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• HL7 Announces Winners of FHIR Applications Roundtable

• EHR Management Tops ECRI's List of Top Safety Concerns

• Revenue Cycle and Coding Strategies Merge

• Group Issues New Set of Patient Identification Recommendations

• American Well, Samsung to Partner

• HIPAA Settlement Shines Light on Importance of Audit Controls

• AHDI Announces New Career Map for Health Care Documentation Sector

• Survey: CIOs Plan to Spend Big to Optimize EMR

• DirectTrust Issues Interoperability Recommendations 

• Usability Testing Supports HIT Partnership's Copy and Paste Recommendations 

• AHIMA Issues Apology for Website Troubles

• Study Highlights Differences Between Patient-Reported Symptoms and EMR Documentation

• Merger Creates California's Largest HIE

• WEDI Releases Issue Brief on Introduction to Telehealth Codes

• AHIMA Launches Enhanced Membership Model

• Survey Illustrates Health Care's Digital Divide

• AHIMA Announces 2017 Board President/Chair, New Board Members

• Aviacode Acquires Medical Coding Company Revant Solutions

• University Coalition to Help Integrate Patient-Reported Outcomes in EHRs

• HIMSS CEO Lieber to Retire

• Smartphone Apps May Help Study Cardiovascular Health, Behaviors 

• New Alliance to Develop Guidelines for Evaluation of mHealth Apps

• Carequality, CommonWell Health Alliance to Collaborate

• Student Startup Plans to Offer App That Can Detect Concussions

• CHIME, HIMSS Partner to Expand Global Impact

• eHealth Exchange Expands Support for Disabled Veterans

• CMS Awards New Recovery Audit Contracts

• Survey: Health Care Lags Behind Other Industries in IT Investments

• Case Study Examines the Role of HIM Professionals in Facility Closure

• ePrescriptions Associated With Less Nonadherence to Dermatologic Rx

• Digital Brings Fresh Challenges for Three-Fourths of CIOs

• CPT Code Granted for RF Ablation of Uterine Fibroids

• Organizations Not Doing Enough to Promote HIPAA Compliance and Mobile Security

• EHNAC, HITRUST Aim to Simplify Security Compliance

• Health Navigator Partners With Find-A-Code

• AHIMA Launches Program to Expand International Presence

• HIMSS Unveils New Cybersecurity Hub

• CMS Announces New Initiative to Increase Clinician Engagement

• Siemens Healthineers, IBM Watson to Tackle Population Health Management

• US Surgeon General Warns of Possible Computer Breach

• Consortium Receives $7 Million Grant for Health Care Apprenticeships

• EHNAC Releases New 2017 Accreditation Criteria Versions

• With ICD-10 Changes Looming, Physician Practices Should Take These Three Steps

• AMA Survey Finds Physicians Enthusiastic About Digital Health Innovation

• Go Beyond Patient Portals to Engage Consumers, Report Says

• AHIMA, ARGO Launch Patient ID Education Effort

• HBMA, Coding Strategies Collaborate to Offer Education Tools

• HL7 Announces C-CDA Rendering Tool Challenge Winners

• Survey: EHRs Have Taken Over, Except for Hearts and Minds

• Cerner to Integrate 3M Patient-Centric Software for Population Health Management

• Predictive Analytics Can Help Shorten ED Wait Times

• CommonWell Members Enable Patient Access to Their Health Data

• Study: Hospital IT Anxious About Growing Mobile Security Threats

• New Study Shows In-Transit Telemedicine Speeds Ischemic Stroke Treatment

• AHDI Announces New 2016–2017 Board Members, Executive Committee

• Carequality Network Up and Running

• AHIMA Updates CDI Toolkit

• AHIMA Shares Recommendations on Transforming the HIM Profession

• Medical Students Using EHRs to Track Former Patients

• Coding Strategies President to Receive AHRA Gold Award

• AHIMA Applauds Patient Identification Efforts

• MACRA? What's That?, Ask Physicians

• OpenNotes Announces New Executive Director

• Are EHR Incentives a Bear Trap?

• AHIMA Survey: Coding Accuracy Unaffected by ICD-10 Transition

• Will MACRA Hurt Independent Physician Practices?

• AMA CEO Madara Outlines Digital Challenges, Opportunities Facing Medicine

• AMA and Other Medical Societies Call for a Change in Interoperability Measurements

• Equation Acquired by MedAssets-Precyse

• CHIME Launches New Center to Help Industry Improve Cybersecurity

• CHIME Board Chair Calls for Coordinated Cybersecurity Strategy

• Charles W. Stellar Named WEDI President and CEO

• Agreement Allows for EHRs to Include Heart, Lung Sounds

• Study: Medical Centers Making Significant Investments in Smartphone-Based Communications

• WEDI's Final ICD-10 Survey Charts Successful Implementation

• San Jose Facility Announces Data Breach

• Global Alzheimer's Research Data-Sharing Network Continues to Grow

• Senate REBOOT Members Release Draft Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use

• GS1, Terminology Organization to Collaborate on Interoperability

• Survey: 76% of Consumer Who Use Digital Health Tools Say They Improve Health

• Ten Security Questions Every CIO Must Be Able to Answer

• Groups Say Patient Access Critical to Interoperability

• Black Book Rankings Releases EHR Loyalty Index

• Majority of HIT Security Professionals Experienced a Data Breach, Feel Vulnerable 

• HIT, Patient Identification, and Behavioral Health Issues Top Patient Safety Concerns

