Survey: Patients Say Data Exchange Vital for Healthcare

A staggering 97 percent of respondents to a recent survey indicated that it is important for any health institution to have access to their full medical history in order for them to provide high quality care.

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MACRA Transition: Getting IT Up to Speed a Crucial Step

As the MACRA transition gets underway, it will be crucial for providers to use 2017 to get their IT capabilities up to speed in order to be successful under the new law.

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Aspects of 21st Century Cures Act Require Cooperation from New HHS Secretary
Feb22

Aspects of 21st Century Cures Act Require Cooperation from New HHS Secretary

Some elements of the 21st Century Cures Act are considered by some in the health IT community to be hard to implement, while other provisions face uncertainty with a new administration.

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AHIMA Releases HIPAA Audit Readiness Toolkit

With on-site HIPAA audits by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights slated to start this year, both covered entities and their business associates need to be prepared.

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Rep. Tom Price Confirmed as New HHS Secretary

The US Senate voted along party lines Friday morning in a 52-47 vote to appoint Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-GA) as head of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Poorly Matched Symptoms on Paper vs. EHR Casts Doubt on Accuracy of EHRs

Self-reported symptoms of ocular problems were incorrectly transferred from a paper questionnaire into an electronic health record (EHR) roughly one-third of the time, according to results of a small study conducted in one clinic.

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