Using Data and HIM Tools to Address the Opioid Epidemic
Aug15

Using Data and HIM Tools to Address the Opioid Epidemic

To combat the opioid crisis, all areas of healthcare are focusing their efforts on finding solutions. Where does the field of health information management fit in? What can we do? What tools are available?

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Study: US Hospitals Won’t Have EHRs at Full Capacity Until 2035

According to the findings, investigators forecast that the majority of hospitals will not reach Stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics’ EHR adoption model until 2035, absent major policy changes or leaps in technological capabilities.

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ONC Moving Too Slowly on Information Blocking, say Health IT Stakeholders

Health IT stakeholder groups are frustrated with what they see as lack of progress from the government in combating the practice of information blocking, according to a letter sent to ONC.

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Coding Gallstone Pancreatitis
Aug09

Coding Gallstone Pancreatitis

After all these years, gallstone pancreatitis still appears to be a favorite topic for RAC audits. While code assignment for this condition is straightforward, determining which of the two codes to assign as the principal diagnosis can be challenging.

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CMS: Providers Should Get Rid of Fax Machines by 2020

Federal health officials announced their goal this week to eliminate fax machines from physician offices by 2020.

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