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How to Build a Better HIM Department
A serious attitude adjustment can do wonders for efficiency rates and create a synergy with long-lasting effects.

Words Matter
By taking a few key steps, health care organizations can be more confident that their clinicians will dictate properly in an EMR environment.

Legal Concerns in Information Governance
To build an effective program, health care organizations must lean on the expertise of general counsel.

Disclosure Management in a Risky World
Now more than ever, health care organizations must be prepared in the event of a data breach.

Web Exclusives (view archive)
• CMS Chart Audits: Proper Coding to Avoid Chargebacks
• Taking Control of Transparency

News (view archive)

• Senate REBOOT Members Release Draft Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use

• Sarcopenia Awarded ICD-10 Code

• GS1, Terminology Organization to Collaborate on Interoperability

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

• Wyoming Medical Center Informs 3,200 Patients of E-Mail Breach

Blog Speak

The Mess That Is MACRA

Kill the Patient Portal

Let Patients Read Their Medical Records

Spotlight on Document Management

Paper Exit Strategies

How Records Management Can Serve Two Masters

The Evolution of ECM

By the Numbers


This percentage of the 200 hospitals surveyed by HIMSS Analytics still uses pagers. The research found that the average paging service costs $9.19 per month per device; secure messaging app alternatives cost less than $5 per month.

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