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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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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Acute Care, Physician Groups Look to Software for Non-HIPAA Privacy Requirement Support

The noncompliance in healthcare organizations is due to the complexity of privacy and security requirements, immature security initiatives, and ineffectiveness of current procedures, the survey found.

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Health IT Instrumental in Revitalizing Mental Health, Preventive Care for New Mexico Hospital

In a part of New Mexico where residents are ravaged by alcohol addiction and short on behavioral healthcare, leaders revitalized a failing mental health facility and implemented preventive health initiatives through strategic data sharing.

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Telepharmacy Addressing Rural Staffing Shortages

While formulary decisions are made by their staff pharmacist, the telepharmacy service provider accomplishes other tasks such as checking for drug interactions and making dosing adjustments.

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