Preliminary recommendations for stage 3 of the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program were released Tuesday by an Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT workgroup. The recommendations include updates to existing objectives as well as new measures—with implications for the role of HIM in healthcare.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is holding a contest to help make digital versions of Notices of Privacy Practices more accessible and easily understood for consumers.
The influx of the health IT industry under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) helped launch the health IT incubator movement, which has given rise to dozens of health IT startups.
Examining the HIM implications and expectations now that a majority of US providers are using EHRs
Unethical behavior can impact the integrity, privacy, and security of a healthcare record, meaning information governance efforts sometimes call for whistleblowing. HIPAA protections exist for those with the courage to step forward.
After years of sitting on the healthcare industry’s back-burner, the topic of universal patient identification was moved to the forefront of discussion with a report issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Regional extension centers have been extremely successful in launching health IT initiatives in smaller health organizations, an accomplishment the federal government is celebrating for RECs’ four-year birthday. But their future remains uncertain.
News that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will offer a rigorous, four-pronged approached to ICD-10-CM/PCS preparedness and claims testing for fee-for-service providers was welcomed by panelists at a federal health subcommittee hearing Wednesday.