The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will only exert its considerable oversight powers over mobile health applications and technologies that are likely to pose an adverse effect if used incorrectly, according to final guidance released by the agency on Monday, Sept. 23.
The deadline for healthcare providers and other HIPAA-covered entities to become compliant with the HITECH Omnibus Rule begins today, Sept. 23.
Health IT officials from the US Department of Health and Human Services emphasized the importance of HIM professionals’ role in the future of US healthcare and delivered an update on future federal innovations during two presentations Sept. 17 at AHIMA’s Health Information Integrity Summit.
The power of personal health stories—whether delivered through impersonal health data or through music, paintings, and old-fashioned storytelling—is empowering patients like never before. That message came through loud and clear during a Sept. 17 presentation by Vera Rulon, MS, RHIT, FAHIMA, and Regina Holliday.
With an unprecedented number of provider mergers and acquisitions taking place in healthcare today, HIM professionals have the daunting task of ensuring the integrity of patient data that gets caught in the middle when organizations collide.
In a far-reaching discussion, health information management thought leaders talked about small- and big-picture challenges facing HIM professionals willing to tackle information governance during Monday’s afternoon plenary session at AHIMA’s Health Information Integrity Summit.
Follow the news and get insights from AHIMA’s Health Information Integrity Summit taking place September 16-17 in Alexandria, VA.
If your organization doesn’t have a procedure for responding to e-discovery requests, or for defining the legal health record, the HIM department should get the ball rolling or it will never happen, advised e-discovery expert Diane Premeau, MBA, RHIA, CHP, CHC, in “Source System Review: A Toolkit for Finding Your Legal Health Record for E-Discovery.”