The breach of Olympic athletes’ medical records by Russian hackers this week again demonstrates the vulnerability of protected health information and the extent to which it is viewed as a target by criminals.
AHIMA is asking informatics practitioners and informatics educators to comment on its new set of graduate level health informatics competencies—which have been posted online—by October 3.
In response to numerous stakeholder requests for more time, CMS announced its plan to offer providers more flexibility in complying with the reporting periods tied to MACRA.
Reductions in Medicare reimbursement will go into effect October 1, 2016 for eligible hospitals that have not yet attested in the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.
The CommonWell Health Alliance has announced that for the first time, patients whose providers are members of the Alliance will be given access to their health data as it is stored and transmitted by the CommonWell network.