Resolving Confidentiality Barriers in Research Data Collection
Author: Houser, Shannon H.; Engle, Molly; Schumacher, Joseph E; Caldwell, Ellen; Kohler, Connie L; Phelan, Sharon T; Raczynski, James M; Reynolds, Kim D
Source: Journal of AHIMA
Publication Date: March 2000
How can HIM professionals ensure data collection consistency without access to earlier records? When protecting patient anonymity posed a challenge in a research study, HIM professionals took a team approach to abstracting records that maintained quality without compromising confidentiality.