Healthcare Providers Paying Too Much for IT, New Survey Says

According to a new whitepaper from NET(net), healthcare organizations pay more for technology than any other industry. Of the 30 industries sampled in the survey, “healthcare organizations pay an average 17% more than that of the other 29 industries…and 33% more than the industry with the lowest average costs,” according to the authors.

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Interim Final Rule on EFT and ERA Available for Public Comment

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released an interim administrative simplification final rule for electronic funds transfer (EFT) and remittance advice (ERA)­­, open for public comment until October 9. The implementation and use of these newest operating rules is expected to encourage electronic payments and to reduce administrative inefficiencies associated with continued paper and manual processes.

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Journal of AHIMA Receives ASBPE Gold Award

The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) has awarded the Journal of AHIMA an award for editorial excellence.

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VIDEO: What Good is an Advanced Degree?

In this video, HIM professionals discuss how and why they decided to pursue an advanced degree, and the professional benefits that have come with their diploma.

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New White Paper Delves into Data Integrity in HIE

As organizational exchange of health information widens into health information exchange (HIE), maintaining the integrity and completeness of health data is paramount. That’s the message of a new AHIMA white paper, “Ensuring Data Integrity in Health Information Exchange.” The white paper, written by AHIMA’s HIE Practice Council, reports on general concepts and examples of methodologies for the development of data integrity and quality standards in HIE.

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