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April 2020

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Big Tech Companies Cast Large Shadow in Health Care
New technology from Amazon and others looms over the documentation sector. What will be its long-term impact on hospital decision makers and HIM processes?

SDoH: Behind the Buzz Is Real Potential
There’s no denying social determinants of health play a role in overall health. How the industry approaches their integration into the care process will be key to taking advantage of the data.

Records for Ransom
One of the most effective forms of infiltrating a hospital’s infrastructure, ransomware forces organizational leaders to weigh the merits of meeting the kidnapper’s demands.

Can AI Turn the Corner Into Clinical Settings?
Artificial intelligence has made inroads in health care, but the technology is facing hurdles and challenges gaining a foothold in actual practice.

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Editor’s Note

Hit Happenings
Barcode technology fits nicely into the data sharing equation.

Chart Conundrums
As the need for thorough documentation soars, so, too, does the demand for professionals who can maneuver their way around a chart. What are budget-conscious health care organizations to do?

Coding Corner
Learn the key elements in store for 2021 evaluation and management services coding.

Inside Interoperability
Although challenges remain, the industry is making tremendous strides toward true health interoperability.

Thought Leaders
Julie Pursley Dooling, director of HIM practice excellence at AHIMA, talks about the organization’s pursuit of an EHR that takes into account the needs of the LGBTQ community.

mHealth Update
Industry experts muse about the ramifications of Google’s acquisition of Fitbit.

Datebook

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