Report Looks at HIEs from the Inside Out

Health information exchanges (HIEs) and their business models are continuously evolving, but a new report sheds light on how these entities are currently organized and staffed.

The research was conducted by AHIMA and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) who teamed up to explore both current and planned HIE staffing models. “The results of this analysis will serve those who are seeking employment focused on data exchange or HIE activities, including those exploring opportunities in education, training and certification to enhance their knowledge and skills in this area,” the report says.

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EHR Market Share Report Shows Top MU Vendors

Software Advice, an Austin, TX-based online consultancy for software buyers, recently released an electronic health record (EHR) market share report that shows how the electronic medical record marketplace breaks down according to “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program attestations and outpatient physician users.

Software Advice compiled the most recent data available to help the healthcare industry better understand the market. They uncovered the following…

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2013 Transcription & CDI Guide

This special advertising section is published annually by AHIMA to promote transcription and CDI products, software, and services. The Journal of AHIMA will publish three Buyers Guides for 2013: Transcription and CDI (February), Consulting and Outsourcing Services (April), and Coding and ICD-10 (June). Click on the image to view the guide in the Journal’s digital edition.

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Keeping Data Secure: Lessons Learned from Healthcare Breach Trends

Healthcare organizations should look to laptops, mobile devices, and their business associate agreements, among other things, to avoid the risk of a breach of healthcare data, according to a recent report by the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), “A Look Back: US Healthcare Data Breach Trends.”

The report found that the industry has improved slightly since breach reporting became mandatory in September 2009, but there are still unsettling spikes in the number of breaches. “While it is good news that reportable breaches do not appear to be becoming any more pervasive, the bad news is that the industry’s progress appears to be slow,” the report says…

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February 2013

Patient portals are changing ROI, but analog record release is still necessary.

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