Retail healthcare is having another “moment” with the recent announcements that both Amazon and Walmart are rolling out primary care clinics with consumer convenience in mind. Amazon’s entry to the market, Amazon Care, is a “virtual” clinic that combines elements of telemedicine with in-person visits to the patient’s home while Walmart has opened a health “super center” in Dallas, GA.
On Tuesday September 24, which was designated as Patient ID Day, AHIMA asked its members and other grassroots organizations to contact their members of Congress to strike the ban on discussing a patient identifier solution from the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2020.
As the director of correctional health information for Cermak Health Services at the Cook County Jail, Linda Kampe’s responsibilities are not radically different from those of a typical HIM director, even though the care setting in which she’s carrying them out might make others in the industry nervous. On Monday, a group of nine AHIMA19 attendees had the rare opportunity to tour Kampe’s workplace.
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.