The US Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new effort to engage health information technology (IT) developers by making standards-based application programming interfaces available.
As the discussions at this year’s Data Institute showcased, HIM professionals are working at the nexus of the analytics and informatics fields and are contributing great value to their organizations through their work. Even as AHIMA moves forward with sunsetting the data analytics service/product line “in its current form,” the association recognizes that HIM professionals have a role to play and contributions to make in this arena.
While patient portals offer convenience and a change to engage in their healthcare for patients, usage remains relatively low.
HHS’ Office for Civil Rights this week issued a Request for Information on “Modifying HIPAA Rules to Improve Coordinated Care,” which will collect public input on how the HIPAA Rules—the HIPAA Privacy Rule in particular—could be modified to better promote coordinated, value-based care.
Computer-assisted coding (CAC) has become a commonly recognized presence on the health information management scene, so much so that we now have coders in the workforce that have likely only ever briefly trained on coding without CAC—or potentially have never worked without CAC at all.