President’s Proposed Budget Includes Steep Cuts to Health IT Initiatives

Health IT leaders have roundly rejected President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal which, among other detrimental cuts, slashes funding for ONC by $22 million.

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HHS Responds to Federal Cybersecurity Mandates

At the urging of two presidential executive orders and a portion of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, HHS is working to develop a stronger cybersecurity infrastructure.

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Congress Eases Ban on Patient Identifier Development in Spending Package

After years of advocacy by AHIMA, lawmakers, and other stakeholder groups, Congress recently took steps moving the nation toward a more comprehensive way to accurately match patients to their health information.

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Comey: FBI, Hospitals Stronger Together Against Cyberthreats

With healthcare entities increasingly under cyber-siege on multiple fronts, cybersecurity has already emerged as a main area of focus for 2017. As the list of malicious actors continues to grow, the FBI is looking to build stronger relationships with providers to improve their cybersecurity threat response.

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AHIMA Publishes Query Toolkit

As alternative payment models and value-based care initiatives are gradually enacted, CDI has become more necessary to their success than ever. And the key to a successful CDI program is solid querying practices.

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HHS Opens Cybersecurity and Communications Office

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is under the gun to protect itself from cybersecurity threats, which have threatened the healthcare records of millions of people in the last several years. In response to this ongoing problem, HHS is opening the Health Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

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