The Impact Of COVID 19 On Health Information Management


The pandemic’s impact on the US healthcare system was epochal, the effects of which will reverberate long after COVID-19 ceases to be a public health emergency. The virus has exacted a crushing toll on healthcare workers, with nearly …

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Health Care Journal Of AHIMA


Lower Health Care Costs Act Includes HIM-Relevant Provisions Before Congress departed for the Fourth of July district work period last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee overwhelmingly passed S. 1895, the Lower Health Care Costs Act out of committee.

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The Future Of Healthcare Data Exchange Journal Of AHIMA


The promise that these and related healthcare technologies hold relates to solving one of the industry’s greatest challenges: healthcare data exchange. Leveraged correctly, health information technology can help automate efforts, increase transparency, and reduce miscommunication between health plans, providers, and healthcare organizations.

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Improving ICD 10 CM Coding For Social Determinants Of Health


Ideally, a multi-disciplinary team comprised of healthcare providers, (including population health specialists, clinicians representing the staff that document the non-medical SDOH information), coding and CDI professionals and information technology staff …

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Updated 5/4/20: Summary Of CMS Waivers For Health


Health care providers can support each other financially to ensure continuity of health care operations. For example, a physician owner of a hospital may make a personal loan to the hospital without charging interest at a fair market rate so that the hospital can make payroll or pay its vendors.

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Standards: Required For Health Information Management


The term “standard” has a number of definitions in health information management. The healthcare media groups frequently include this word in tandem with other familiar buzz words, including interoperability, standardization, standards development organizations, harmonization, “meaningful use” of electronic health records, Health Level Seven (HL7), ICD-10-CM/PCS, SNOMED CT, LOINC, Rx

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Addressing Social Determinants Of Health With Technology


By Joe Nicholson, DO. It’s estimated that 40 percent of American families struggle to meet at least one of their basic needs, such as food, housing, transportation, or healthcare. That was before the COVID-19 public health emergency began earlier this year, which has since amplified socioeconomic inequities across the nation.

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Ten Practices For Health IT Strategic Planning Journal


Healthcare and health information technology (health IT) are undergoing transformative change at an unprecedented pace. Strategic planning has become a major discussion point among CIOs, CTOs, CMIOs, and IT Directors. Whether it is implementing enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR) systems, working toward compliance with the

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Threading The HIPAA Needle Through Information Blocking


Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Feb. 18, 2021 at Legal HIE and has been re-published with the author’s permission.. By Helen Oscislawski. The information blocking rule is intended to work in sync with HIPAA, including the “right of access” granted to patients with regard to their own protected health information (PHI).

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Four Predictions About Health Data Management In A Post


Healthcare organizations may be open for care, but patients nervous about potential coronavirus exposure are still delaying preventive and acute services. Care for mental health conditions may be lagging as well, despite a growing public appreciation for the role of mental health

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The Importance Of High Quality Clinical Documentation


Just as patients rely on numerous providers and healthcare professionals to maintain a good state of health, passengers on a cruise ship rely on numerous crew members to ensure they have smooth sailing and stay on course. The anchor on a cruise ship can hold the ship in a certain location or be raised when the ship is sailing.

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Capturing Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Data Through


By Jami Woebkenberg, MHIM, RHIA, CPHI, FAHIMA . It was just over a year ago, at the 2017 AHIMA Annual Convention and Exhibit, that I first attended a session on the disparities that our LGBTQ population faces in healthcare and the issues of capturing sexual orientation/gender identity (SO/GI) information in the electronic health record (EHR).

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The Rise Of Healthcare Data Visualization Journal Of AHIMA


Many organizations produce data visualizations in the areas of healthcare delivery, patient-facing applications, population health, public health, or global health. Some examples include: The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a population health research center at UW Medicine, regularly features data visualization on its site

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Telehealth BAA Compliance After National Public Health


Under the notice by HHS, “OCR will not impose penalties against covered health care providers for the lack of a BAA with video communication vendors or any other non-compliance with the HIPAA Rules that relate to the good faith provision of telehealth services during the COVID-19 nationwide public health

