AMA Passes Augmented Intelligence Policy

The American Medical Association has passed a policy that addresses use of augmented intelligence (AI) in the healthcare industry—a first for the organization.

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World Health Organization Releases ICD-11
Jun21

World Health Organization Releases ICD-11

The release has no impact on practicing coding professionals—and will not for an undetermined number of years, according to AHIMA coding experts.

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House of Representatives Passes Privacy Law Updates Governing Opioid Abuse Treatment
Jun20

House of Representatives Passes Privacy Law Updates Governing Opioid Abuse Treatment

The House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that would enable the appropriate sharing of substance use disorder records by aligning 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA for purposes of treatment, payment, and operations.

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Chicago Hospital Finds Glitch in Medicare’s Hospital Compare Statistical Calculations
Jun15

Chicago Hospital Finds Glitch in Medicare’s Hospital Compare Statistical Calculations

After officials at Rush University Medical Center noted a sharp drop in its quality ratings by CMS, an internal analysis revealed that the agency has been using faulty math to calculate the agency’s star ratings since 2016.

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Data Sharing Benefits Outweigh Risks for Clinical Trial Participants

Despite mistrust in pharmaceutical companies and recent high-profile data breaches at hospitals and insurance companies, people who have participated in clinical trials overwhelmingly support the sharing of their data, a new study finds.

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Healthcare Generates More Data Than It Can Use

The volume of healthcare data being collected today is as vast as the hurdles present in putting it to use, according to an editorial analyzing the pros and cons of integrating provider-collected health data and patient-generated data.

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