Q&A with David Muntz: AHIMA’s First Board of Directors Advisor

In July David Muntz,CHCIO, FCHIME, LCHIME, FHIMSS, joined AHIMA’s Board of Directors in a non-voting advisory capacity. Currently, Muntz is the chief information officer and senior vice president at GetWellNetwork. He previously served as the first principal deputy director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). He recently spoke with the Journal about his role on the board, his professional experiences in health information management (HIM) and his expectations for the future of health IT.

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Secret Insurance Shoppers find Weaknesses in Application System

Government investigators posing as consumers shopping on the Affordable Care Act-created health insurance exchanges were able to purchase plans with fictitious or incomplete, documents, a federal report found.

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Coping with Government Audits

In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems.

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Government Regulatory Bodies Send Mixed Messages on Mobile Health IT

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has adopted a hands-off approach to regulating mobile health devices—a technology that has proliferated rapidly in the last few years. In light of these emerging apps, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is calling on the FDA to create a new category as part of its proposed regulations for mobile devices.

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Chinese Hackers Steal Nonmedical Data on 4.5 million Patients

A group of hackers believed to be based in China has stolen nonmedical patient data on 4.5 million patients stored in Community Health Systems’ (CHS) computer systems.

According to the Franklin, TN-based health system, medical and credit card records were not stolen, though patient names, addresses, birthdates, and phone and Social Security numbers were taken, the Associated Press reported. According to Modern Healthcare, CHS believes that hackers originally set out to steal the intellectual property on medical devices and other equipment but instead stole data on patients who sought care from its physician practices.

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