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.
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.
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.
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.
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.