Bill for Behavioral Health EHR Incentives Advances to US House

Providers that treat mental health or substance use disorders would be eligible for financial incentives to implement behavioral health electronic health record systems under new legislation proposed in the US House of Representatives.

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ONC Launches Patient-Facing Guide to Online Medical Records

While the rates of consumers being given access to their online medical records is growing, many patients still do not fully grasp the value or see the need for this information.

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Trump Administration Announces Initiative to Tackle Health Record Interoperability Issues

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced several new Trump Administration initiatives aimed at tackling complex electronic health record (EHR) interoperability issues and increasing patient access to healthcare data.

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HIM Can Play a Role in Preventing Opioid Abuse

The United States’ “opioid epidemic” is in the news seemingly every day, leaving some HIM professionals to wonder what role they can play in easing the burden on health systems.

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EHRs Help Researchers Identify Source of C. diff Infections

EHRs can be a powerful tool in fighting hospital acquired infections, as one recent study shows.

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