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INDUSTRY WATCH

Doctors think EHR info safer EHRS

EVENTS

Electronic health record (EHR) systems are becoming more common in exam

rooms across the U.S., but how is the technology transition being perceived? A survey conducted by GfK Roper for Practice Fusion asked patients about their views on the safety of EHR vs. paper charts, while a separate survey posed the same questions to medical professionals. The results? A majority of physicians reported that EHRs are safer than their paper record counterparts, citing accessibility of data as the top safety benefi t.

February HIMSS12 Annual Conference & Exhibition,

Feb. 20-24, Las Vegas, brings together the latest in technologies, patient safety and quality, regulatory compliance, business best practices and personal growth all in one location. Experience thousands of products and services on the HIMSS12 exhibit fl oor. Don’t miss the new Knowledge Centers. New schedule for 2012 is Monday through Friday. www.himssconference.org

March Military Electronic Health Records, March 15-

16, Washington, D.C., brings together experts from government and industry who are modernizing the military healthcare IT infrastructure and developing next-generation military EHRs. www.militaryelectronichealthcare.com

April

Interconnected Health 2012: Enabling Health Through High-Impact IT, April 2-4, Chicago, will focus on approaches, challenges and solutions affecting the ability to connect health organizations and systems, and the role of IT as an enabler in achieving this connectivity. This event is geared toward the CxO suite and senior leaders within healthcare organizations. www.interconnected-health.org/cfp

PUBLICATIONS

“Preparing for a HIPAA Security Compliance Assessment,” by

William Miaoulis, CISA, CISM, is a must-have resource for health information management (HIM) and information technology (IT) professionals who manage HIPAA security requests for their facilities – and for enhancing learning in HIM education programs. The volume contains step-by-step information to create a HIPAA-compliant policy to further security and privacy. Also featured are:

tools, sample policies and checklists to provide samples of assessment needs; analysis of federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines; and tools to analyze information security and risk assessment.

This book is available through the AHIMA Web store: www.ahimastore.org.

6 February 2012 HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY www.healthmgttech.com

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