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HIM in Physician Practices
: Comparing Health Information Management in Physician Practices and Hospitals


Author: Warner, Diana; Washington, Lydia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2009


The majority of HIM professionals still practice in hospital settings and are most familiar with the HIM functions performed there.1 However, HIM professionals in hospitals frequently work with doctors in private practice, and HIM career opportunities may well grow in physician practices due t....

IG 101: What is Information Governance?

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2013






Unlike most businesses and industries, in a simplified view healthcare is really about life and death, where data and information can be considered the lifeblood of any organization in providing healthcare services. Healthcare information a critical resource that must be und....

IG 101: The Role of HIM Professionals

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2013






Information can be used to support initiatives such as meaningful use, quality measures, and new payment models. An information governance framework must extend beyond hardware and software into management policies, procedures, and decisions that shape how an organization cr....

Information Governance 101

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2013


Healthcare information a critical resource that must be understood and utilized appropriately in order to provide safe, effective, and high-quality care. The fact-based decision making that is so vital to the continued success of organizations today is dependent upon the availability of informa....

IG 101: Information Governance is Needed Now

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2013






Why should healthcare organizations begin to implement an information governance program now when there are so many other pressing initiatives? The answer lies in the strategic management of information. All of these initiatives involve data and information—having an informa....

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