Benefits Outweigh Downside When Giving Cancer Patients Access to Doctors’ Notes

The movement to give patients electronic access to doctors’ notes continues to gain momentum, as additional studies garner positive feedback from participating patients.

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Capturing Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Data through HIT
Nov19

Capturing Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Data through HIT

Capturing sexual orientation/gender identity information will assist in providing more patient-centered treatment/care, encourage staff to provide more culturally-sensitive services to all patients, including those that are LGBTQ, and reduce health disparities through monitoring of the quality of treatment/care to LGBTQ patients.

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Old Software, New Problems for HHS, Veterans Affairs

College students that rely on the GI Bill to pay for their educations have found themselves coming up short when their monthly bill comes due because the Department of Veterans Affairs software responsible for reimbursing beneficiaries is too old.

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Will Coders Ever Return to the Office?
Nov13

Will Coders Ever Return to the Office?

It feels like it has been much longer since the days when many coding professionals were working in the basement of a hospital, still coding from paper charts, the idea of being able to work from home much more dream than reality—but the telecommuting coder has been a relatively recent phenomenon.

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FDA Releases Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Devices

The US Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance for internet- and network-connected medical devices in response to cybersecurity concerns, updating previous guidance published in 2014.

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