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While widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has helped put them in an overwhelming majority of hospitals and clinics, their design and function could cause medical mistakes and errors unless more rigorous voluntary and mandatory testing of systems becomes the norm, a new report found.
The noncompliance in healthcare organizations is due to the complexity of privacy and security requirements, immature security initiatives, and ineffectiveness of current procedures, the survey found.
Hospital billing is complex and accuracy is critical, as it can affect not only reimbursement, but hospital and physician quality scores as well.
In a part of New Mexico where residents are ravaged by alcohol addiction and short on behavioral healthcare, leaders revitalized a failing mental health facility and implemented preventive health initiatives through strategic data sharing.