Some elements of the 21st Century Cures Act are considered by some in the health IT community to be hard to implement, while other provisions face uncertainty with a new administration.
Healthcare has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the last major US industries to transition away from paper-based recordkeeping. Underpinning the largest and most risk-sensitive industry in the nation, business operations have been managed almost entirely on paper for generations.
As part 2 of 2, this blog post highlights the costs associated with hospital, physician, and prescription drug spending and life expectancy in the US.
February is IG Month at AHIMA. HIM professionals all over the globe need to understand what information governance is and why it’s important to the success of a healthcare organization. Indeed, who better to lead the IG charge than HIM professionals?
With on-site HIPAA audits by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights slated to start this year, both covered entities and their business associates need to be prepared.