• AMGA Comments on SAMHSA's Privacy Stance

• Chairman Alexander Urges HHS to Implement Cybersecurity Law

• AHIMA Lauds Early Release of New ICD-10 Codes

• UPMC to Fund First 6 Projects From Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance

• AHIMA Launches Petition for National Voluntary Patient Safety Identifier

• Health Care Coalition Calls for Shortened Meaningful Use Reporting Period

• White Paper Asks Why Patient Portals Are Failing to Catch On

• HealthPort, IOD, Care Communications, ECS Announce New Name

• Half of Millennials Have Delayed Health Care Treatment Due to Cost

• WEDI Opens ICD-10 Postimplementation Survey for Industry Participation

• HIT Safety Organization Releases Copy and Paste Recommendations

• Pagers Proving Costly, Survey Says

• Rutgers to Launch Healthcare Services Management Masters Program

• India Launches Digital Platform for Children's Health Records 

• PwC Launches Digital Initiative to Improve Medical Research

• Patient Access to Online Health Action Plans Enhances Rate of Preventive Care

• HIT Legislation Passes Senate Health Committee

• AHDI Submits Comments on Legislation to Improve EHR Functionality

• AHDI Waives Dues for Student Members

• Will Gun Control Policies Affect Patient Privacy?

• Report Finds Most HIT Budgets Continue to Climb

• Online Portals Could Improve Health for Adolescents

• Big-Name HIT Vendors Adopt Data Sharing Practices

• Most Health Care Organizations Unprepared for Precision Medicine

• H.I.M. ON CALL Announces New President

• WEDI Announces Interim President and CEO

• Devin Jopp Resigns as President and CEO of WEDI

• CHIME Issues Statement on Meaningful Use's Future

• Massachusetts Launches Comprehensive Digital Health Initiative

• Rita Bowen Joins MRO as Vice President, Privacy, HIM Policy and Education

• AHIMA Survey: Patient Matching Problems Routine in Health Care

• AHIMA Announces 2016 Board President/Chair, New Board Members

• NATE Partnering With CMS to Establish Blue Button on FHIR Pilot

• Study: Data Sharing Key to Cancer Research

• Organizations Name CIO of the Year

• Study Finds EHRs Can Hasten Drug Development

• HIMSS Introduces Tool to Measure HIT Value

• UF Medical Students Use Personalized Medicine to Catch Leukemia Before It Starts

• KLAS Finds Global EMR Adoption Rates Continue to Grow

• AMIA Urges CMS to Rethink Informatics Policies as New Models of Care Emerge

• Charter Oak State College's Online HIM Major Receives CAHIIM Accreditation

• AMA and MedStar Health Partner to Drive Improvements in EHR Usability

• Continuing the Pause in RAC Program Will Cost Medicare $47 Billion

• AHIMA Leads Call for Information Governance Standards

• eHealth Initiative Survey on Population Health Analytics: More Work to Do

• Survey: Physicians Desire Technology to Reduce Recordkeeping Headaches

• Americans Using Tech to Tackle Their Health and the Health System

• Poll Finds Dual Coding Top ICD-10 Concern

• ZirMed Offers Top 5 Tips as Providers Transition to ICD-10

• AHIMA Launches Service to Answer ICD-10 Questions

• Multi-Tasking in the ER: More Is Not Better

• Interoperability Tops 'To-Do' List According to Medical Students

• AMA and Other Medical Societies Call for a Pause in the Meaningful Use Program

• AHIMA, ImplementHIT Expand ICD-10 App Features

• Medfusion Launches Consumer Mobile App to Simplify Health Care Records

• WEDI Releases State ICD-10 Readiness Resources

• AHIMA's Newest Toolkit Focuses on Information Governance

• LTHC Offers Protection for Affected Individuals Following Cyberattack

• Emdeon to Rebrand as Change Healthcare 

• MGMA Calls on CMS to Extend 2015 Meaningful Use Reporting Period

• Navicure Survey Reveals Shaky Optimism Toward ICD-10 Readiness

• AHDI Announces the 2015 Integrity Award Winners

• Larger Physician Practices More Likely to Be Satisfied EHR Users

• Cell Phones Help Track Flu on Duke Campus

• Little Faith Shown in ONC's Interoperability Plan

• Premier Acquires Healthcare Insights

• US Coast Guard to Set Sail With InterSystems Platform

• HIMSS Introduces Connected Health Event

• Watson to Gain Ability to "See" With Planned $1B Acquisition of Merge Healthcare

• Health Catalyst Acquires Health Care DataWorks

• Latest WEDI ICD-10 Survey Shows Physician Practices Have Work to Do

• AHDI Releases Compensation Toolkit

• AHIMA Survey Shows Information Governance Becoming More Prominent

• Big Data Provides Insight Into Role of Commonly Prescribed Drug

• Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Acquires Pyramid Healthcare Solutions

• Up to 4.5 Million May Be Affected by UCLA Health Breach

• Pilot Design for Virtual Clipboard Initiative Unveiled

• White Paper Encourages HIM Participation in Interoperability Efforts

• Nation's Physicians to Urge Reboot of National Mandates for EHRs

• Most Wired Hospitals Focus on Security and Patient Engagement

• CMS Proposes OPPS Changes; Two-Midnight Rule Affected

• CHIME Offers Recommendations to Senate HELP HIT Working Group

• Healtheway Debuts New Name, Strategy

• CHIME Cofounder Richard A. Correll to Retire

• Telemedicine Proves Value in Managing Migraine

• eHealth Technologies and Orion Health Announce Partnership

• AMA Supports Medical Student Access to EHRs

• Researchers Identify Institutional Patterns in Medicare Reimbursement Favoring Procedures

