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Summer 2022

features

Shoring Up Safe Harbor
Nailing down the exact meaning of “recognized security practices” would help erase confusion about how organizations can qualify for the safe harbor law.

Diagnosis: A Serious Case of Note Bloat
Long-winded charts are the bane of many a health care organization. What can be done to corral the problem?

Thoroughly Modern HIM Directors
To ensure success, today’s HIM directors require a more varied toolkit.

Words Have Power
A recent study found that, compared with white patients, Black patients had 2.54 times the odds of having at least one negative descriptor in the history and physical notes.

departments

Editor’s Note

Evolving Education
There are lots of rumors floating around out there about certifications. Two experts are here to set the record straight.

Coding Corner
Artificial intelligence and automation can be game changers for struggling coding departments battling the effects of the pandemic.

Release of Information Report
HIM departments must be cognizant of the proposed HIPAA changes that are likely to take effect in the near future.

Industry Perspectives
Learn how one organization used technology to provide better care to patients affected by social determinants of health.

Health IT Happenings
To improve the quality of care to older adults, researchers are exploring the best ways for care partners to access patient portals.

Datebook

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