A nurses union has launched a multimedia campaign to warn the public about technology-related threats to patient safety. Of particular concern to the union, National Nurses United, is the future of “digitalized care” by way of electronic health records.
Joy Pritts, the top privacy officer in the US Department of Health and Human Services, will leave her position on July 12, according to officials at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
VA Scheduling Scandal Investigation Reveals Troubling Data Integrity Practices, Takes Down Secretary
A government report on Veterans Health Administration (VA) scheduling practices have uncovered much more than a deeply flawed patient management system. It also revealed lapses in data integrity and information governance and has led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Many HIM professionals are closely watching the case, as it raises health information ethics and health record accuracy questions.
In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems. This month features the first in a two-part series discussing the unique challenges HIM professionals face in deploying EHRs customized to serve pediatric providers.
Social media platforms have contributed to a transformed landscape, and as such, information governance policies need to address this, according to presenters in the closing session of the National Conference on Managing Electronic Records Wednesday.