• AHIMA Appoints Pamela Lane as Vice President of Government Relations

• HIMSS Comments on Meaningful Use, HIT Certification

• IBM's Watson to Work With Cancer Data

• Former Employee Taps Into California Health Data

• NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Launches 10-Week Innovation Competition

• IBM Watson Health, Epic, and Mayo Clinic to Unlock New Insights From EHRs

• Laptop Stolen From Oregon Health CO-OP

• Senate Work Group to Focus on Improving EHRs

• ICD-10 Survey: Small Practices Not Trained, Not Ready for Transition

• TruClinic Partners With Google for Work

• AMA Announces New Coding Chair

• With Hospitals 'Drowning in Paperwork,' Patients Look to Internet for Treatment

• Women's Health Leader Dismayed by Proposed Changes to Meaningful Use Criteria

• Cerner Announces Apple Watch App

• CHIME Launches Social Platform

• New Study on Patient Engagement: High Hopes, Unfulfilled Promise

• Carequality Introduces Trust Principles for Secure Interoperability Among US Data Sharing Networks

• Banner Health, Cerner Form Multiyear Strategic Partnership

• ONC Launches Online Tools to Help States Reach HIT Goals

• HBMA, AHIMA Establish Partnership

• Privacy Group Says Interoperability Bill Puts Data at Risk

• Proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule Released

• AHIMA, HBMA Establish Partnership

• CHIME Issues National Patient ID Challenge

• Too Much at Stake to Halt ICD-10 Now

• Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance Takes Shape

• CAC and CDI Markets Grow as ICD-10 Approaches

• Terra Nova Appoints New COO

• CHIME and AMDIS Sign Management Services Agreement, Appoint New Executive Vice President of Medical Informatics and Patient Safety

• Consumer Blue Button Now Live

• 100 Physician Groups Call for Contingency Plans for ICD-10 Transition

• CMS Extends Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals to Attest to Meaningful Use

• AHIMA Joins New Information Governance Coalition

• Surescripts Adds NextGen Healthcare for Electronic Prior Authorization

• Survey: HIT Leaders Ill-Equipped to Address Privacy Threats

• WEDI Releases ICD-10 Readiness Survey for Industry Participation

• AMA: Meaningful Use Is Still Broken

• Report Suggests Ways to Improve HIT Research

• Survey of Small Physician Practices Reveals Significantly Lower Cost for ICD-10 Transition

• Dick Daniels to Lead Kaiser Permanente's HIT Efforts

• Senators Announce Oversight Initiative on HIT Security

• Patient Data at Risk Following Laptop Theft

• Researchers: Physician Guidelines for Googling Patients Need Revisions

• ONC Releases Interoperability Roadmap Draft

• CMS to Investigate Meaningful Use Changes

• HHS Announces Timetable for Shift to Value-Based Care

• AMA to ONC: EHR Certification Headed in the Wrong Direction

• ONC Names First Chief Health Information Officer

• IOM Report Proposes Professional Standards for Sharing of Clinical Trial Data

• The Healthcare Leadership Council Joins the Coalition for ICD-10

• athenahealth to Enter Hospital Market

• HIT Groups Welcome Reintroduction of Flex-IT Act

• Perceptive Software and Allscripts Forge Collaboration

• EvriChart Acquires ABI Document Support Services' SecureStore Business

• CHIME and KLAS Formalize Partnership Agreement

• New Guidance on End-to-End ICD-10 Testing With Medicare

• EHR Connects to Kansas Infectious Disease Registry

• VA to Tap Into Watson's Supercomputer Capabilities

• Health Care Groups Develop Pilot to Automate Patient Intake Process

• Patients Value EHRs, Want Even More Access

• Low MU Attestation Numbers Prompts CHIME Call for Action

• IMedX Releases Upgraded Documentation App

• New Federal HIT Strategic Plan Sets Stage for Better Sharing Through Interoperability

• HIPAA Audits Looming But Small Practices Far From Compliant

• First Healthcare Compliance and Coding Strategies Announce Channel Partnership

• Ingenious Med Partners With Athenahealth

• Prognosis Joins TruCode's Roster of EHR Partners

• CMS Releases New Proposal to Improve Accountable Care Organizations

• Study Says More Data Needed to Judge HIEs' Effectiveness

• EHRs to Deliver Health Care Savings of $78 Billion Over Next 5 Years

• CMS Creates New Chief Data Officer Post

• Free Documentation Templates Help Diagnose Flu

• Report: ICD-10 Costs Lower Than Expected for Small Physician Offices

• AMA Calls for Penalties to Be Removed From Meaningful Use

• Credit Management Company and Coding Concepts Form Partnership to Enhance Health Care Revenue Cycle Services

