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Passion for Coding

Author: Featheringham, Meg

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2005


Tanai Nelson, CCS, CCS-P, always knew that she wanted to go into some branch of the medical field. “I always thought I was to going to be a nurse at first,” she says. “I’ve always been intrigued about medicine, how things work, and learning about the body. Coding was ju....

Backbone of the Security Rule

Author: Featheringham, Meg

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2005


For Gail Kraft, RHIA, CHPS, a patient’s medical information is sacred. “For me, and I believe this is true for other health information professionals, we’ve always been passionate about protecting the privacy of our patients and their medical information,” she says. As....

Discovering HIM in South Africa

Author: Featheringham, Meg

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2004


When asked how she came to be in her current position at the Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, Erin Truter, RHIA, admits that she “was in the right place at the right time.”

Although now a long way from the US, Truter began her c....

Laying the Foundation for the NHII

Author: Featheringham, Meg

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2004


The news is spreading across the country about the need for a national healthcare information infrastructure (NHII). HIM professionals are crucial to getting the word out and moving this initiative forward. Gail Graham, RHIA, is at the forefront of the charge to implement an NHII. As director....

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