The Office of the National Coordinator will revise the funding for the Regional Extension Centers, offering significantly more support in the second half of the four-year program.
Several newly updated practice briefs are available in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge: “The Role of the Personal Health Record in the EHR (Updated)” provides an [...]
Nearly two years after ARRA established a federal incentive program to encourage healthcare providers to adopt and “meaningfully use” EHRs, the first payments were announced January [...]
The Health IT Policy Committee released a draft of stage 2 meaningful use criteria for public comment, a “preliminary recommendation” that includes heightened measures and new objectives.
Two states have made the first EHR incentive payments, just two days after the meaningful use program opened for registration. Oklahoma and Kentucky made a total of three [...]
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released a final rule establishing the permanent certification program for the meaningful use incentive program. The [...]
HIM professionals should embrace sweeping changes to the healthcare industry—like EHRs, ICD-10, and ARRA—as a chance to help improve the provider and patient experience, says Bonnie Cassidy, 2011 AHIMA president, in this video interview.
The online version of the January practice brief “EHR Adoption in LTC and the HIM Value” includes four appendixes offering long-term care facilities additional resources. Appendix A lists [...]