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Health Informatics is "the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management and planning." Procter, R. Dr. (Editor, Health Informatics Journal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom). Definition of health informatics [Internet]. Message to: Virginia Van Horne (Content Manager, HSR Information Central, Bethesda, MD). 2009 Aug 16 [cited 2009 Sept 21]. [1 paragraph]
In this virtual roundtable, three HIM experts share insights gleaned from their experiences during the initial COVID-19 outbreak. The focus is on challenges and best practices in coding, clinical documentation improvement, and release of information.
This website provides access to information related to legislation on health data privacy.
This one-hour on-demand training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to health data standards and how they are used, including relevant National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services.
CHIRr provides a resource of outcome variables and suggested measures to guide a comprehensive consumer health informatics assessment. The resource provides a reservoir of suggested outcome variables that make it easier to engage in health communication and related consumer health informatics intervention research.
This CMS site acts as a one-stop source for all things ICD-10.
This format provides information to EHR system developers and others about the requirements that need to be present in an EHR system to address health care needs of children, especially those enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP.
FHIR is a standard for health care data exchange, published by HL7®.
HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software employed in Health Services Research, the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Public Health. The database includes brief descriptions of research resources and links to PubMed.
The curriculum has four units of lectures and interactive activities that can be adapted to meet the objectives of your course. Unit topics include an introduction to health informatics, information systems for health, data and interoperability, and process improvement, system design, and usability evaluation.
ICD is the foundation for the identification of health trends and statistics globally, and the international standard for reporting diseases and health conditions. This newest version is entirely electronic, much more user friendly, and includes new chapters on traditional medicine and sexual health.
The CDC has assembled a selection of tools from a variety of resources to facilitate interoperability between systems and organizations.
This page explains how you can link your patient portals and electronic health record systems to MedlinePlus.
This tool helps to determine which federal laws developers need to follow when building mobile health applications. Provided by the FTC, in cooperation with HHS, ONC, OTR, and FDA.
This website provides vocabulary standards, applications, and related tools that can be used to meet US EHR certification criteria and to achieve Meaningful Use of EHRs.
The VSAC provides downloadable access to all official versions of vocabulary value sets contained in the 2014 electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). Each value set consists of the numerical values (codes) and human-readable names (terms), drawn from standard vocabularies such as SNOMED CT®, RxNorm, LOINC and ICD-10-CM, which are used to define clinical concepts used in clinical quality measures (e.g., patients with diabetes, clinical visit).
A collection of 49 common eHealth indicators from the Nordic Countries, this report was based on data available at the end of 2014.
An interactive tool that provides current telehealth laws and policies, and pending legislation and regulations.
From this website you can request a UMLS Metathesaurus License and create a UTS account, search and display content from UTS Applications, download data files, query data, and complete UMLS Annual and SNOMED CT Reports.
The UMLS integrates and distributes key terminology, classification and coding standards, and associated resources to promote creation of more effective and interoperable biomedical information systems and services, including electronic health records.
The 2013 JASON report presented a means for the creation of robust health data infrastructure through the development of a unifying HIT software architecture that focused on the patient.
The AMIA Academic Forum appointed a special task force to develop a formal definition of biomedical informatics and to specify the core competencies that should drive curriculum and course design for graduate training in the field. The definition and core competencies are outlined here.
This article discusses the competencies required for specialists in biomedical informatics, and examine some of the programs available for education in this field.
Building on the JASON study, this report looked at the possibilites of developing a health data infrastructure capable of bridging from a health IT technology vision focused on the care of individuals to one focused on the health of individuals.
ONC addresses the issues surrounding the use of HIT in patient safety. The website links to various important documents.
This report examines the ability of acute care hospitals in the United States to achieve the Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria needed to participate in Medicare and Medicaid HER Incentive programs.
This analysis discusses the ability of the health information technology to reduce medication error.
An open-access journal covering health informatics and health services/health policy, with a focus on emerging technologies in health, medicine, and biomedical research.
This guide was developed to assist Health Information Exchange Organizations in the implementation of patient electronic access measures in Stage 2 Meaningful Use.
This site provides information on meaningful use and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.
Lists links to health communication and informatics research. Topics include health informatics, health communication, cancer information, general health information, digital divide, risk communication bibliography, and conference information.
Provides NIST guidance for those developing electronic health record (EHR) applications who need to know more about processes of user-centered design (UCD).
Link to various PDFs on state IT initiatives, surveys, reports, etc.
This document adds additional general program guidance related to surveillance, supplementing the "Permanent Certification Program Final Rule".
This is a glossary of informatics organizations, activities, and terms.
This website explains the science of informatics, and provides access to a slide set, available for downloading.
Links to several health archived information technology reports and webcasts, for example, Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology to Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path Forward.
