ONC Progress Report on Efforts to Address Information Blocking, EHR Burdens
Mar26

ONC Progress Report on Efforts to Address Information Blocking, EHR Burdens

The burdens caused by EHRs and the difficulties created by information blocking are two issues the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT wants to help with, according to Andrew Gettinger, MD, ONC chief clinical officer, who spoke at AHIMA’s Advocacy Summit on Monday.

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OCR Acting Deputy Director Talks Risk Management at Advocacy Summit
Mar26

OCR Acting Deputy Director Talks Risk Management at Advocacy Summit

Timothy Noonan, acting deputy director, health information privacy at OCR, spoke about Risk management, risk analysis, and enabling individual access to information on Monday during AHIMA’s Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC.

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Senator Leading 21st Century Cures Act Debate Speaks at AHIMA Hill Day
Apr06

Senator Leading 21st Century Cures Act Debate Speaks at AHIMA Hill Day

Creating a more interoperable healthcare system is one of the priorities of Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee and a speaker at AHIMA’s Hill Day event in Washington, DC, on Tuesday.

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Experts Explore Privacy Challenges in Today’s Technological World
Apr04

Experts Explore Privacy Challenges in Today’s Technological World

From the smart phone to the patient portal and beyond, balancing privacy with patient access to health information is one of the industry’s hottest topics. Two experts explored the challenges of leading privacy in a world of new technology during Monday’s Advocacy Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC.

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CMS Official Offers Insight on Upcoming MACRA Changes
Apr04

CMS Official Offers Insight on Upcoming MACRA Changes

A new set of changes promises to transform the Medicare reimbursement landscape, and HIM has a role to play. That was the message of Robert Anthony, deputy director, quality measurement and value-based incentives group at the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), during his presentation Monday at AHIMA’s Advocacy Leadership Symposium in Washington, DC.

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