ONC Head Talks Interoperability, Boxer, Gingrich Debate Healthcare
Oct10

ONC Head Talks Interoperability, Boxer, Gingrich Debate Healthcare

Monday’s General Session featured several speakers, including an address from Pamela L. Lane, MS, RHIA, interim CEO at AHIMA, a government update from National HIT Coordinator Donald Rucker, and a moderated point/counterpoint on healthcare with former Senator Barbara Boxer and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich.

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OCR Change Signals Renewed Privacy Focus for HIM Leaders
Sep22

OCR Change Signals Renewed Privacy Focus for HIM Leaders

The recent defunding of the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) position by the HHS Office for Civil Rights makes practical sense for the healthcare industry and the national budget. However, with the change come four important privacy strategies for HIM leaders to consider employing at the state, local, and organizational level.

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ONC Head Donald Rucker Offers Preview of Upcoming AHIMA Convention Keynote Address

Rucker emphasized that ONC will follow the direction set by the new Trump administration, HHS Secretary Tom Price, and Congress.

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New ONC Administration Outlines Priorities for the Department
Jul11

New ONC Administration Outlines Priorities for the Department

The new top ONC officials appointed by the Trump administration outlined their main priorities for the department—improving electronic health record (EHR) usability and helping foster improved health data and system interoperability in the US healthcare system—in a call Tuesday.

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AHIMA Urges Congress to Maintain Health IT Initiatives Funding in 21st Century Cures Act
Apr19

AHIMA Urges Congress to Maintain Health IT Initiatives Funding in 21st Century Cures Act

AHIMA has sent a letter urging Congress to continue to fund critical health IT initiatives that were advanced last year with the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.

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