Many of the actions identified in the GAO report are related to critical actions needed within healthcare organizations that fall under the purview of information governance.
For the second time in the last two months, HHS Secretary Alex Azar has waived certain HIPAA Privacy Rule sanctions and penalties—this time for areas affected by Hurricane Michael.
A recent white paper from The Pew Charitable Trusts introduces key actions that could advance progress on the decades-old topic of patient record matching.
Although this report was focused on federal agencies and critical infrastructures, there are lessons that can be directly applied in healthcare as we continue to advance information governance practices to strengthen privacy and security practices in our organizations.
The challenge for clinical documentation improvement specialists is in determining if the condition is an expected outcome of the procedure or patient’s disease process, or if it is an actual post-operative complication.