The Women’s Health Technologies (WHT) Coordinated Registry Network (CRN) FHIR Implementation Guide (IG) will focus on capturing and exchanging data related to women’s health.
The Lister Hill Center provides training opportunities for individuals at various stages in their careers. Fellowship programs may be as short as eight weeks or as long as one year, with possible renewal for a second year.
The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through open source mechanisms for data or resource sharing.
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for UG3/UH3 cooperative agreements to support the development of a publicly available core set(s) of COAs and their related endpoints for specific disease indications or for disease impacts that span multiple rare diseases of similar phenotypes.
Grants are available for fundamental and applied research in biomedical informatics and bioinformatics.
A week-long, immersive course on biomedical informatics, including methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, math modeling, and telemedicine.
Funding for broad scope projects in informatics and data science, including health care delivery, basic biomedical research, clinical and translational research, precision medicine, public health, biosurveillance, health information management in disasters, and similar areas.
The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the development of new and innovative tools and methods for more efficient, detailed, timely, and accurate data collection by cancer registries.
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Training program conducted across the United States by AMIA in collaboration with key academic partners in the biomedical and health informatics education community. The content covers areas such as electronic and personal health records, health information exchange, standards and terminology, and health care quality and error prevention.
On-demand webinar aims to help health information professionals learn strategies for success in improving documentation during COVID-19.
A premier international forum concerned with the application of computer science principles, information science principles, information technology, and communication technology to address problems in healthcare public health, and everyday wellness.
On-demand webinar on how coding guidelines differ between inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as using COVID-19 guidelines and ICD-10-CM codes appropriately.
This briefing addressed questions such as: What have the U.S. and other countries learned from their experience with health IT? How is the adoption of this technology progressing in the U.S. across the many different types of health care settings? How are we developing standards for "meaningful use" of health IT?
The meeting of the international organization and its member societies, is held every other year.
Meetings are held each April in Scottsdale, AZ, focusing on the key issues facing healthcare executives.
How can Medicaid health plans and providers use HIT to provide better care delivery and improve health outcomes while also reducing costs? How are states preparing to integrate their HIT systems with insurance exchanges by 2014? This Summer 2011 briefing addressed these questions and more.
AHRQ initiative containing information on programs that promote the use of health information technology. Central repository for research findings from projects developing, testing, and using health IT applications.
This special interest group meets yearly, to discuss issues surrounding the use of health information technology to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care.
Professional community that improves healthcare by advancing best practices and standards for health information management and the trusted source for education, research, and professional credentialing.
The AMIA is the professional home for biomedical and health informatics. AMIA is dedicated to promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care in support of patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration, and related policy.
SIG/MED brings together members of various disciplines to evaluate the needs and problems of developing and managing medical information systems that can handle the complex uses to which they are put.
DASH is a national initiative to support multi-sector collaborations sharing data and information to improve the health of their communities.
Launched in May 2008 by FDA, the Sentinel Initiative aims to develop and implement a proactive system that will complement existing systems that the Agency has in place to track reports of adverse events linked to the use of its regulated products.
Established in 1986, the HIMSS Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of HIMSS, providing support and assistance to the organization, its members, and the industry.
Resource to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.
The healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.
This two-part series follows the journey of a specimen through the laboratory and explores the generation and transmission of data and results within and outside of the laboratory. Participants can earn Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education® (P.A.C.E.®) credits upon completion.
The Medical Informatics Section, established in 1988, provides a forum for education and communication among medical librarians, health professionals and other information sciences professionals. Access blogs, reports, professional development resources, etc..
Represents state chief information officers and information technology executives and managers from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia.
The results of a study, this program invites patients to review their visit notes written by their doctors, nurses, or other clinicians, in an effort to improve communications between professionals and patients, and to better involve patients in their health care.
The Official Web Site for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records. The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs will provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.
Data on the program, which was designed to fund states' efforts to build capacity for exchanging health information across the health care system is contained on this website.
VIReC develops and disseminates knowledge about databases of interest to VA researchers; provides service to researchers who require information about data resources specific to their research; and represents interests of researchers regarding VA databases and information systems.
Portal brings together some exciting features including: links to extensive training resources; a section of scripts, code, and programs created by NIAID researchers downloadable from GitHub; and a curated calendar of events with entries focused on bioinformatics and computational biology.
Independent organization established under Swiss law in 1989. IMIA plays a major global role in the application of information science and technology in the fields of healthcare and research in medical, health and bio informatics.
Formerly the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), this organization is a not-for-profit association that develops and promotes use of SNOMED CT to support safe and effective health information exchange. SNOMED CT is a clinical terminology and is considered to be the most comprehensive, multilingual healthcare terminology in the world.