Although integration and use of laboratory data in EHRs clearly has benefits, it also poses unique legal challenges. Providers and users of EHRs need to address these challenges to ensure the safe and proper use of EHRs in the management of patient care. This post is the second in a two-part article installment.
By Rick Chung, JD and Matthew Palatnik Editor’s note: This post is the first in a two-part article installment. The conclusion of the article will be [...]
AHIMA’s revised “Meaningful Use Vocabulary Toolkit” describes the vocabulary standards adopted in the ONC final rules, including vocabularies, code sets, nomenclatures, and terminologies.
Hoping to improve consumers’ knowledge of their healthcare privacy and security rights, the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has developed an array of new patient-facing educational tools about HIPAA.
Most physicians will lose money in the first five years following electronic health record (EHR) implementation, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
Information is the future of healthcare, and the industry is developing an almost unquenchable thirst for it. The good news is that healthcare organizations are amassing data at an unprecedented pace. In order to make the next leap in the healthcare transformation journey, we require liquid data that can flow to where it is needed in a form that can be easily accessed, is semantically interoperable, and can be acted upon immediately.
The Nursing Informatics Symposium was a workshop offered on the weekend preceding the HIMSS conference. The symposium provided a glimpse into a more mature electronic health record (EHR) environment—where quality, performance improvement, patient engagement, and reimbursement models are under close scrutiny, and strategies that address those topics center around the EHR. Linda Fischetti, RN, MS, vice president of care delivery at Aetna, described Aetna’s work around accountable care organizations (ACOs) in her presentation.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a set of ambitious goals for 2013 that involves accelerating the use of health information exchange by providers in order to increase the flow of health information. Read on for a breakdown of the initiatives HHS plans to launch.