ONC Launches Patient-Facing Guide to Online Medical Records

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.

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Apple Launches EHRs on iPhones

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.

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Cyberattack Contingency Plans are Critical, OCR Says

“Contingency plans are critical to protecting the availability, integrity, and security of data during unexpected adverse events,” OCR states in their March 2018 newsletter.

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FY 2018 Omnibus Bill Gives ONC, OCR, and HHS Needed Boosts

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.

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EHRs Featuring Long-Term Goal Could Improve Health Outcomes

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.

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2018 Grace Award Application Period Opens

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.

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