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.
By Brad Ellis, Ron Hedges, and Pamela Lane: Should HIM professionals care about IG, even at the individual level? The answer is a resounding “absolutely.”
Monday Coding Quiz: A 85-year-old female lives alone. She recently was in the hospital with aspiration pneumonia. There are infiltrates still present on the chest x-ray, and home healthcare is focused [more…]
Starting January 1, 2015, the three CE Quizzes offered in the Journal of AHIMA will transition to a paperless, online-only system. Paper quizzes published in the magazine will no longer be accepted or processed through the mail.