Information Integrity in Ambulatory Care
Jun15

Information Integrity in Ambulatory Care

Larger healthcare organizations have started to embrace IG, but the smaller ambulatory care providers are still easing their way into the process. Healthcare organizations, no matter how big or small, need to implement information governance as a way to ensure information integrity.

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Clarifying Coding for HIV and AIDS in ICD-10
Jun15

Clarifying Coding for HIV and AIDS in ICD-10

The difference in code assignment is based on whether or not the patient has the disease or if the patient is only a carrier of the virus. Some terminology seems to be causing a great deal of confusion in ICD-10, even though it was also listed in ICD-9.

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HHS Task Force Report Highlights ‘Urgent Challenge’ of Healthcare Cybersecurity
Jun14

HHS Task Force Report Highlights ‘Urgent Challenge’ of Healthcare Cybersecurity

In the report, the task force noted that the healthcare sector experienced more cyber incidents that resulted in data breaches than any other critical infrastructure sector.

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Health IT Will Proliferate Despite Changes to Healthcare Reform Legislation

Speculation and uncertainty about the future of healthcare continues to grow among stakeholders, but some healthcare trends relevant to HIM stand to continue growth regardless of potential legislative upheaval.

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Study: 46 Percent of Progress Note Text is Copy and Pasted

A study exploring the prevalence of copy and pasted text in EHR progress notes found that in one hospital, 46 percent of the text in notes was copy and pasted. Additionally, the study of 23,630 total records found that 36 percent of progress note text was imported, while only 18 percent of the text was entered manually.

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