During a Congressional briefing Wednesday in Washington, DC, AHIMA and other health IT stakeholders advocated for the modernization of HIPAA regulations by expanding the law’s record access provisions to non-covered entities and better defining HIPAA’s “designated record set.”
“The paper and PDF forms just aren’t working for patients or for professionals,” Bechtel said. “Our records systems are in a time of transition…We realized if we could just help you clarify even a small percentage of requests, make it exquisitely clear, then improving patient experience could make your job easier.”
AHIMA recently responded to a 21st Century Cures Act-mandated request for information from ONC regarding reporting criteria under the EHR Reporting Program for health IT developers.
A new white paper outlines four of the eight maturity markers of a data governance program and provides insights and practical data governance applications recommended by AHIMA and Iron Mountain.
Yale New Haven Health has earned AHIMA’s highest honor, the 2018 Grace Award, which recognizes excellence in health information management.