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Government Shuts Down, Impacts Healthcare Initiatives

Find out how HIM and other healthcare professionals will be affected by the US government shutdown, which began on Tuesday, October 1.

Oct 01, 2013 05:01 pm    |    posted by Margarita Valdez   |    ARRA
Reality Check 2013: Ethical Issues in HIM

AHIMA’s Professional Ethics Committee offers common scenarios and best case resolutions that test one’s professional morality.

Oct 01, 2013 12:00 am    |    posted by AHIMA Staff    |    AHIMAHIM operations
ONC Leadership Shakeup: Muntz Steps Down, Reider Steps Up

Jacob Reider, MD, director of ONC’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer, has been named acting national coordinator of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Also David Muntz, principal deputy coordinator and second in command at ONC, has announced he will leave the agency in October.

Sep 26, 2013 12:20 pm    |    posted by Chris Dimick   |    AHIMAAHIMA HIISummitElectronic records
FDA Releases Final Mobile Health App Guidance

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.

Sep 23, 2013 03:23 pm    |    posted by Mary Butler   |    Electronic recordsPersonal health recordsPrivacy and security
HITECH Omnibus Rule Compliance Begins Today

The deadline for healthcare providers and other HIPAA-covered entities to become compliant with the HITECH Omnibus Rule begins today, Sept. 23.

Sep 23, 2013 11:19 am    |    posted by Chris Dimick   |    ARRACompliance
Federal Officials Encourage Action, Preview New Data Tools

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.

Sep 18, 2013 10:17 am    |    posted by Mary Butler   |    AHIMAAHIMA HIISummitARRA
“Barefoot and Determined,” HIM Must Tackle Patient Engagement Issues

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.

Sep 18, 2013 10:02 am    |    posted by Mary Butler   |    AHIMAAHIMA HIISummitARRA
Managing Strategic Healthcare Alliances Takes Creativity, Chocolate

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.

Sep 18, 2013 09:51 am    |    posted by Mary Butler   |    AHIMAAHIMA HIISummitData quality
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