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February 2018


Patient Matching: The Saga Continues
There's more to an effective duplicate record strategy than implementing the latest technology.

Opportunities, Challenges Mark eCQM Debut
Several issues, including how to avoid clinician burden while collecting vast amounts of data, have emerged as stumbling blocks as electronic clinical quality measures gather steam.

Education Initiatives Keep Pace With the Dynamic HIT Landscape
There's never been a better time for those with an itch to learn to capitalize upon the numerous opportunities offered by various organizations.

The Human Errors Behind Data Breaches
The industry may like to point fingers at failed technology and the wherewithal of determined hackers but it's often people who foul up security efforts.


Editor's Note

Industry Perspectives
It's time for HIM directors to put a stop to vendors that avoid their input and head directly to the C-suite to win favor.

QA Quandaries
Health care documentation specialists who adhere strictly to the style guide can run into problems with dictated text.

Chart Conundrums
In the scheme of things it may not seem like much, but accurate documentation can help stem the tide of the ongoing opioid crisis.

HIT Happenings
The repeal of the net neutrality rule may have serious consequences for telemedicine efforts.

News Briefs


By the Numbers
Get the lowdown on health care's facts and figures.