With the need for reliable and secure health information stronger than ever, the American Health Information Association will hold its 88th annual meeting and exhibition Oct. 15-19 in Baltimore.
To participate in these new payment models, LTPAC providers will need to evaluate their health IT infrastructure and make successful deployment a priority.
Kathleen O'Brien, RHIT, has been promoted to becoming the new director of coding compliance for Pyramid Healthcare Solutions.
Information technology experts and interested stakeholders throughout long-term care and post-acute care fields will be gathering Monday and Tuesday in Baltimore for their annual IT Summit in Baltimore. The LTPAC Health IT Summit will feature policy makers, standards development organizations, vendors and grant leaders, in addition to providers. Continuing education credit will be available as they explore top issues pertaining to a national healthcare strategy.
Providers can expect increased enforcement and continuing rule changes related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), according to a prominent industry group.
The American Health Information Management Association kicked off its annual show this week by demanding unified health information governance. "Unified data governance principles will help promote accuracy and consistency and reduce ambiguity," said Lynne Thomas Gordon, the group's CEO. She said her organization is prepared to work with the government, providers, health plans, quality organizations and vendors to establish standards that improve care documentation.
The CHDA credential was created to meet the demands of a health information management (HIM) industry that is increasingly data-driven and data-dependent.
Health information management and providers' future needs for linking appropriately with other stakeholders were in focus for the August McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. The event remains free to view from our online archive for a year from the date of the Aug. 7 original airing. The webcast's featured speaker was Deborah Green, vice president of HIM Solutions at the American Health Information Management Association, and also Chief Information Officer at LaVie Care.
The 2012 Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Summit hits Baltimore from June 17-19. Leading providers, vendors and professionals will discuss issues such as the development of health IT skills in the long-term care workforce, quality and process improvement, new payment models that rely on health technology, current research, and support for EHR implementation. The summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore at the Inner Harbor.