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February 2017

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Know Thy Docs
The consequences of provider duplicates can have far-reaching effects throughout a health care organization.

ROI Demands on the Rise
As patients gain greater access to their health records, the burden on HIM departments to maintain productivity levels intensifies.

Make Patient Privacy a Priority
Educating staff on the importance of safeguarding protected health information will create a culture of accountability and correctness.

Coding Contest Hints at ICD-10 Struggles
The contest results shed light on where coders are falling short in their quest to master ICD-10.

departments

Editor's Note
The Pains of Change

Industry Perspectives
A documentation expert spotlights the finer points of capturing patient data to garner an accurate account of mortality factors.

EHR Insider
In formulating the ideal EMR, developers should strive to meet the needs of physicians, payers, and patients.

HIT Happenings
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs have been hugely successful at the state level but there are shortcomings that must be addressed.

Winter Showcase

Inside Informatics
The next wave of health care IT ecosystems promises to furnish specialty practices with valuable data.

News Brief
Penn's Data Analytics Center features a tool it's dubbed the "Google" of EMRs.

Datebook

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