CCHIT Outlines New EHR and HIE Interoperability Test

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) recently published a whitepaper which analyzes the organization’s efforts to promote EHR and HIE interoperability at the federal, state, and local levels.

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AHIMA Announces 2013 Leadership Ballot

The 2013 AHIMA Nominating Committee recently met in Chicago and prepared the ballot for 2014 association leadership and CCHIIM commissioner positions. Voting for these positions begins September 3 and ends September 23, with election results expected in early October.

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Summit Looks to Veterans for Next Generation of HIM Professionals

Education, apprenticeships, and employer commitment are three ways the industry can break down barriers between healthcare employers and veterans and bolster the HIM workforce, said participants in the Healthcare Forward summit presented by AHIMA and the AHIMA Foundation in Washington, DC, on Thursday.

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Legal Challenges in Using and Integrating Laboratory Data in EHRs (cont.)

Although integration and use of laboratory data in EHRs clearly has benefits, it also poses unique legal challenges. Providers and users of EHRs need to address these challenges to ensure the safe and proper use of EHRs in the management of patient care. This post is the second in a two-part article installment.

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Creative Ways for Physicians to Prepare for ICD-10
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Creative Ways for Physicians to Prepare for ICD-10

Tune in to this monthly online coding column to learn from AHIMA’s coding experts about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS. This month, explore some fun ways to prepare for the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS that don’t involve countless hours of mundane training.

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