Cyberattack Contingency Plans are Critical, OCR Says

“Contingency plans are critical to protecting the availability, integrity, and security of data during unexpected adverse events,” OCR states in their March 2018 newsletter.

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Proper Documentation is Critical to Our Modern Healthcare System
Mar29

Proper Documentation is Critical to Our Modern Healthcare System

Is documentation improvement and proper use of ICD-10-CM critical to the nation’s healthcare debate? I say definitively yes, in every way.

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FY 2018 Omnibus Bill Gives ONC, OCR, and HHS Needed Boosts

The $1.3 trillion FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress and signed by the President last week allocated funding for several key health IT priorities and continued current funding levels for ONC.

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EHRs Featuring Long-Term Goal Could Improve Health Outcomes

If health IT developers designed EHRs with long-term, goal-directed healthcare in mind, primary care providers would be better equipped to help their patients, researchers say.

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Can Texting Get a Healthcare Provider in Trouble?
Mar27

Can Texting Get a Healthcare Provider in Trouble?

Can texting get a healthcare provider in trouble? The answer to that question, like many other legal ones, is “it depends.”

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