HIM Professionals Play Critical Role in Improving Patients’ Right to Access

In order to prepare health information management (HIM) professionals for future enforcement actions, Deven McGraw, JD, MPH, delivered a webinar on “Understanding Patient Access to Health Records in Today’s Digitized World” for AHIMA members on Thursday.

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The Road to Cybersecurity Runs Through the C-Suite
Sep04

The Road to Cybersecurity Runs Through the C-Suite

For cybersecurity protection measures to be successful, policies need to be implemented from the top down. That means getting the attention of—and investment from—the C-suite and the board of directors.

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Half of Providers Not Compliant with Right to Access

More than half of US healthcare providers are out of compliance with HIPAA’s right of access provision, and patient access to their complete clinical records via electronic health records is still years away.

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CMS Pilot Gives Physicians Access to Beneficiary Claims Data at the Point of Care

A new pilot project from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will give physicians access at the point of care to Medicare claims data for new patients through Blue Button 2.0 data as well as third-party applications and EHRs data, via APIs.

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AHIMA, CHIME Hold Congressional Briefing on National Patient Safety Identifiers
Jul22

AHIMA, CHIME Hold Congressional Briefing on National Patient Safety Identifiers

AHIMA co-hosted a congressional briefing on Monday to urge the Senate to support for the US House of Representatives’ recent repeal of a ban on the use of federal funds to adopt a nationwide unique patient identifier. Repealing this ban would allow collaboration between the US Department of Health and Human Services and the private sector to identify solutions for reducing medical errors and protecting patient privacy.

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