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Cover Story

What’s Your Business Associate Agreement Strategy?
Staying in tune with vendors and the like is a key piece of any strong compliance effort.

Featured Articles

A Measured Approach to Quality
Coding Pneumonia: Of Viral Importance
Mitigating Risks Associated With Research Data

Web Exclusives (view archive)
• Four Tips to Transform the HIT Help Desk
• Three Ways Health Plans Can Improve Risk Score Accuracy

News (view archive)

• Successful Phishing Attack Nabs PHI at Palmetto Health

• Report Highlights Alarming State of Cybersecurity in Health Care

• Phishing Attack Compromises Patient Data

• A Q&A With Karen DeSalvo

• Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Preventive Therapy When Prompted by EMR Extension

Blog Speak

EHRs Are Still Waiting to Be Transformed

Are Documentation Requirements Decreasing Risks?

HIPAA Proposal Would Move Us Closer to Coordinated Care

Spotlight on Release of Information

ROI Demands on the Rise

The Quest for a Better Records Request Strategy

Is Right to Access Being Taken to Excess?

By the Numbers


According to an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology data brief, a majority of hospitals use more than one electronic method to routinely send (this percentage) and receive (61%)
summary of care records with outside organizations. However, one-quarter of hospitals are not using any electronic method to routinely receive summary of care records.

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Coding Pneumonia