Accelerating Healthcare Change Through Value-Based Care and Data Connectivity
Jul20

Accelerating Healthcare Change Through Value-Based Care and Data Connectivity

As the value-based care model is moving towards paying for performance, there must be standards for improved quality of care and quantifying the rate of reduction in healthcare costs.

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AHIMA Releases Standardized Patient Request for Information Form
Jul20

AHIMA Releases Standardized Patient Request for Information Form

The free model Patient Request for Health Information Form is intended to help providers streamline patient health information request processes and ensure they are compliant with the Office for Civil Rights’ guidance on an individual’s right of access under HIPAA.

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New ONC Administration Outlines Priorities for the Department
Jul11

New ONC Administration Outlines Priorities for the Department

The new top ONC officials appointed by the Trump administration outlined their main priorities for the department—improving electronic health record (EHR) usability and helping foster improved health data and system interoperability in the US healthcare system—in a call Tuesday.

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July 2017
Jul01

July 2017

This month’s cover story explores CDI programs expanding outside the hospital

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Third Parties and Your Health Data: What’s the Fine Print?
Jul01

Third Parties and Your Health Data: What’s the Fine Print?

Third parties are getting increasingly involved with consumer health data. But all of these technologies require the exchange of sensitive information—the protection of which consumers frequently overlook when they sign up for these online services and devices.

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HIM and Patient Advocacy
Jun29

HIM and Patient Advocacy

Despite their numerous transferrable and relevant skills, it’s hard to find many HIM professionals with “patient advocate” in their job title.

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