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May 2017


CDS Systems: Common Malfunctions, Practical Solutions
Astute health care organizations keeps tabs on the effectiveness of their clinical decision support software.

Don't Sleep on Z Codes
Organizations that capture social determinants are likely to enhance their population health and value-based care efforts.

Is Texting Physician Orders 2G2BT?
With The Joint Commission recently announcing that it was "rebanning" the practice, the future of text messaging protected health information remains up in the air.

Double Down Efforts to Thwart Duplicate Patient Records
Multiple records for the same patient pose a serious risk to quality of care and an organization's financial well-being.


Editor's Note

HIT Happenings
The Common Security Framework can serve as a key tool for organizations looking to maintain strong security protocols.

Industry Perspectives
An industry veteran laments health care's failed attempts to meet its fundamental goals while also offering hope for the future.

Audit Alley
Do the math, and prebill audits look to be a winning proposition for organizations battling claim denials.

Transcription Trends
Back in the day, numerous medical transcription service organizations thrived. Today, a relatively small number have managed to stay afloat.

Coding and RCM Resource Guide

HIM Challenges
Earlier this year, the Office for Civil Rights levied a heavy fine against a Florida health care system for potential violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules. What lessons can HIM professionals learn from the case?

News Brief


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