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.
To combat the opioid crisis, all areas of healthcare are focusing their efforts on finding solutions. Where does the field of health information management fit in? What can we do? What tools are available?
The Trump Administration last week proposed a massive overhaul of federal agencies, which would—among other consolidations—restructure the Department of Health and Human Services and rename it the Department of Health and Public Welfare (DHPW).
The Opioid Response Act of 2018 calls for boosting funding to state-based substance abuse registries and other data sharing tools to reduce prescription opioid abuse.
The United States’ “opioid epidemic” is in the news seemingly every day, leaving some HIM professionals to wonder what role they can play in easing the burden on health systems.