This week, you may have seen a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) report on hospital compliance with medical record requests that states there are many barriers to patient access. This study validates what we know from our work and advocacy on this issue: the health record request process is often cumbersome and complicated for patients.
While healthcare providers and HIM professionals work diligently to comply with HIPAA and respond fully when patients request copies of their medical records, patients are still experiencing barriers to accessing their records, a new study finds.
In a recent focus group of hospital executives, three issues emerged as high priorities for 2018 for hospitals and health systems: achieving interoperability, ensuring the best and most cost-effective health outcomes for patients, and securing data.
AHIMA has contributed to the development of a new tool that helps simplify and streamline patients’ requests for their medical records. The Health Record Request Wizard prototype tool was released on September 21 at the Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, DC.
A new white paper outlines four of the eight maturity markers of a data governance program and provides insights and practical data governance applications recommended by AHIMA and Iron Mountain.
There are substantial—and growing—costs to inaccurate patient matching. Learn how a groundbreaking solution can improve match rates, thereby improving healthcare data exchange.