Forecasting FHIR

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Theodore Hook It’s been said that it takes about 10 years for a healthcare technology standard to progress from initial work within a standards development organization to being available in commercial products. As this article represents my 10-year anniversary writing for the magazine I … Continue reading Forecasting FHIR

Privacy in Cyberspace: the NIST Privacy Framework

When the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published its Cyber Security Framework in 2014, it consolidated and summarized international best practices for managing security on the Internet. The Cybersecurity Framework focused on the management of risk associated with critical infrastructure. In January of 2020, NIST published a companion standard, the NIST Privacy Framework: … Continue reading Privacy in Cyberspace: the NIST Privacy Framework

CCHIM-Accredited Graduate Certificate in Health Terminology Standards – An Update

The Graduate Certificate in Health Terminology Standards is offered by the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria in partnership with Ontario Health, Gevity Consulting and RKL Health Informatics. It is a 1-year, part-time program with four graduate level courses done through weekly online evening classes and a 2.5-day in-person workshop. The … Continue reading CCHIM-Accredited Graduate Certificate in Health Terminology Standards – An Update

Benchmarking Clinician Satisfaction with Electronic Health Records

Have you heard your clinicians make either of these statements? “I don’t like my health record! It takes me twice as long to do my work and it doesn’t improve the care I provide.” Or… “I love my health record! It gives me all the information I need to provide quality care to my patients.” … Continue reading Benchmarking Clinician Satisfaction with Electronic Health Records

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