How the Affordable Care Act Can Help Same-Sex Couples
As we continue to implement key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, we should ensure that the law helps same-sex couples and their families get the insurance coverage and health care that they need.
Why Should Your Organization Apply for the HIMSS Davies Award?
Is your hospital, practice, or community health clinic using an electronic health record to improve measurable quality outcomes for your patients? Has your organization’s electronic health record resulted in hard return on investment, including efficiencies from going paperless, reducing cost to … Continue reading →
A Candid Discussion: Can professional certifications close the health IT talent gap?
In a recent Facebook post, one person asked several excellent questions about professional certifications, specifically the CPHIMS and the CAHIMS. I would like to share my perspective, since I hold several certifications that include: Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and … Continue reading →
10 Frequently Asked Questions About Medicaid Expansion
Misconceptions about Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act obscure the fact that the Medicaid program boasts a long track record of proven effectiveness in providing care and assistance to those most in need.
Why Gender-Identity Nondiscrimination in Insurance Makes Sense
Many transgender people lack health insurance and face discrimination from health care companies. Certain states are taking steps to prevent discrimination, and on the national level, the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance discrimination.
Collaboration Improves Quality Measurement
By Zahid Butt, MD, FACG, Chair, HIMSS Quality Measurement Task Force, and CEO, Medisolv, Inc. The ultimate goal of advocates for health IT adoption is to improve the quality of healthcare for patients in all care settings. EHR-enabled quality measurement allows … Continue reading →
News Flash: Informatics is Advancing Technology-enabled Quality Care
The Road to Technology-Enabled Quality Care was the title of the HIMSS 2013 Nursing Informatics (NI) Symposium. While working with the planning committee to develop the program it didn’t strike me that the focus of our nursing informatics work had … Continue reading →
Access to Medicaid Reduces Mortality Rates
If state leaders change their minds and agree to implement the Medicaid expansion available under the Affordable Care Act, many lives could be saved across America.