VIDEO: Behind the Scenes—Journal of AHIMA’s Addendum Page

Chris Dimick, editor-in-chief of the Journal of AHIMA, explains the editorial decisions behind the Journal’s award-winning “Addendum” page.

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ONC Leadership Shakeup: Muntz Steps Down, Reider Steps Up

Jacob Reider, MD, director of ONC’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer, has been named acting national coordinator of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Also David Muntz, principal deputy coordinator and second in command at ONC, has announced he will leave the agency in October.

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FDA Releases Final Mobile Health App Guidance

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will only exert its considerable oversight powers over mobile health applications and technologies that are likely to pose an adverse effect if used incorrectly, according to final guidance released by the agency on Monday, Sept. 23.

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HITECH Omnibus Rule Compliance Begins Today

The deadline for healthcare providers and other HIPAA-covered entities to become compliant with the HITECH Omnibus Rule begins today, Sept. 23.

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Medical Records Abandoned, Rotting in Shuttered Chicago Hospital

Medical records containing sensitive patient information like Social Security numbers and treatment details have been left scattered throughout an abandoned medical facility on the north side of Chicago for nearly 12 years.

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