While the rates of consumers being given access to their online medical records is growing, many patients still do not fully grasp the value or see the need for this information.
Apple announced last week that 39 major US health systems are participating in its Apple Health Records platform, which will allow patients at those providers to view their EHRs on their iPhones.
“Contingency plans are critical to protecting the availability, integrity, and security of data during unexpected adverse events,” OCR states in their March 2018 newsletter.
The $1.3 trillion FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress and signed by the President last week allocated funding for several key health IT priorities and continued current funding levels for ONC.
If health IT developers designed EHRs with long-term, goal-directed healthcare in mind, primary care providers would be better equipped to help their patients, researchers say.
AHIMA’s Grace Award Committee began accepting applications on Sunday for the 2018 award, which honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate outstanding and innovative approaches to HIM.