Title

Digital diagnosis : greater Portland’s push to improve the health informatics field has high stakes

Authors

Dylan Martin

Source

Mainebiz

Date

2-23-2015

Pages

20-22

Abstract

Efforts are underway to implement and improve health informatics, which is the development, analysis, and distribution of health information to help improve patient care and lessen costs by streamlining services. It is projected that the investment in such systems will cost more than $200 million over the several years it takes to implement them, which includes the upfront investment in the technology, training hundreds of physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals, and implementing security measures to protect the records from data breaches. Finding qualify employees is an issue. University of New England is starting a health informatics program and will be working with stakeholders Winxnet, an IT consulting and outsourcing firm, and health care provider InterMed.

Subjects

Medical informatics, Electronic health records, Medical records—Data processing

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