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.
In her Leadership Symposium presentation Friday in Chicago, IL, Green’s “Information Governance Update” presentation gave a broad overview of AHIMA’s IG activities to date, and previewed upcoming projects.
Two sessions at AHIMA’s 2015 Leadership Symposium, held in Chicago, IL on Friday, underscored the important role health information management (HIM) professionals play in patient advocacy.
In the effort to advance secure and interoperable health information exchanges, ONC has released its interoperability roadmap. The roadmap is directed towards the development of a nationwide learning health system.
The federal government is investing $28 million in grant funding for state health information exchange programs in an effort to boost interoperability.
In their rush implement electronic health records, many healthcare systems gave little consideration to how patient identity elements were entered into new electronic systems.