RHIT, RHIA Among Top Five Health IT Certifications for 2017

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.

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Editorial: HHS Secretary Enumerates Achievements of Affordable Care

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.

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Telehealth Bill Modeled After State Program Passes Both Houses of Congress

In the last half of 2016 at least, healthcare legislation with a technology focus has been an unlikely but welcome area of bipartisan agreement.

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Patient Advocates Discuss Harnessing the Untapped Health Data Horde

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.

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Congress Passes 21st Century Cures Act, Impacting Health Record Privacy, Documentation, and Exchange
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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.

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AHA Reiterates Support for Electronic Health Record Regulatory Relief Act

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).

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