• AHIOS Announces New President and Executive Committee

• HL7 Announces New Advisory Council Members

• Organizations Recognize Long-Term Benefits of ICD-10

• Apprio to Lead PMO Team for E-Gov Initiative Managed by ONC

• MedStar Health Signs Expanded Agreement With Cerner

• Xerox Releases Ebola-Tracking Software

• CHIME and KLAS Partner to Support HIT Industry Performance  

• Pulse Systems Publishes Free eBook About ICD-10 

• ID Experts Releases Top 10 Medical Identity Fraud Protection Tips 

• Practice Fusion Launches New EHR Platform Optimized for Tablets 

• Study: Administrative Burden Greater for Physicians Who Use EHRs

• Scott Mackenzie Named M*Modal CEO

• CHIME Launches Two New Organizations

• Blog Series to Chronicle CCA Journey

• Research Firm Says Don't Blame EMR for Ebola Mistakes

• AMA Letter Details Blueprint for Stage 3 Meaningful Use Success

• Lucia Savage Named ONC Chief Privacy Officer

• Latest KLAS Report Examines CDI Market

• Surescripts, Epic Team on ePrescribing Project

• Murphy Leaves ONC for IBM; Read Announcement Here

• Information Governance Principles Key to Trustworthy Health Information

• FDA Takes Steps to Strengthen Cybersecurity of Medical Devices

• ACOs Struggling With HIT Interoperability

• Allscripts, Citra Health Announce Partnership

• Study Compares Performances of Cerner and Siemens

• ICD-10 Coalition to Tackle Capitol Hill

• A2iA Announces Five New A2iA Mobility Contracts

• AMA Calls for Design Overhaul of EHRs to Improve Usability

• Industry Leaders Call for Immediate Action to Amend 2015 EHR Reporting Period

• New Hampshire Expands Health Data Safeguards

• MedAptus Customers Getting Jump on ICD-10

• New Chairman, CEO at Pyramid Healthcare

• PwC to Propose Open Source EHR to DoD

• KLAS Report Looks at Shifting Ambulatory EMR Market

• IMedX Continues Market Growth

• Walgreens and Greenway Health Implement Largest Pharmacy EHR

• One-Quarter of Ambulatory EMRs in Danger of Being Replaced

• GAO Finds Medicare's Audit Contractors May Duplicate Efforts

• Practice Insight and AIMSVAR Resellers Take Aim at Easing the ICD-10 Transition

