Patient information is increasingly being stored on networked devices, and hackers, likewise, are more intent than ever on getting their hands on that information. The FDA has responded with non-binding guidance for developers.
Federal health privacy officials have issued new guidance on managing patient privacy rights in the middle of public health crises such as the emergence of Ebola in the US.
This coming year, 2015, will be critical in the success of health information exchanges, according to the report “Post HITECH: The Landscape of Health Information Exchange,” from the eHealth Initiative.
Evidence suggests that the initial estimates of the costs and effort associated with ICD-10 implementation for physician offices has been overestimated and that vendors, health plans, and physicians have made considerable progress with fewer resources than had been previously estimated.
Tune in to this monthly online coding column from Melanie Endicott to learn about challenging areas and documentation opportunities for ICD-10-CM/PCS. This month focuses on the need for greater specificity in coding Ebola and Enterovirus D68.