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AHIMA publishes statement regarding the definition of meaningful use

HIM-HIPAA Insider, May 5, 2009

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AHIMA set forth several meaningful use measures and elements in a statement that Sandra Fuller, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, AHIMA’s chief operating officer, delivered during the April 29 National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics meaningful use hearings in Washington, DC. The statement reiterates that "The most critical element of meaningful use is widespread adoption of standards-based certified EHRs accepted uniformly across all the industry and not varied by payer, patient, or provider groups." AHIMA also advocates for the establishment of a "roadmap that recognizes the incremental definition of meaningful use that must exist given the current nature of EHRs and HIE [health information exchange]." Click here to view the statement.



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