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New Expedition Begins: Privacy Under HIPAA

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2001




While all regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) directly affect how we manage health information, the privacy regulations are central for HIM professionals. It has always been our privilege to serve as patient advocates for information priv....

Growing the HIM Body of Knowledge

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2000


I am very excited about the contributions from this issue's feature authors. Each article is a strong new entrant to the body of professional knowledge about HIM. As we end 2000, AHIMA is ramping up its efforts to systematize the body of knowledge (BoK) for HIM so that it is a dynamic....

First Look Within

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2000


I borrow this column's title from a thought-provoking new book, Change the World, by Robert E. Quinn. Sound pretty lofty? Perhaps, until you read the subtitle: How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Results.

Quinn, a professor of organizational behavior and human....

Toward a National Health Information Infrastructure

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2000


I recently attended a symposium at the National Academy of Sciences celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS). The NCVHS is the Department of Health and Human Services' statutory public advisory body on health data, privacy, and ....

HIM: Changing Contexts, Changing Practice

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2000


How is the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 affecting academic medical centers? What is the likely impact of aging Baby Boomers on long term care and home care? What is contributing to the rise of complementary and alternative medicines?

This month, we focus on major trends acr....

Standards: Solutions or Culprits?

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2000


No other country on earth has as regulated a healthcare system as the US, and no country on earth comes close to our level of health spending. According to one estimate, Medicare regulations span more pages than the notorious Internal Revenue Code.1

Are all these standards....

For Health Records on the Internet, the Future Is Now

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2000


One of the Journal's editorial goals is to blend practical information that readers can use to improve practice today with topics that foretell future trends. The theme for this month's focus articles defies such neat classification. Health records on the Internet are undoubtedly the f....

Vision of Health Information Management in 2010

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1999


Two-thirds of today's health information managers will be in the prime of their careers 10 years from now. But what will the world of work look like? One way to gain an understanding of the future is to create scenarios. Scenarios are literally stories about the future th....

Benchmarking For a Burst of Creative Thinking

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 1999


It is precisely when an old paradigm crumbles and the new one is not yet in place that we get great bursts of creative thinking."1 I'm convinced that this is such a moment for HIM.

The old paradigm of a static, facility-bound record is, unfortunately, still the norm,....

AHIMA's Response to HCFA on the Notice of Proposed Rule-Making on the Proposed Prospective Payment System for Hospital Outpatient Services

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: January 06, 1999


Text:

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is pleased to have the opportunity to submit comments on the proposed prospective payment system for hospital outpatient services.

Description of the Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) Groups
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Framework for Understanding HIM in Managed Care

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 1998


The fundamental questions faced by HIM professionals in breaking into managed care are: "How is it different from institution-based HIM practice?" and "What do I need to know and learn to succeed?"

AHIMA's practice leadership staff is exploring these ques....

Conscious Transformational Change in HIM Services

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1998


The inevitability of HIM service restructuring is one of the fundamental tenets underlying AHIMA's Vision 2006. To thrive in an environment of dramatic healthcare industry restructuring and information technology explosion means that HIM services must change and we must learn to lead ....

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