Mobile health (mHealth) devices and smartphone apps have drawn regulatory attention and concern among health information management (HIM) and privacy and security professionals. But what does the future of mHealth hold for HIM professionals, patients, and clinicians?
Patient advocate Sherri Loeb, RN, BSN, shared the frustrations and successes of healthcare and health IT professionals during a presentation that included her own personal experiences at the WEDI Healthcare Innovations Summit in Chicago on Wednesday.
The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would delay the implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS for one year. A similar bill in the Senate is expected to be voted on soon. AHIMA has called on proponents of ICD-10 to contact their senators and ask that they not delay ICD-10.
Building on its status as having one of the highest electronic health record (EHR) adoption rates in the US, North Dakota recently announced the launch of its statewide health information exchange (HIE). North Dakota’s Health Information Technology Director Sheldon Wolf has been working with other state officials to develop the HIE for over four years. Wolf hopes to see quality of care improvements and lowered costs within a year of the HIE’s launch.
A new bill has been quietly introduced into the US House and Senate that features a section calling for the delay ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation until 2015. AHIMA has put out a call to members and other stakeholders to contact their representatives in Congress and ask them to remove the delay provision.