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Value-Based Payment Model Faces Familiar Barriers
Apparently, interoperability woes have no bounds, threatening even the industry's transition to value-based care.

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Deidentification Done Right
Informatics Takes Off

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• HIV Data Exposed at Tennessee Health Agency 

• Medicare Proposes to Pay Docs for Analyzing Texted Photos

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CMS Doubling Down on HIT; Patients

A Note About Procedure Notes: Sometimes Documentation Can Go Too Far

EHRs Trigger Billing Backlogs:
Three Case Examples

Spotlight on Patient Identification 

New Jersey Partnership Set to Curtail Patient Mix-Ups

Health Care's Patient Matching Challenge

New Medicare ID Cards to Impact Provider Operations

By the Numbers


A study by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology found that 52% of US citizens were offered access to an online medical record by a health care provider or insurer in 2017, and 53% of those who were offered access viewed their records at least once in the past year. However, this fraction of individuals offered access to their online medical records did not take advantage of the opportunity due to patient privacy and security concerns.

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A Look at the Proposed 2019 ICD-10 Codes

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