Even if they have not encountered them in practice yet, health information management professionals may want to familiarize themselves with documents called psychiatric advance directives, a tool mental health professionals are using to help patients receive better care.
AHIMA has contributed to the development of a new tool that helps simplify and streamline patients’ requests for their medical records. The Health Record Request Wizard prototype tool was released on September 21 at the Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, DC.
Learn how HIM helps play a role in connecting patients to their data.
Even HIPAA experts—from attorneys who helped draft the law to former government officials who enforced it—have trouble getting their records.
Among the most confusing issues for ROI professionals is understanding how to respond to the many different types of requests for information from patients, their personal representatives, or from third parties.
Third parties are getting increasingly involved with consumer health data. But all of these technologies require the exchange of sensitive information—the protection of which consumers frequently overlook when they sign up for these online services and devices.