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May 2018

features

Conflict in the EMR
For various reasons, billing and clinical documentation in EMRs are often at odds.

The Sum of Its Parts
Correctly performing data aggregation enables the successful execution of many key hospital objectives.

A Ransomware Wakeup Call
The far-reaching Allscripts SamSam attack angered many physicians, prompting one to actually file a lawsuit.

What's New in Cancer Staging
A variety of changes run the gamut from staging to grading.

departments

Editor's Note

Transcription Trends
A new industry organization hopes to mobilize transcriptionists in an effort to improve working conditions, including fair pay rates.

Chart Conundrums
Make it convenient for physicians to answer queries and watch response rates improve.

Industry Insight
Health and Human Services' response to a lawsuit regarding the rules restricting what ROI vendors may charge for providing copies of medical records has lead to some confusion.

News Briefs

HIT Happenings
Health care entities would be wise to identify the technology companies most capable of servicing their needs and outsourcing some of their data requirements.

Audit Alley
Whether it's self-monitoring or using automation tools, health care organizations must be prepared to handle federal audits.

Datebook

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