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AHIMA calls for unified data standards
Modern Healthcare

The American Health Information Management Association says it’s prepared to work alongside vendors, insurers, providers and the federal government to develop needed industrywide governance standards for health information technology. In a news release issued during AHIMA’s annual convention and exhibit, taking place in Chicago, the group said interoperability standards and common coding guidelines are necessary to protect patient safety, bolster quality improvement efforts and quell concerns about fraud and abuse.