E-signatures: Take Them Or Leave Them?

Know Your Facility’s Release of Information Policy In today’s technology-driven healthcare environment, e-signatures are common, yet they also raise many questions in the world of release of information (ROI). How can ROI specialists verify a patient’s identity when patients sign electronically through a portal, for example? What about when patients sign on an electronic pad/device? […]

Integrated delivery systems and data sharing: 4 questions that HIM can help to answer

In this quality-driven healthcare environment, hospital mergers are commonplace. Sometimes one or more hospitals merge directly. In other cases, hospitals merge together under one corporate umbrella that may include many other facilities. When these types of mergers occur, data integrity and information governance are critical. HIM professionals are often at the center of these changes, […]