Protecting patient information has become more complex in recent years. Technology is now an integrated part of how we manage medical records, schedule and document patient visits, order prescriptions, handle billing and reimbursement, make referrals, and coordinate care. It's more important than ever to have some clear strategies in place for ensuring protected health
When the 21st Century Cures Act was passed in 2016, patients and their caregivers were guaranteed digital access to their clinical data. While the act/law itself was passed by congress in 2016, the associated regulations were published in March 2020. Once fully implemented, patients would gain the right to access their health information online.
As a healthcare provider, you're responsible for releasing patient medical records upon request. The 21st Century Cures Act makes it easier for patients to access their information electronically, but not all health care providers know what this means for their team. When releasing medical records, mistakes can be caused by carelessness, weak security systems, and inadequate
The shift to value-based care from traditional fee-for-service models has changed the way payers reimburse healthcare providers. Rather than reimbursing for the volume of services provided, value-based care arrangements reward overall patient health outcomes. It's not surprising that these models have been gaining traction in recent years, and for clinicians, it's not just about
Electronic medical records (EMRs) have changed the way patient records are kept and accessed. Where is this trend headed? Digital technologies are taking center stage, and the future of electronic medical records is continuing to evolve. However, there are a few challenges when adopting these medical record trends. As medical professionals