The Top Three Healthcare Challenges Facing HIM in 2018 [Sponsored]

In a recent focus group of hospital executives, three issues emerged as high priorities for 2018 for hospitals and health systems: achieving interoperability, ensuring the best and most cost-effective health outcomes for patients, and securing data.

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The Future of Healthcare Data Exchange
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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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CMS: Providers Should Get Rid of Fax Machines by 2020

Federal health officials announced their goal this week to eliminate fax machines from physician offices by 2020.

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Patient-Reported Information Has Important Impact on Key Quality Measures

A new study sheds light on the importance of patient-reported data in developing longitudinal records from past events, filling gaps in patient records, and preventing hospital readmissions and other poor outcomes.

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CMS Considering Blue Button 2.0 Mandate for Medicare Advantage

CMS is encouraging health insurers to use data release platforms for enrollees that either “meet or exceed the capabilities of CMS’s Blue Button 2.0,” according to an announcement from the agency.

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