“At first glance, we are pleased that ONC’s information blocking rule acknowledges in its exceptions the importance of promoting the privacy and security of electronic health information, which is a core tenet of the HIM profession,” said AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE.
Health IT stakeholder groups are frustrated with what they see as lack of progress from the government in combating the practice of information blocking, according to a letter sent to ONC.
Eighty-seven percent of healthcare workers surveyed admitted to using non-secure email services to send sensitive information, according to the results of a new survey.
The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a consideration and mark-up session on a bill this week that would allow providers and payers to more freely share the information of patients with substance use disorders.
Military veterans with certain My HealtheVet accounts now have access to an EHR function that has eluded users of traditional civilian EHRs: the ability to view, download, and print radiology studies.