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Health Information Technology: Web Sources

Government Organizations & Agencies

 

 

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law 104-191, included Administrative Simplification provisions that required HHS to adopt national standards for electronic health care transactions and code sets, unique health identifiers, and security. At the same time, Congress recognized that advances in electronic technology could erode the privacy of health information. Consequently, Congress incorporated into HIPAA provisions that mandated the adoption of Federal privacy protections for individually identifiable health information. [Source]

About the Program

The Workforce Components includes an updated and expanded set of health IT instructional materials, funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), to help healthcare workers and others stay current in the changing healthcare environment and deliver care more effectively.

The new instructional materials are in five areas relevant to improved care delivery: population health, care coordination and interoperable health IT systems, value-based care, healthcare data analytics and patient-centered care. These areas reflect changes in the U.S. healthcare system spurred by health reform to achieve better care, smarter spending and healthier people.

In addition, 20 existing instructional modules developed under ONC’s Curriculum Development Centers program were updated. These materials are relevant to physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers who utilize health IT in care delivery, and others in the broader healthcare system.

The existing instructional modules, which have been used by more than 10,000 educators around the world to date, include History of Health IT, Maintenance of Health IT Systems, Management and Leadership for Health IT, The Culture of Healthcare and more. [Source]

Professional Associations

   

AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning. The health industry is evolving quickly, and AHIMA is working to advance the implementation and effective management of electronic health records (EHRs) by leading key industry initiatives and advocating for consistent standards. [Source]

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society | HIMSS

"The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a global advisor, thought leader and member association committed to transforming the health ecosystem. As a mission-driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise leaders, stakeholders and influencers from across the ecosystem on best practices." [Source]

Opportunities in HIT

NEFHIMA is a regional association for HIM professionals in 11 counties in Northeast Florida. This channel will bring you recordings of webinars, seminars, and events for and by our members.


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