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What Is A Data Dictionary


By Michelle Hermann, MS, RHIA . A data dictionary, as defined by the AHIMA Press-published textbook Health Information: Management of a Strategic Resource, is a “super catalog” that provides, for each data field or element, a list of information describing the field, where the data originates, edits or rules that apply to that field, type and width of field, description of codes used (if

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Health Care Journal Of AHIMA


Regulatory and Health Industry. From AHIMA. Under the Dome. Event Coverage. Quizzes. Continuing Education Quizzes. Monday Coding Quizzes. About

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Public Health Leadership During The COVID 19 Pandemic


Public health needs to establish partnerships and build trust with community organizations, the healthcare system, other government agencies, the private sector, and, most importantly, the public, so that when information does become available it will be accepted.

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IG 101: What Is Information Governance


Healthcare information a critical resource that must be understood and utilized appropriately in order to provide safe, effective, and high-quality care. With the current environment of incentives and other drivers for adoption of health information technology, there is a need to ensure the integrity of healthcare information, in other words

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Search Results for: health care Combatting the Opioid Crisis with Data Even as states across the economically challenged Appalachian region of the US gain a foothold in combatting the opioid crisis, rates of opioid deaths in Tennessee are rising, reaching the state’s deadliest year on record in 2018.

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How HIEs Are Achieving Sustainability, Providing Value To


With a solid technology foundation in place to meet today’s population health, medication management, and care coordination needs, HIEs will be prepared to tackle tomorrow’s healthcare challenges. Chad Peterson is vice president, public sector at Orion Health.

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Is Blockchain Technology In Your Revenue Cycle Future


“Blockchain may be a new concept for many healthcare providers, but it has the potential to fundamentally change the way health data is shared, stored and secured.” Although this statement was the headline for a Health IT Analytics article from February 2017, it …

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AHIMA Guidelines: The Cybersecurity Plan


Healthcare Industry, which defines and streamlines leadership, governance, and expectations for health care industry’s cybersecurity. The report’s number one imperative states: In health care, security and cyber risk has historically fallen to IT. Information governance includes not just IT and security

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Requesting Medical Records Journal Of AHIMA


Editor’s Note: In October, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT extended the compliance dates the information blocking final rule.Read more about the extension here.. By Grace Cordovano, PhD, BCPA, and Shahid N. Shah, M.Sc. Perhaps the most revolutionary implication of the information blocking provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule (Cures Act) …

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Search Results for: health care Quality Payment Program 2020: Changes and Requirements (Part III) This article is the third part of a five-part series on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Quality Payment Program (QPP) in 2020.

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The Compliance Clock Is Ticking On ONC's 21st Century


Health IT developer of certified health IT means an individual or entity, other than a healthcare provider that self-develops health IT for its own use, that develops or offers health information technology (as that term is defined in 42 U.S.C. 300jj(5)) and which has, at the time it engages in a practice that is the subject of an information

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HIM Professionals Play Key Role In Taking Patient Safety


This is an issue that demands the close attention of leaders at all levels of health systems and other healthcare delivery organizations―including health information management (HIM) professionals. Today, as a result of advances in technology that enable the healthcare industry to use better tools to track, manage, and analyze safety events

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HIM Professionals Tour Cook County Jail's On Site Health


Healthcare Behind Bars. Cermak Health Services provides care exclusively for detainees at Cook County Jail, one of the largest single-site county jails in the country, occupying almost 100 acres. “Five years ago, the jail population was over 10,000 people, but now our average population, I think, is 6,000. However, even though the population

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Protecting The Privacy Of Healthcare Workers Who Become


OHRs, according to an AHIMA Practice Brief, include “information about health status documented on an employee, including personal and occupational health histories as well as the opinions and written evaluations generated in the course of diagnosis, employment-related treatment, and examination by healthcare professionals and technicians.”

