Since the 2014 federal mandate for providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), almost all healthcare organizations have made the switch over from paper medical records. With good intentions of better healthcare data capture and easier record sharing and portability, the EHR transition unfortunately opened a new list of problems. The good news is EHR technology ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new government-wide initiative, MyHealthEData, that provides patients with control of their health data. MyHealthEData is a response to the Executive Order to Promote Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States, issued by President Trump last year. The initiative’s aim is to: Empower patients, so every American ...
In Coding
Sep 13th, 2016
Every year, worldwide, millions of babies die within the first 28 days of life, and just as many are stillborn, reports the World Health Organization (WHO) in an Aug. 16 news release. Unfortunately, most stillborn babies and half of all newborn deaths are not recorded in a birth or death certificate. This lack of data prevents ...
Jul 15th, 2011
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has announced new draft standards for collection and reporting of race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status data, and announced plans to begin collecting health data on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. According to a June 29 HHS press release, “Both efforts aim to help researchers, ...