• AHIMA Building a Global Health Workforce Council

• Impact Advisors Joins Bid to Win DoD EHR Contract

• M*Modal Partners With athenahealth

• EHNAC Announces 2014 Final Criteria for HIE Accreditation Program

• AHDI Announces 2014-2015 Executive Board and 2014 Integrity Award Winners

• AHIMA Statement on ICD-10 Final Rule Announcement

• CHIME Launches Organization for Chief Security Officers in Health Care

• Turney Resigns as MGMA President and CEO

• AHIMA Partners With Information Governance Initiative

• HIT Thriving in Massachusetts

• Former ONC Leader Joins AHIMA Board as Advisor

• Accretive Health Names New President and CEO

• Report Confirms Cerner, Epic Domination of EHR Market

• NextGen, 3M to Offer ICD-10 Education

• Benefits of Front-End Speech Software Outweigh Physician Resistance 

• HIMSS Announces Inaugural mHealth Committee

• Survey: EHR Adoption Disrupting mHealth Growth

• AHIMA Endorses Learning Health System’s Core Values

• AHIMA: Use ICD-10 Delay to Ensure Its Success

• HIT Expert Named AMA President-Elect

• JaeLynn Williams Named President of 3M Health Information Systems

• Dell, Texas A&M to Create Health Technology Academy

• WEDI Proposes Aggressive Transition Roadmap in Letter to HHS

• March ICD-10 Testing Delivers Mixed Results

• Two-Thirds of Health Care Organizations Lack Information Governance Strategy

• AHDI Announces New 2014-2017 Newly Elected Board Members

• MRA Acquires TrustHCS’ Cancer Registry Division

• Ohio State, Moffit Use Big Data to Fight Cancer

• Aviacode Partners With AAPC

• Texting Improves Link Between Sick Teens and Doctors

• Elderly May Have Trouble Accessing Online Health Records

• ZirMed Acquires Intelligent Healthcare

• CMS Proposes Several Changes to MU Process

• School Health Information Exchange Off to Slow Start in PA

• CMS Official Buenning Resigns; Albright Steps Up

• US Mines Personal Health Data to Find the Vulnerable in Emergencies

• If Clean, Big Data Can Improve US Health Care

• KLAS Study Analyzes Epic's Data-Sharing Abilities

• Connecticut HIT Agency Gets Axed

• New York-Presbyterian, Columbia to Pay Largest HIPAA Settlement: $4.8 Million

• Houston, Austin Join Texas HIE

• Report: America's Best Hospital Fail to Meet Patients' Digital Demands

• Coalition Wants New ICD-10 Implementation Date Pronto

• MEGAS and Unicor Medical Merge to Form Unified Alpha II Company

• Make EHR Privacy a Priority, Says Adolescent Health Organization

• Nuance Appoints Trace Devanny to Lead its Health Care Business

• HL7 International Elects New Board Chair

• AHIMA Issues Statement on Copy-and-Paste Concerns

• AHIMA “Extremely Disappointed” With ICD-10 Vote

• ONC, West Health Institute Issue Interoperability Guidance

• Saint Luke’s Installs Real-Time Document Imaging

• Nominations Open for AHIMA’s Grace Award

• AHIMA Members Advocate for ICD-10, RAC Reform

• EHRs Can Be Used to Predict Sepsis Risk and Mortality

• Criminal Attacks on Health Care Organizations Increase 100%

• Care Communications, Records One Form Partnership

• HIE Solutions See Drop in Provider Satisfaction

• CHIME and HL7 Announce Partnership

• WEDI and EHNAC Intend to Accredit Practice Management System Vendors

• Pennsylvania HIOs Set to Electronically Send Patient Data to Providers

• AHIMA Launches Industrywide Information Governance Initiative

• HL7 Conformance Testing Program Launched

• MGMA Calls on CMS to Expand ICD-10 Testing

• Virginia Health System Identifies Patients At-Risk for Heart Trouble

• HIOs Form Alliance to Promote Health Information Exchange

• Latest Study Charts Slow ICD-10 Progress

• Webcam System Allows Loved Ones to View Newborns in NICU

• ICD-10 Cost Estimates Increased for Most Physicians

• EHRs Help Cut Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

• Despite Incentives, Physicians Not Keen on EHRs

• MGMA: Less Than 10% of Physician Practices Ready for ICD-10

• HHS Strengthens Patients’ Right to Access Lab Test Reports

• Massachusetts Group Launches Statewide ICD-10 Testing Program

• Former Allscripts Audit Director Charged With Insider Trading

• 2013 KLAS Winners Announced

• AHIMA President Cites Importance of Information Governance

• Top 10 Data Protection Strategies

• Rural Health Systems Establish ACO Organization

• Survey Finds Alarm Fatigue a Major Concern at Hospitals

• HL7 and Sparx Systems Announce 2014 Tooling Challenge

• EHNAC Appoints Five New Commissioners

• Telestroke Is Cost-Saving for Society

• ONC Introduces Tools for Safer EHR Use

• Survey Indicates Growing Confidence in Meeting ICD-10 Deadline

• Edward Marx Named CHIME-HIMSS 2013 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year

• EHNAC Releases Updated and Final 2014 Criteria for All Accreditation Programs

• Harry Totonis to Step Down as Surescripts CEO

• Using Tablets, Telemedicine to Speed Stroke Treatment

• AHIMA Announces 2014 Board President/Chair, Members

• Report: No Slowdown in Sight for Data Breaches

• Patient Advocate Says ACA Will Destroy Patient Privacy

• AHIMA Report Addresses Data Mapping Concerns

• Health Sciences South Carolina Launches Statewide Clinical Data Warehouse

• Ongoing Troubles With Connecting Systems a Concern for HIEs

• Colorado Hospital Debuts $30 Million EHR System

• Organization Releases 2014’s Top Health Technology Hazards

CommonWell Names New Board of Directors

AHIMA Discusses Patient Matching at Annual Meeting

Survey: Canadians Want Access to Digital Health Tools

• Agreement Provides Students With Telehealth Access

• SOAP Earns Certified Women Owned Small Business Status

• AHIMA Exec Challenges HIM Professionals to Embrace Change

• Are Claims Executives Underestimating ICD-10 Impact?

