and technology as they treat patients. The quantity of information and the means of collecting it continue to expand, and the crucial tasks of interpreting, ana...

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Healthcare informatics is a burgeoning industry in the U.S. and around the world, with a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.8% over the next seven years. This will bring the overall industry valuation to $511.06 billion by 2027, driven by strong competition and innovation amongst h...

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Catch up with Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan. Her diverse interests—in gerontology and technology, among other fields—have combined to make her an expert in health information technology and a rich asset to the Kent State faculty. Here, she speaks about her background and current research, her...

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Catch her in a free moment! Professor Christine Hudak, coordinator for the Health Informatics Master of Science and Certificate program, is a deeply accomplished member of the iSchool faculty, teaching Health Informatics Management and Health Information Systems, among other courses—while serving...

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As the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, the importance of protecting our families and communities through public health has likely never been greater. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the future of public health will be driven by technology, which highlights th...

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Technology has changed almost every aspect of the way we live and work, including our approach to healthcare. Medical providers, clinical facilities and payers are increasingly adopting technology that can help them achieve the goals of higher-quality care at lower cost. Health informatics is a ra...

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The history of health informatics begins almost 70 years ago. In the wake of World War II, several doctors and researchers were examining the role that computers could play in helping to d...

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