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How Do the New EHI Definition and Information Blocking Provisions Impact Your Organization?

By October 6, 2022, actors are expected to adhere to the full scope of EHI per the information blocking final rule, or else risk noncompliance. AHIMA22 attendees will hear directly from the policymakers and others working to implement information blocking and its related provisions at a session moderated by the AHIMA Policy and Government Affairs team.
The session panel will tackle questions related to how OIG’s 2020 proposed rule sets the table for enforcement, released guidance from HHS and other organizations thus far, and the impact of information blocking on day-to-day operations—including how the October 6 EHI definition change has impacted health information professionals directly.
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Enter AI: Panel Reports how AI Impacts their CDI Programs and Organizations

Artificial intelligence has probably helped improve your Netflix experience. AI helps Netflix suggest your next movie or series, based on your ratings of what you’ve watched before.

When you’re running late, six blocks from the restaurant, on foot, wearing the wrong shoes for jogging, and your dinner date texts to say they’re already there, AI on your phone gives you one less thing to worry about by suggesting a reply: “On my way.”

In March of this year, AHIMA and Iodine convened a panel of three clinical documentation integrity (CDI) leaders to discuss how applying AI and mobile technology to their work benefitted both their CDI programs and their organizations overall.

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AI Automates CDI, But Does it Improve Documentation?

Formal education. Informal education. Mobile apps. The art of the precision-timed hallway conversation. For as long as clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs have existed, CDI specialists have been coming up with ways to yield more accurate documentation in a timely manner.

Artifact, an Iodine solution, in collaboration with AHIMA, recently convened a panel of experts and released a white paper examining how technology based on artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) can improve not only processes through automation, but documentation quality, patient care, and even job satisfaction.

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Tips from an Expert Panel for Preventing Cyberattacks

More than one in three healthcare organizations globally experienced a ransomware attack in 2020, with an average cost of $1.27 million, including the ransom itself, downtime, and various recovery costs.

If your organization is attacked, cyber insurance can cover ransomware demands and remediation. But coverage isn’t a given. Strategies and overall cyberhygiene can affect an organizations’ insurability.

AHIMA and Olive AI convened an expert panel to explore how organizations, vendors, and suppliers can be prepared.

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