AHIMA has made an impression on Capitol Hill on the topic of voluntary patient safety identifiers, according to AHIMA’s Pam Lane, MS, RHIA, vice president, policy and government relations.
Although it has thus far only passed a committee vote, the “Improving Health Information Technology Act” may be a sign of things to come.
Legal consequences abound at every corner in healthcare. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.
Following a series of six hearings, the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is working to develop legislation it hopes will help address lingering issues with EHRs.
AHIMA’S Advocacy and Public Policy Team may only have five members, but its voice is loud and clear at the national level, providing input on key issues related to ICD-10, HIPAA, electronic health records (EHRs), clinical documentation improvement, information governance, and more.