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.
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.
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.
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.
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States has caught local health departments and providers flat footed in terms of surveillance and detection thanks to outdated health IT systems.