The Office of the National Coordinator will begin pilot testing NHIN Direct health information exchange standards in late December or early January. Once draft specifications are [...]
The Nov/Dec “ARRA on the Job” column “Understanding the Meaningful Use Vocabulary Standards” provides an introduction to the vocabulary standard requirements adopted in the meaningful use [...]
More than 60 regional extension centers are up and running, offering providers assistance in implementing health IT. Find your state’s REC with this interactive map.
AHIMA updated and posted several practice briefs to the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Check out the following updated practice briefs: “The RFP Process for EHR Systems [...]
HITECH changes to the HIPAA privacy and security rules put new responsibilities on both providers who outsource medical transcription and the companies that provide services for [...]
The online version of the November-December practice brief “Migrating from Paper to EHRs in Physician Practices” includes a checklist that can help physician practices migrate all the [...]
Migrating their patient records to an EHR system is not the only challenge physician practices must manage when they are acquired by a larger organization. Good communication is the foundation of all success.