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What the Data Say About HIM Professional Trends

Author: Marc, David; Robertson, Janet; Gordon, Leslie; Green-Lawson, Zakevia D; Gibbs, David; Dover, Kayce; Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2017



In 2015 a workforce study was conducted using a survey instrument to define how health information management (HIM) is shifting to meet future needs and what knowledge, skills, education, and credentials will be necessary to perform successfully as an HIM practitioner.1 This study discover....

Keeping Current in the Electronic Era: Data Age Transforming HIM’s Mandatory Workforce Competencies

Author: Sandefer, Ryan; DeAlmeida, Dilhari R; Dougherty, Michelle; Mancilla, Desla; Marc, David

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2014



Ponder this for a moment. From the beginning of recorded history to 2003, five exabytes (five billion gigabytes) of information was created by humans, according to recent IBM calculations. The rate at which that level of information is being created is increasing exponentially. In 2012, fi....

At the Intersection of Health and Justice

Author: Cloud, David; Dougherty, Michelle; May, Robert L, II; Parsons, Jim; Wormeli, Paul; Rudman, William J.

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2014



The concentration of incarcerated individuals with mental health and physical problems in the United States has led to the labeling of jails and prisons as the “hospitals of last resort” for those unable to access healthcare services in the community. As funding for community b....

EHR Payment Incentives for Providers Ineligible for Payment Incentives and Other Funding Study

Author: Dougherty, Michelle; Williams, Margaret; Millenson, Michael; Harvell, Jennie

Source: AHIMA report | U.S. Department of Health & Human Services | U.S. DHHS. Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Publication Date: June 2013

Report to Congress on the extent to which and manner in which payment incentives should be made available to health care providers receiving minimal or no payment incentives or other funding under HITECH.

Still Seeking the Legal EHR: The Push for Electronic Records Increases, the Record Management Questions Remain

Author: Dougherty, Michelle; Washington, Lydia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2010


Electronic health records are edging into the mainstream, but they still have one foot outside the law. Many EHR systems struggle to create credible and compliant business records, and with major initiatives like the ARRA incentive program pushing their adoption, now is the time to get the ele....

Using the HL7 Standard to Evaluate Your Legal EHR

Author: Dougherty, Michelle

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 05, 2009


As electronic health record (EHR) systems are deployed, it is critical that they are evaluated for medico-legal functionality in support of record integrity. The International Standards Organization (ISO) 20514 identifies medico-legal purposes as one of the secondary uses for EHR data providin....

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