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.
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?
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.
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.
We have an opportunity in the electronic world to provide more relevance to the exchange of clinical data and to ask ourselves questions such as, “What information should be pulled from other healthcare organizations?” and “When does ‘old’ become ‘too old’?”