Feb 8th, 2013
The different facets of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are steadily gaining more recognition, as noted in an article recently published in Advance for Health Information Professionals. Wendy M. Gorrie, CPC, RHIT, CCS, explains some of the expected benefits offered through these types of treatments and points out that they’re gaining traction with entities such as ...
Aug 27th, 2010
Department of Veteran Administration (VA) employees and contractors report a number of security breach incidents per month, so the world’s largest health care system is posting them on-line. VA Posts: Lost Smartphones, Costly Security Breach was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
Jun 12th, 2009
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is opening up its electronic medical records (EMR) data to researchers. The redacted, aggregated data, the agency hopes, will allow researchers to identify effective treatments for a number of conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Researchers will also review chest X-rays and cases ...
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Jun 12th, 2009
A program to help the elderly and disabled veterans remain independent longer will soon be available in 20 states. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced June 4 that they are collaborating with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to grant $10 million toward establishing and maintaining home and community-based, long-term-care support. HHS, ...