• IBM's Watson, Cleveland Clinic to Collaborate on EMR Projects

• WRS Health Announces Partnership with Physician’s Desk Reference

• AHIMA Receives Funding to Boost International Education, Promote Profession

• MGMA Announces 2013-14 Board of Directors

• Hyland Software Partners With the Global Center for Healthcare Innovation

• Clinigence, dashboardMD Form Partnership

• AHIMA CEO Champions Patient Rights

• Follow-Up Survey Shows Progress Toward ICD-10

• Intermountain and Cerner Announce Strategic Partnership

• Ten Tips for Omnibus Compliance

• Health Level Seven Announces New Board Members

• Greenway Medical Technologies and Vitera Healthcare Solutions to Combine

• AMA Announces 2014 CPT Code Enhancements

• HHS Awards $5.3 Million to Boost HIT for Rural Areas

• AHIMA Calls for Set of National Guidelines for Visit Code Reporting

• Precyse Inks Deal With Meritus Health

• AirStrip Enters Into Strategic Partnership With Samsung

• MRO Acquires MTT Enterprises

• Physician Practices Report Increased IT Costs

• NIH Launches First National Down Syndrome Registry

• URAC Launches Clinical Integration and Accountable Care Accreditation Programs

• AHDI Announces New Board Members, Executive Committee

• Teladoc Acquires Consult A Doctor

• ZirMed and EHR Integration Services Partner to Provide Integration Services

• HBMA Unveils Professional Billing Service Locator

• Missouri HIE Debuts

• Lott QA Group to Use VitalWare Tools for ICD-10 Testing

• HIT Companies Join Forces at Intermountain’s Transformation Lab

• 2013 AHDI Integrity Award Winners

• NEMT Wins AHDI Technology Award

• Premier Reacts to Final IPPS Rule

• EHRs Help Fight Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

• Report: Sharing Data Helps Eliminate Unnecessary Tests

• Great Lakes HIE Launches CDC Compliant Immunization Gateway

• CMS Data Highlights EHR Effectiveness

• HIMSS Introduces Health IT Value Suite

• AHIMA, CHIME Announce Partnership

• Survey Finds EHRs Key to Transcriptionists’ New Career Paths

• Study: CAC More Effective When Paired With Coders

• HHS Issues HIT Safety Plan

• HRS Opens Coding Academy in Israel

• HBMA: When It Comes to ICD-10, Don’t Repeat 5010 Mistakes

• Survey: One Third of Physician Practices Yet to Begin ICD-10 Preparations

• Physician Groups Issue Seven Recommendations for EDIS Use

• Washington Adolescents At Risk for Diabetes Given Mobile PHRs

• $2.35 Million Grant to Accelerate Massachusetts Health Information Exchange

• Navicure Announces ICD-10 Readiness

• Vitera Healthcare Solutions Announces Acquisition of SuccessEHS

• BCBS, American Well to Deliver Telehealth in Massachusetts, Louisiana

• Laurie McGraw Joins Shareable Ink as CEO

• EHR Association Announces EHR Developer Code of Conduct

• AHIMA’s Apprentice Standards Certified by Labor Department

• Peak Health Solutions, ChartWise Form Partnership

• QualCode Offers Clients Online ICD-10 Course

• Iatric Systems Acquires Accent on Integration

• 2013 AHIMA Ballot Announced

• Data, Algorithm Can Eliminate Needless Blood Orders

• Halamka Joins Imprivata Board of Directors

• Texas Hospitals Ranked Based on Patient Engagement

• Former National HIT Coordinator Kolodner Joins ViTel Net

• CHIME Calls For Meaningful Use Stage 2 Extension

• AHIMA Advises CMS to Adopt EHR-Related Coding Guidelines

• 118 Providers Join Colorado HIE

• CMS Reiterates 2014 ICD-10 Deadline

• United Healthcare Executive Touts Use of Data Analytics at ICD-10 Summit

• CHIME to HHS: Extend Certification Criteria to HIE Market

• Contest Encourages Fresh Big Data Ideas

• Houston HIE Goes Live

• New Yorkers Asked to Vote for Favorite Patient Portal

• Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Recieves MaHIMA HIM Team Excellence Award

• CMS Posts 2014 Meaningful Use Eligible Hospital Clinical Quality Measure Update

• Group Releases Framework for Data Privacy

• AHIMA Calls for Nominations to Recognize Outstanding Achievement in HIM

Massachusetts Health Information Highway to Fund $2M for Implementation Grants

• Arcadia Solutions Announces Sean Carroll as CEO

• Virtua Opens Health Information Exchange

• Happtique Publishes Final Standards for Mobile Health App Certification Program

• Healthcare CIO Certification Examination Now Available Online

• First Recipient Selected in McKesson $1 Million EHR Giveaway

• M*Modal Announces Strategic Alliance With 3M Health Information Systems

• AMA, McKesson to Offer Genetic Test Codes

• Electronic Health Communications Often Unavailable to Lower Income Patients

• EHNAC Announces Public Launch of Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program

• Mercy Physician Network Launches MyHealth@Mercy Patient Portal

• Massachusetts Health Data Consortium Launches Statewide ICD-10 Collaboration Project

• HealthOne Joins Colorado RHIO

• AHIMA Testimony Stresses Improved Clinical Documentation Practices

• CHIME Announces New CEO

• Nursing School Touts Benefits of Cloud Computing

• Best-of-Breed EDIS Systems Score High With Physicians

• AHIMA Appoints New COO, CFO

• MaHIMA Honors Four Members at Winter Meeting

• One in Five Doctors Report EMR Technology Saved a Life

• NEMT Provides Free Transcription to Oasis Free Clinic

• CHIME Fears Hospitals Unable to Submit Complete, Accurate
Quality Data via EHRs

• Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska Connect Via Direct Secured Messaging

• AHIMA Comments on HIPAA Modifications

• Three HIT Leaders Join KLAS Advisory Board

• ONC Authorizes CCHIT to Certify EHRs for 2014

• KLAS Research Releases Report on HIM Solutions

• James Turnbull Named CHIME-HIMSS 2012 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year

• CCHIT to Develop ACO IT Framework

• FCC Creates Healthcare Connect Fund

• District of Columbia Launches Direct Secure Messaging

• National eHealth Collaborative Releases the Patient Engagement Framework

• Pri-Med Acquires Amazing Charts

• DoD and VA Award EHR Integration Subcontract to DSS, Inc

• Arcadia Solutions Acquired by Ferrer Freeman & Company and Senior Management

• HIE Vendor Satisfaction Scores Fall

• CHIME Announces New CEO Leadership Role

• Organizations Collaborate to Offer Telehealth Services in North Carolina

• New York Groups to Help HIT Start-Ups

• AMA EHR Survey Open for Business

• Pyramid Health Solutions Adds Two Execs

• CHIME Announces New Board Members

• MRO Corp Announces Acquisition of Florida Medical Record Services, Inc

• AHDI Announces Educator of the Year

• HL7 Offers Free CDA Webinar

• HIM Consulting Firms Merge

• New Partnership Expands Florida's Health Information Exchange

• Top 20 Unexpected Procedure Denials and Top 5 Reason Codes for Ambulatory Facilities

• NEMT named Employer of the Year

• Meaningful Use Momentum Impacts EMR Market Share

• AHIMA Releases New ICD-10 Online Training Courses 

• Alpha II Announces Contract With iMed Software

• Study: More Providers Are Changing EMR Vendors

• ehealth Initiative Urges ONC to Reconsider HIE Approach

• HP, HHS Agree to 10-Year HIT Contract

• ONC Calls for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care to Adopt HIT

• EHR Association Responds to ONC Request for Information on NwHIN Governance

• HL7 Offers Free Ambassador Webinar—Setting the Standard for Quality Reporting and Meaningful Use

• Precyse Inks Agreement With 3M

• Health 2.0 and ONC Announce the Winner of the Reporting Device Adverse Events Challenge

