What is Health Information?

Posted by: Jillian Carlson
February 22, 2016

According to AHIMA, who is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide, "Health Information is the data related to a person's medical history, including symptoms, diagnoses, procedures, and outcomes. Health information records include patient histories, lab results, x-rays, clinical information, and notes. A patient's health information can be viewed individually, to see how a patient's health has changed; it can also be viewed as a part of a larger data set to understand how a population's health has changed, and how medical interventions can change health outcomes."

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February 2016