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.
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.
This week we’re talking about concrete changes that have been going on and areas of focus during the transformation. For 2019, AHIMA’s board of directors formulated a strategic plan—mapping out the general direction for the transformation and identifying overall metrics of success.
With the introduction of numerous regulations and a spotlight glowing every more brightly on healthcare, the HIM profession is being called upon with increasing frequency to advocate for their expanding role in health record management. Given the critical role that HIM professionals play in healthcare, and to help you prepare for your role as an HIM advocate, AHIMA is expanding its focus on advocating for public policy that strengthens the HIM profession and its importance to the healthcare industry.
The rising volume of requests from payers heightens the burden on HIM to handle the associated release of information demands. Following three strategies can help HIM departments better control the surge in payer requests.