Government Pushes ONC to Block EHRs that Fall Short

Congress has instructed the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to wield its electronic health record certification powers to block the use of EHRs that impede information sharing.

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The Year in Review: Highlights from 2014
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The Year in Review: Highlights from 2014

Journal of AHIMA’s ongoing web series “HIM Frontlines,” explores pressing obstacles that health information management (HIM) professionals encounter in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

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Cyber Attack Could Compromise PHI of Sony Employees

Sony employees have been notified in a letter from company management that their HIPAA-protected personal information may have been compromised as a result of a recent cyber attack.

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Inadequate Patient ID Elements Hindering Health Information Exchange

In their rush implement electronic health records, many healthcare systems gave little consideration to how patient identity elements were entered into new electronic systems.

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ONC Releases Strategic Plan

The Office for the National Coordinator for Health IT recently unveiled its strategic plan for 2015-2020. The document includes input from over 30 government agencies and places a strong emphasis on interoperability across the US healthcare system.

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