The field of nursing informatics is one of the fastest growing areas of medical informatics. As the industry grows, so does the need for obtaining the most recent, up-to-date research in this significant field of study, says Hershey, Pa.’s IGI Global.
IGI Global’s new book, Nursing and Clinical Informatics: Socio-Technical Approaches (edited by Bettina Staudinger, Victoria Höß, and Herwig Ostermann, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria), provides a general overview of the current state of nursing informatics. For more information about the title or to purchase it at the pre-publication price, click here.
The American Medical Association and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation are working together, through a collaborative agreement, to create better integration between their proprietary code sets in support of interoperability and healthcare data analytics.
Officials from Carequality have stated that there are now more than 150,000 clinicians across 11,000 clinics and 500 hospitals live on its network. These participants are also able to share health data records with one another, regardless of technology vendor.
While stolen financial data still has a higher market value than stolen medical records, as financial data can be monetized faster, there are indications that there is ongoing development of a market for stolen medical data, according to an Intel Security McAfee Labs report.