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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Using Data and HIM Tools to Address the Opioid Epidemic
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Using Data and HIM Tools to Address the Opioid Epidemic

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?

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White House Proposes Major Cabinet-level Agency Overhaul, Restructuring of HHS and CMS

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).

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Senate Committee Introduces Legislation to Fight Opioid Abuse

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.

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HIM Can Play a Role in Preventing 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.

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