MD Anderson Cancer Center Gains Freedom By Outsourcing Release Of Information

Source: Health IT Outcomes

The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) 86th Convention and Exhibit was held September 27 – October 3 in the San Diego Convention Center, and Health IT Outcomes editor John Oncea had the opportunity to speak with a wide range of attendees.

Oncea was able to speak with AHIMA members and presenters about everything from the effective management of health data, to the need for medical records to deliver quality healthcare to the public, to electronic documentation and health record management. In addition, several of healthcare’s leading vendors shared how technology is enabling HIM professionals better manage the ICD-10 transition, save health systems millions of dollars, achieve HIMSS Level 7, and achieve favorable electronic health record (EHR) implementations.

Ikae Barnett, who serves as the liaison between HIM/Legal/Risk/Compliance at MD Anderson Cancer Center and focuses on regulatory compliance, privacy, and general process improvement attended AHIMA to speak on behalf of HealthPort. Barnett shared the benefits of the relationship, including how HealthPort has helped MD Anderson release information, freeing its staff for other tasks.