Study: Barriers Remain Between Patients and Copies of their Medical Records

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.

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Developers Release Electronic ROI Prototype Tool

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.

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White Paper: Improving Patient Matching with a Simple Plug-in
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White Paper: Improving Patient Matching with a Simple Plug-in

There are substantial—and growing—costs to inaccurate patient matching. Learn how a groundbreaking solution can improve match rates, thereby improving healthcare data exchange.

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Lawmaker Expresses Concerns Regarding VA Leadership, EHR Overhaul

In a recent open letter, Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN expressed concerns regarding the stability and direction of leadership for the Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

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EHR Customization Can Result in Medical Errors, Incomplete Testing and Certification

While widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has helped put them in an overwhelming majority of hospitals and clinics, their design and function could cause medical mistakes and errors unless more rigorous voluntary and mandatory testing of systems becomes the norm, a new report found.

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Study: US Hospitals Won’t Have EHRs at Full Capacity Until 2035

According to the findings, investigators forecast that the majority of hospitals will not reach Stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics’ EHR adoption model until 2035, absent major policy changes or leaps in technological capabilities.

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