CMS and ONC Proposed Information Blocking Rules Overview and Key Considerations
Apr01

CMS and ONC Proposed Information Blocking Rules Overview and Key Considerations

This overview of the proposed rules on data exchange and interoperability reviews the direct impact on HIM’s role.

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Case Study: University of Utah Health Strengthens Referring Partner Relationships
Apr01

Case Study: University of Utah Health Strengthens Referring Partner Relationships

The costs of inaccurate provider data are significant to HIM departments but difficult to quantify, and often hospitals are unaware of their data’s poor quality. Records containing errors such as wrong phone number, missing information, outdated details, and duplicate records are just a few of the accuracy problems plaguing most systems.

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Slideshow: AHIMA’s Transformation—What to Expect this Year
Mar27

Slideshow: AHIMA’s Transformation—What to Expect this Year

Last fall, AHIMA announced that it was embarking on an “organizational transformation” to set the association up for a successful future. This week’s slideshow talks about what to expect in the coming year.

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ONC Progress Report on Efforts to Address Information Blocking, EHR Burdens
Mar26

ONC Progress Report on Efforts to Address Information Blocking, EHR Burdens

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.

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OCR Acting Deputy Director Talks Risk Management at Advocacy Summit
Mar26

OCR Acting Deputy Director Talks Risk Management at Advocacy Summit

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.

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Slideshow: Status Update—Where are we in AHIMA’s transformation?
Mar13

Slideshow: Status Update—Where are we in AHIMA’s transformation?

Last fall, AHIMA announced that it was embarking on an “organizational transformation” to set the association up for a successful future. This week, we’re tackling where we are now in the transformation and the activities we’re working on to guide the process.

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