• Group Tells Public to Oppose Nationwide Health Information Network

• AAPC Introduces Practice Management Training and Certification

• Software as a Service EMR Model Garners Greater Appeal

• AHIMA Files Comment Letter on ICD-10 Compliance

• ONC Health IT Dashboard Goes Live

• AHIMA Files Two Comment Letters Responding to Stage 2 Meaningful Use

• CCHIT Responds to Proposed Rule for Stage 2 Meaningful Use

• EHR Association Comments on Stage 2 Requirements

• Ten Health 2.0 Startups Launch at Conference

• CHIME Issues Comments on Meaningful Use Stage Two

• New HIT Initiative to Make NYS a Hub for High-Tech Jobs

• Cooperative Exchange Launches Online Payer Survey

• Report: HIT Key to Population Health Management

• Survey: Consumers More Apt to Use Social Media for Healthcare Purposes

• Report Spotlights mHealth’s Potential to Improve Care

• Health 2.0 and ONC Announce Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge

• Study: Smart Pump Integration With EHR Lacking

• Educational Campaign Launched to Support 5010 Transition

• Don’t Delay ICD-10 Plans, Experts Say

• M*Modal Inks Deal With Duke University Health System

• NextGen to Resell Nuance’s Dragon Software

• AHIMA to Honor HIM Innovators

• Epocrates Names Andrew Hurd as President and CEO

• Study: Healthcare Organizations Anxious to Take Advantage of Clinical Informatics

• T-System Acquires Clinical Coding Solutions

• CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic to Deploy Allscripts EHR Nationally  

• Study: EHRs Can Help Manage Obesity  

• OMG, HL7 Announce Adoption of New Data Exchange Standard

• AHIMA Comments on CMS’ Plan to Reexamine ICD-10 Timeline

• Physician Practices Cite ICD-10 as Most Impactful Issue

• Survey Reveals High Demand for HIT Workers

• Study Says to Expect Data Center Construction Boom

• Verizon, Health Evolution to Promote Connected Health

• AHIMA Urges Organizations to Keep Moving Forward With ICD-10

• Health 2.0 Launches Developers World Cup  

• Cooperative Exchange Announces Medical Electronic Attachment as Newest Member

• Quest Diagnostics to Offer EHR Price Break

• ONC Launches Healthy New Year Video Challenge

• eHealth Initiative Announces 2012 Board of Directors

Allscripts, DiagnosisOne to Collaborate on Clinical Decision Support Tools

• MGMA Calls for Six-Month 5010 Contingency Plan

• HIT Group Speaks Out Against Meaningful Use Delay

• AHIMA Coding Programs Receive NCCA Accreditation

• Massachusetts Program Announces Participating Hospital in Data Exchange Program

• CCHIT Announces First Batch of Certified Long-Term Care EHRs

HIMSS, OMG to Collaborate on Standards Development

• Siemens Acquires MobileMD

• RelayHealth Captures the VA's Blue Button Contest

• MGMA Urges HHS to Issue HIPAA 5010 Contingency Plan

• CHIME Survey Shows Hospitals Making Progress With EHR Incentives

• HBMA Develops Standard Definitions for 5010 Readiness

• AHIMA Pushes for HIM Workforce to be Included in Jobs Bill

Diskriter Names New Executive Director

• AHIMA Appoints New CEO

• CMS to Use 3M ICD-10 Conversion Software

• SpeedType, OAK Horizons Launch New Educational Class

Webinar Series to Focus on Narrative Notes

Aetna Debuts mHealth Tools for Docs

• MaHIMA Names President-Elect

• ABILITY Network Launches Online Client Community

• Transcend Announces Acquisition of Salar

• AHIMA White Paper Addresses Managing Health Information in ACOs

Massachusetts Pilot Program to Promote Electronic Transfers

• MedeAnalytics Releases Analysis of Public Comments on ACO Proposed Rule

• AHIMA Foundation Initiates Health Information Relief Operation Fund

• AHIMA Responds to Proposed Disclosure Rule

• HL7 International Appoints ONC’s Doug Fridsma, MD, PhD, to the Board of Directors

New England Medical Transcription Undergoes Executive Changes

• Venture Capital Group Announces HIT Contest

• Standard Register to Acquire Dialog Medical

• Medical Necessity Contentions Fueling RAC Denials

• Nevada Health Information Project Sees Results

• Former WebMD Executive Takes Reins at EGHC

• Bloomberg BusinessWeek Spotlights Nuance's Acquisition History

• Would Delaying Stage 2 of Meaningful Use Help ICD-10 Efforts?

