AHIMA’s revised “Meaningful Use Vocabulary Toolkit” describes the vocabulary standards adopted in the ONC final rules, including vocabularies, code sets, nomenclatures, and terminologies.
Leveraging computer-assisted coding technology may lead to a measurable reduction in the amount of time coders need to code records, according to a recent study conducted by the AHIMA Foundation and the Cleveland Clinic Health System.
Electronic health records (EHRs) and mobile health rank among the top technology challenges facing the healthcare industry C-suite in 2013, according to a recent report from independent non-profit ECRI Institute.
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.
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.
This update to a previous web article gives HIM professionals more questions they should ask prospective computer-assisted coding vendors.
Software Advice, an Austin, TX-based online consultancy for software buyers, recently released an electronic health record (EHR) market share report that shows how the electronic medical record marketplace breaks down according to “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program attestations and outpatient physician users.
Software Advice compiled the most recent data available to help the healthcare industry better understand the market. They uncovered the following…
The Hospice of North Idaho will pay the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a $50,000 fine in the first settlement to take place over a breach of protected health information that affected fewer than 500 individuals.