OCR to Enforce Investigating Breaches Affecting Under 500 Individuals

Federal health privacy officials issued an alert last week saying that starting this August, it is allocating more resources to an initiative aimed at investigating health data breaches affecting 500 patients or less.

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JAMA Commentary: Consider De-implementing EHRs to Improve their Function

Existing electronic health records (EHRs) are not living up to the promise of improving care through predictive analytics and personalized care, according to an op-ed published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Reviewing for Inpatient Quality
Aug25

Reviewing for Inpatient Quality

Quality of care is recognized through the clinical documentation that supports accurate ICD code assignment. Thus, many clinical documentation improvement programs are now evolving to support quality initiatives.

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On the Yellow Brick Road to IG: Part 3–The Journey Continues
Aug24

On the Yellow Brick Road to IG: Part 3–The Journey Continues

Last week I took a few more steps down the IG Yellow Brick Road by meeting with our director of patient access. It was a productive meeting; we both learned from each other and agreed to work together.

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Health IT Offers Barriers, Solutions for Fighting Zika

The arrival of the Zika virus in the United States has caught local health departments and providers flat footed in terms of surveillance and detection thanks to outdated health IT systems.

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