• AHIMA Responds to the OIG’s Comments on EHR Security

• Transcend Acquires Heartland

• New England Medical Transcription Inks Deal With NLP International

• AMIA Announces Global Informatics Group

• 3M Names Vice President of Coding and Reimbursement

• MTIA Announces Rebranding

• EHNAC Accredits First HIE Organization

• Patty Thierry Sheridan Elected AHIMA President

• CCHIT Launches Three New Certification Programs

• HHS Proposes Additional Security Safeguards

• Report: HIE Market Dominated by Five Vendors

• Read AHIMA's Statement on the Proposed HITECH Privacy Regulations

• Algorithm Poised to Help HIT Privacy

• EMR Incentives Should Boost Handheld Use in Healthcare, Report Says

• Consumers Can Compare Insurance Options at New HHS Website

• AHIMA: Vocabulary Recommendations Focus Too Much on Meaningful Use

• John Glaser Joins Siemens Healthcare

• ALL TYPE Names COO

• AAPC Announces Chapter Board of Directors

• HHS Issues 45 New HIT Grants

• Arrendale Associates Joins Health Story Project

• MGMA: Accounting of Disclosure Requirements Burdensome

• Grider Named AAPC President

• Flooding Causes AAPC to Move Conference to Jacksonville

• Georgia Tech Teams Romp in Code-a-Thon

• Mass Eye and Ear Alerts Patients to Data Theft

• Nick van Terheyden Joins Nuance

• Karen M. Bell, MD, Is New Chair of CCHIT

• Transcend Submits Bid to Acquire Spheris

• Former Siemens CEO Dillione Joins Nuance

• Mississippi HIE Adds Four Health Systems

• CodeRyte Announces New CFO

• CCHIT Reopens Certification Applications, Testing April 7

• MCS Founder Pat Arvantides Dies at 70

• Study Analyzes Transfer of Patient Information in Donor Cases

• Markle Foundation, Others Weigh in on Meaningful Use

• CHIME Questions Final Certification Rules

• HHS Announces Additional $162 Million in ARRA Funding to Advance HIT

• Premier Recommends Lowering Meaningful Use Requirements

• AHIMA Nominating Committee Announces the 2010 Ballot

• Montefiore Hosts EMR Learning Labs to Help Community Physicians

• Hyland Software Acquires eWebHealth

• CHIME Comments on EHR Incentive Program

• CCHIT Certification Adapts to Meaningful Use

• AdvancedMD Acquires PracticeOne

• AHIOS Names New President

• National eHealth Collaborative Seeks New Board Members

• HHS Earmarks $235 Million to Support Community HIT Projects

• CMS Modifies RAC Documentation Limits

• Alan Dowling Named AHIMA's New CEO

• CCHIT Announces First Certified EHR

• Smartphones Can Diagnose Appendicitis

• HHS Announces $80 Million in HIT Workforce Grants

• MGMA Concerned About ARRA's EHR Incentive Logistics

• CCHIT Public Comment Period Now Open for 2011 Products

• Ingenix to Acquire CareMedic

• Report: Point-of-Care Products Need EHR Connections

• Grants Awarded to Study How Video Games Can Be Healthcare Tool

• New Organization to Create Digitized Transcription Standards

• Study: Patients Want Greater Access to Medical Records

• Initiate Systems Acquires Accenx

• Perot to Establish RHINs in China

• AAPC Releases ICD-10 Code Conversion Tool

• NIH Awards Global Informatics Grants

• Newly Formed Alliance to Help HIT Extension Centers

• CCHIT Launches 2011 Certification

• Medical Coding Salaries on the Rise, AAPC Survey Says

• HHS Releases $27.8 Million in HIT Funds

• AMA Creates New CPT Codes for H1N1 Immunizations

• Vermont HIT Group, Allscripts Form Partnership

• Memphis Hospital Develops Electronic Sepsis Alert

• New Association Promotes Open HIT

• Quest Diagnostics to Offer Free E-Prescribing Trial

• OSi Announces Acquisition of PMT Transcription

• IHI Unveils New "Improvement Map"

• Athenahealth Guarantees Stimulus Payments

• New Wireless Pacemaker Helps Heart Patients Stay in Touch

• MRO Acquires Record Enterprises

• Geisinger Introduces Web-Based Cost Estimator

• HL7, Dental Group to Develop HIT Standards

• Bonnie Cassidy Joins QuadraMed

• eClinicalWorks Inks Prison Deal

• Transcend Announces Acquisition of Medical Dictation Services

• Clearinghouse Offers HIEs Free Platform

• FDA Proposes Mandatory Electronic Safety Reporting

• Ohio State Expands Use of EMRs

• Coalition to Provide Guidance on HIT for Care Transitions

• AAPC Offers 2010 Coding Updates Training Series

• Shared Health, Mississippi Medicaid Develop EHR Plan

• HHS Delegates HIPAA Security Rule Enforcement to OCR

• Kentucky Health System Discards Paper

• AHIMA Goes Global

• AHIMA Letter Urges States to Initiate HIM Programs

• HIMSS EHR Association Elects New Leadership

• Medfusion Acquires Medem's iHealth Services

• Top 10 Dictation Tips for Physicians

• Kloss Stepping Down

• Ask Permission to Use Newborn Data, Parents Say

• AHIMA Launches New Interactive myPHR.com

• Collaboration Formed to Improve Online Health Information

• HBMA Forms ICD-10 Task Force

• Web Tool Aids Insomnia Sufferers

• iMedX Announces Acquisition of Medware Inc

• CalRHIO Fills CEO Vacancy

• Hyland Software Acquires Valco Data Systems

• HIMSS: Usability Key to EMR Adoption

• CCHIT Receives Recommendations for New Certification

• The Leapfrog Group Announces New Board Chair

• Medicity and Eclipsys Forge Partnership

• California Begins Large E-Prescribing Initiative

• GE Launches EMR Financing Program

• Axolotl Corp and Initiate Systems Create Partnership for HIE Solutions

• Michigan Physician Group Joins HIE

• CCHIT Announces Certification Town Calls

• Report Takes a Look at Potential Components of "Meaningful Use"

• ONC Seeks Comment on Regional Extension Centers

• CCHIT Announces New Criteria

• IBM Report Touts Patient-Centered Medical Homes

• VITL Names New President and CEO

• Expert Panel Discusses Privacy Concerns

• Alabama Medicaid Physicians Adopt E-Prescribing

• Pennsylvania HIT Group Announces Major Expansion

• CCHIT Approves Latest Criteria

• HHS Makes Key HIT Appointments

• Medsphere Names CFO

• Patients Satisfied With Web-Based Blood Pressure Care

• Iowa Electronic Health Market Opens Swine Flu Prediction Markets