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October 2, 2012
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  • AHIMA pitches unified data governance to standardize EHRs
    The American Health Information Management Association has issued a call for unified and enhanced health data governance to standardize the use of EHRs in order to address issues related to data integrity, quality measurement and patient safety. "AHIMA stands ready to work with HHS, the [CMS] and other groups to establish the guidelines that will accurately and fairly represent performance and outcomes of care," AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon said. Healthcare IT News (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Strategy & Leadership 
 
  • Paper gauges HIE readiness among health care organizations
    A white paper from the ECRI Institute finds only 54% of surveyed organizations had performed a formal evaluation of their health information exchange and interoperability requirements. The institute's applied solutions group raised concern that failure to fix these interoperability gaps could hinder an organization from achieving meaningful use of EHRs. AuntMinnie.com (free registration) (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Computer-Assisted Coding: Are you REALLY Ready?
Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) technology is helping hospitals improve coding efficiency and accuracy, but does your facility have the technology, documentation, and other resources needed to reap the full benefits? Learn the three vital steps you can take today to assess your hospital's readiness. Download this free CAC white paper today.
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  • Survey finds increased MU attestation, HIE participation among docs
    A CapSite survey of physicians from more than 950 U.S. provider groups finds 43% of respondents are planning to participate in a health information exchange. The survey also notes that 43% of responding groups have attested to stage 1 meaningful use requirements successfully, while 34% said they have not yet done so. Healthcare IT News (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 7 groups tapped to aid nursing facilities in HIT program
    The CMS has tapped seven groups to offer on-site services and technical assistance to 145 nursing facilities in seven states that are participating in a new hospitalization reduction program. The Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents aims to evaluate new health IT models to boost care quality and cut hospitalizations among Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Health Data Management (9/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory & Legislative 
  • House bill would give FDA defined role in health app industry
    Congress is trying to get out ahead of potential roadblocks to fast-moving application development in the health care space. Amid fears of FDA regulation, a bill under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives is aimed at making the potential approval process fast and easy by setting up dedicated advisories. Health Tech Zone (9/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  CHIME News 
  • CHIME 20th anniversary special offer: 20% new member discount
    To celebrate 20 years of serving health care CIOs, CHIME is offering all new members who join between July 15 and Dec. 1 a 20% discount off their first-year membership dues. CHIME membership is open to CIOs and senior IT leaders at health care-related organizations, regardless of the number of beds or size of IT staff. Join CHIME. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Discuss provider strategies for data matching on StateNet
    Patient data matching is just one of the many health care IT topics of discussion on CHIME StateNet. StateNet is a 50-state (and the District of Columbia) network of stakeholders created for the purposes of gathering and communicating relevant in-state health IT developments. The mission of StateNet is to foster statewide coalitions charged with advancing and standardizing the adoption of health information technology and health information exchange. Join the conversation today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
--Will Rogers,
American performer, humorist and critic


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