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