The Texas hospital that treated the first patient in the US to die from Ebola announced changes in its electronic health record workflow intended to flag patients at risk for transmitting the disease.
Patients who were given access to their medication lists in their electronic health records were eager to give physicians feedback—which helped prevent harmful interactions—a recent study found.
Lucia Savage has been tapped to replace Joy Pritts as the new chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the agency announced Tuesday.
While eligible provider participation in the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program is robust, participants’ ability to exchange health information with other providers has been lackluster, according to an annual report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Instead of launching broad integrated marketing and mailing campaigns to increase patient portal adoption, providers are more likely to succeed when encouragement comes from a patient’s primary care physician, one study concluded.
Two hospital employees have been fired for illegally accessing the electronic health record (EHR) of a Massachusetts physician who was being treated for Ebola in the facility’s isolation unit.
The HIPAA violation was discovered by Nebraska Medical Center officials conducting an audit of their EHR system, according to a statement released by the Omaha, NE-based facility.
Tune in to this monthly online coding column from Melanie Endicott to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this month’s column discusses the greater specificity of ICD-10-CM in tracking breast cancer.
This month’s video extra shines a light on three places HIM professionals can look for hoarded data.