Both the RHIT and RHIA certifications were listed among the top five health IT certifications for 2017 in an assessment of health IT certifications and their value within the healthcare industry.
In a recent editorial, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell gave a broad overview of the achievements of the Affordable Care Act, touching on everything from health insurance exchange to accountable care organizations and health IT.
In the last half of 2016 at least, healthcare legislation with a technology focus has been an unlikely but welcome area of bipartisan agreement.
With the proliferation of biomedical research “megaprojects,” we are collecting massive amounts of data that present a challenge to the scientists who seek to make sense of and harness that data.
Congress Passes 21st Century Cures Act, Impacting Health Record Privacy, Documentation, and Exchange
The US Senate voted on Wednesday to pass the “21st Century Cures Act” by a vote of 94 to 5. The act, which is largely devoted to regulations surrounding medical device and prescription drug approval, has numerous implications for health information management (HIM) and health IT professionals.
The American Hospital Association has authored a letter to Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) reiterating their support for the Electronic Health Record Regulatory Relief Act (S. 3173).