Don’t you hate it when you go to a meeting, and some attendees are spending more time on their electronic devices than listening? Do you become angry when you are trying to train physicians on coding and clinical document improvement, and those who need what is being said the most are browsing Facebook or reading email? ...
Feb 15th, 2013
Most health care facilities have safeguards in place to keep transmission of patients’ protected health information (PHI) private between health care employees and business associates. Being compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy laws shouldn’t stop there, however. It’s also wise to review your volunteer policies and procedures before PHI becomes public ...
Jun 12th, 2009
A research firm suggests increasing popularity of sophisticated cell phones among physicians will dramatically alter the transition to electronic medical records (EMR) in a way incentives and legislation cannot. AMA News reports that Manhattan Research’s recent report, “Taking the Pulse v9.0,” found 64 percent of physicians use smartphones—such as iPhones, Blackberrys, Treos, and ...