AMIA: HIPAA Changes Needed to Permit Researcher Access to Patient Records

A leading healthcare informatics trade group wants Congress to amend HIPAA to allow researchers to gather data from patient records without permission from the patient.

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AHIMA Foundation Launches Network to Highlight New HIIM Research

The annual AHIMA Foundation Research Forum, which took place on Sunday in the convention center, provides an opportunity for the growing health informatics and information management (HIIM) research community to shine, and this year set the stage for the launch of a new HIIM research network.

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Physicians and EHRs: A Bibliography

In the August issue we published a selected bibliography of research and writing on EHRs in physician practices. This is the extended version, as promised in the print issue. “Physicians View Use of EMRs as Part of New Business Model.” Capitation Management Report 12, no. 4 (Apr. 2005): 46–8, 37. Adler, Kenneth G. “How to Select an Electronic Health Record System.” Family Practice Management 12, no. 2 (Feb. 2005): 55–62. Adler,...

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Survey Seeks Definitive Look at EHR Adoption

As EHRs take center stage in the healthcare movement, numerous surveys have attempted to determine their rate of use, affect on quality, and the barriers to their implementation. The results usually agree in general, but the exact numbers they produce can differ greatly. One reason is that even objective studies can be unscientific. The Institute for Health Policy (IHP) wanted a definitive answer on how many physicians were using...

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