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  • Spring 2019 Introduction

    The Spring 2019 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features a study evaluating the use of ICD codes for health services research involving patients with a diagnosis of soft-tissue sarcoma. Authors of the study, “Challenge of Using ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM Codes in Soft Tissue Sarcoma Databases for Health Services Research,” found that a lack of consistency in ICD coding for the diagnosis and treatment of soft-tissue sarcoma was a limiting factor in the ability to conduct real-world observational research.  

  • Winter 2019 Introduction

    The Winter 2019 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features a review of the expanding for of clinical documentation, a study of EHR documentation times, and a literature review of quality of life surveys to determine the correct approach to trauma-affected communities.  

  • Fall 2018 Introduction

    The Fall 2018 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features a first-person account of the need for formal mechanisms in place to deliver clinically relevant information to clinicians as well as a study developing and testing a health insurance literacy model.  

  • Summer 2018 Introduction

    The Summer 2018 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features a literature review examining the extent of recent ransomware infections in healthcare settings as well as a study designed to develop and assess a protocol for fibromyalgia treatment through the use of EMR templates. 

  • Spring 2018 Introduction

    The Spring 2018 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on the factors surrounding switching EHR vendors as well as a study about using telemedicine to manage type two diabetes in Spain.  

  • Winter 2018 Introduction

    The Winter 2018 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on developing a minimum data set for infertility patients and quantifying project value to include clinical outcomes and nonfinancial value as investment returns.  

  • Fall 2017 Introduction

    The Fall 2017 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on topics such as automated vaccine documentation, a review of usability issues in Australia PHR system, and repurposing EHR data to identify fall risks.

    Authors of the study, “An Electronic Health Record Data-driven Model for Identifying Older Adults at Risk of Unintentional Falls,” studied the use of de-identified EHR data to support fall prevention. The research revealed a list of facts (such as age, sex, and specific diagnoses) that could be useful in determining high-risk fall patients.  

  • Summer 2017 Introduction

    The Summer 2017 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on topics such as the use of geographic information systems in healthcare and a research study designed to assess the main barriers of telestroke network implementation in rural hospitals.  

  • Spring 2017 Introduction

    The Spring 2017 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on topics such as an analysis of mHealth interventions for adult obesity in the United States, as well as a study seeking to determine user’s motivators when playing an EHR simulation game.  

  • Winter 2017 Introduction

    The Winter 2017 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on topics such as mobile device security, development of a web-based diabetes registry, and the use of secure clinical texting to issue patient care orders.