Video: What is Healthcare Informatics?

Healthcare informatics involves multiple disciplines to improve outcomes, reduce costs, improve quality and ultimately drive innovation in the healthcare industry, says HealthInformatics@GW Program Director Sam Hanna in this video.  

“Healthcare leaders and professionals use informatics to make better decisions,” Hanna explains.  Students in the program are able to capitalize on The George Washington University’s location in the nation’s capital, where our nation’s healthcare policy is made.  

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Academic Medicine Supplement Issue Dedicated to Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

The August 2014 issue of Academic Medicine will be accompanied by a supplement dedicated to the work of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) titled: “The Medical Education Partnership Initiative: Investing in Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Academic Medicine is the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. This supplement speaks to special circumstances of medical education in Africa addressing many crosscutting topical, global themes in medical education.

Insights into Interaction Between EPSDT and Federal Health Information Privacy and Confidentiality Laws

Professor Sara Rosenbaum and Associate Professor Jane Hyatt Thorpe are the authors a of “Understanding the Interaction Between EPSDT and Federal Health Information Privacy and Confidentiality Laws.”  Produced by GW’s Health Information & the Law Project with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, their paper examines the federal and state law underpinnings of access to patient health records across health care providers and settings of care for Medicaid-enrolled children, who are entitled to Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT).