A staggering 97 percent of respondents to a recent survey indicated that it is important for any health institution to have access to their full medical history in order for them to provide high quality care.
The long-awaited rule finalizing changes to Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations 42 CFR Part 2, concerning the exchange of mental health and substance abuse records, was published January 18 in the Federal Register.
A blue-ribbon panel of cancer research experts has called for the formation of a “national cancer data ecosystem” in order to help achieve President Obama’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative’s goal of achieving 10 years’ worth of cancer advancements within five years.
The arrival of the Zika virus in the United States has caught local health departments and providers flat footed in terms of surveillance and detection thanks to outdated health IT systems.
A new set of changes promises to transform the Medicare reimbursement landscape, and HIM has a role to play. That was the message of Robert Anthony, deputy director, quality measurement and value-based incentives group at the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), during his presentation Monday at AHIMA’s Advocacy Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC.
AHIMA is one of several health IT industry groups announcing its support for a new US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiative to improve the flow of health information between consumers and providers.