Absence of EHRs in Mental Health, SUD Treatment Hinders Opioid Interventions

Privacy laws designed to protect individuals with mental health or substance use disorders when HIPAA was first implemented now hinder the care and treatment of people with opioid addictions, according to a new Bipartisan Policy Center report.

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Developers Release Electronic ROI Prototype Tool

AHIMA has contributed to the development of a new tool that helps simplify and streamline patients’ requests for their medical records. The Health Record Request Wizard prototype tool was released on September 21 at the Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, DC.

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The Future of Healthcare Data Exchange
Sep01

The Future of Healthcare Data Exchange

At the heart of our healthcare system, inaccurate data drives inefficiency, errors, avoidable administrative strain, and increased costs. How are HIM professionals using informatics to improve the care provided to patients?

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ONC Releases Draft Trusted Exchange Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has released a draft of its long-awaited Trusted Exchange Framework, which aims to improve the interoperable exchange of health information between providers.

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How HIEs Use Data to Improve Population Health
Apr19

How HIEs Use Data to Improve Population Health

Healthcare organizations are increasingly focused on managing patient populations to improve outcomes while reducing costs. This post includes short profiles of how some HIEs are using data to support population health efforts.

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