NCVHS held a hearing Thursday, June 16 to help provide HHS with guidance on compliance with HIPAA’s “minimum necessary” standard.
The healthcare industry isn’t alone in endeavoring to tackle legacy IT systems in the name of information governance (IG). It should come as no surprise that the federal government faces similar challenges maintaining its systems, though the scope of its struggle appears daunting. A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that various federal agencies are running software platforms and computer systems on...
The ability to provide an advocate to be present for each patient is not currently possible or feasible. But what if it was? A new smart phone application is currently being tested that will provide a giant step forward in helping a patient safely navigate a hospital stay.
The implementation of ICD-10 did result in a perceived loss of coding productivity, with a minimal dip in coding accuracy, according to a recent coding productivity and accuracy survey conducted by the AHIMA Foundation.
Healthcare privacy breaches could be better prevented if regulators were more transparent about investigations and their outcomes, if communication were better between regulators and providers, and through greater adoption of cyber insurance, according to a new report.