Official Publication of MU, Cert Rules

Official publication of CMS’s notice of proposed rulemaking defining the “meaningful use” of EHRs and describing the provisions governing the incentive programs appeared today in the Federal Register. This is a considerably shortened version from the prepublication version that was released December 30 (see story), though the content of the proposal itself has not changed. With its publication today, the 60-day public comment...

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Privacy Policies for Social Media

The social media site Facebook had become more than just a way for staff at Innovis Health to catch up with friends. In November 2008, nurses at the Fargo, ND–based healthcare system began using Facebook to provide unauthorized shift change updates to their co-workers. What once would have been a conversation became an update on their personal Facebook pages. It was a convenient tool, because the nurses had “friended” each other...

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Journal of AHIMA – January 2010

The January cover story outlines the process for testing HIPAA version 5010 standards before the end of the year. Upgrading the standards is necessary to support the industry’s migration to ICD-10-CM/PCS by 2013. Other features examine what leadership means in the HIM field and effective communication skills for HIM professionals. The January issue also features several new “Working Smart” columns. “ARRA on the...

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