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August 2017


A Matter of Location
Learn the factors health care organizations should weigh when deciding where to house their EMR.

Make Documentation a Two-Way Street
Banner Health System's decision to adopt a patient charting initiative has been a winning proposition for all those involved.

Swift Response Can Limit Cyber Attack Damage
How a health care organization reacts to a security breach incident will go a long way toward determining its fate.

HIEs Serve Communities of All Sizes
As Colorado and Rhode Island can attest, meeting patients' needs depends on a series of crucial factors.


Editor's Note

Industry Perspectives
The jolt from the arrival of ICD-10 was real, but its effects on the coding industry are mainly in the rearview mirror.

HIPAA Challenges
Organizations electing to collect silver emulsoid from old X-rays must keep in mind HIPAA regulations.

Washington Scene
Designed to strengthen patient data security measures, the Social Security Number Removal Initiative promises to affect provider operations.

HIT Happenings
Data abstraction and reporting can be burdensome, but there are tools available to make the process less strenuous.

News Briefs


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