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Reporting Social Determinants Of Health Journal Of AHIMA


“A Higher Prevalence of Health Problems in Low Income Groups: Does It Reflect Relative Deprivation?” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 52, no. 9 (September 1998): 548–557. DOI: 10.1177/00333549141291S206. US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Why You Need Medical Terminology Journal Of AHIMA


Healthcare terminology provides a standardized “language of medicine” that allows healthcare providers and HIM professionals the ability to get their daily work done. The July Journal of AHIMA features an article discussing the important role healthcare terminology plays in …

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Drawn To A Career In Healthcare Journal Of AHIMA


As Davert told the Journal back in October, he was drawn to a career in healthcare thanks to a health technology and marketing health class during his junior year in high school, where a savvy teacher told him he might like HIM. He was originally interested in becoming a physician’s assistant, but welcomed the idea of being able to combine

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State Privacy Laws May Have Implications For Healthcare


Given the breadth of these definitions, at least some healthcare providers or business associates should expect to be subject to the CCPA. The CCPA, however, has a HIPAA-related exception that appears to take any protected health information (PHI) governed by HIPAA outside the scope of the CCPA.

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Focus On: Social Determinants Of Health Journal Of AHIMA


Telling that story requires clinical data and the socioeconomic factors that influence overall health. Capturing social determinants of health (SDOH) data—which include factors such as economic stability, social connections, and behavioral health—helps healthcare providers create meaningful health journeys for individuals and communities.

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Four Reasons To Recapture Compliance In 2021 Journal Of


To move forward, a wide range of healthcare providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health entities, FQHCs, doctors, dentists, therapists and many others, 3 need to be in a position to meet certain mandated criteria to ensure that patients can obtain their electronic health information (EHI) as requested, without

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Quality Care Journal Of AHIMA


JOURNAL of AHIMA—the official publication of the American Health Information Management Association—delivers best practices in health information management and keeps readers current on emerging issues that affect the accuracy, timeliness, privacy, and security of patient health information. Navigation. COVID-19.

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Five Myths About Information Blocking Journal Of AHIMA


The information blocking prohibition is relevant for healthcare providers, developers of certified health IT, and health information networks or health information exchanges. ONC took the definition of healthcare provider from the Public Health Service Act, which is a broad definition that covers practically all healthcare providers.

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The Public And Pandemics Journal Of AHIMA


These changes can help improve lung health, heart health, memory, mental health, immune system health, and other conditions. In 2007, Porter and Teisberg pushed out a second article reviewing how physicians could revolutionize patient care. 8 A …

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Streamlined Patient Access Can Revolutionize Healthcare


An optimized healthcare system must be accessible to all. And lower costs for healthcare providers and patients are a large part of that. In the digital arena, a fully integrated medical services platform is the solution to achieving this. It’s technically fortified to withstand most all digital healthcare needs, with space for additional

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Parsing Information Blocking And


The final rules on information blocking and interoperability promise significant improvement in health data access and interoperability for every healthcare stakeholder—from patients and providers to technology vendors and payers.

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AHIMA Public Policy Statement On Affordability Journal


At the same time, healthcare costs have continued to increase. Much of this cost has been passed along to individuals in the form of higher premiums, deductibles, and other forms of cost sharing. As the cost of care rises, policymakers have increasingly focused on the need for greater transparency in healthcare prices and health plan coverage.

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Amazon Launches Health IT Software Journal Of AHIMA


Online retail and technology company Amazon plans to get into the healthcare IT industry its Amazon Comprehend Medical software, which is designed to do everything from helping cure cancer to providing clinical decision support, the company announced recently.. Amazon’s software relies on machine learning to analyze unstructured data entered in electronic health records (EHRs) to …

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CMS Issues Guidance To State Healthcare Officials On SDOH


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance last week to state health officials aimed at increasing adoption of strategies that address social determinants of health (SDOH) in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). As CMS notes in its guidance, many Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries face challenges related to SDOH, such as limited to …

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Shortcomings In Speech Recognition Technology Journal Of


By Brenda Wynn, RHIT, CMT, AHDI-F. Professionals in health information management (HIM) and healthcare documentation have begun paying attention to the implications of speech-recognition and natural language processing (NLP) technology utilization.

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Information Blocking And HIPAA: Road To Compliance


•A health care provider notifies its health IT developer of its intent to switch to another EHR system and requests a complete electronic export of its patients’ EHI via the capability certified to in 45 CFR 170.315(b)(10). The developer refuses to export any EHI without charging a fee. The refusal to export EHI without charging this fee

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