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Managing Amendments in an HIE Environment

Author: Burns, Janelle; Costello, Stephanie; Lewis, Sharon; Meyer, Melanie; Panzarella, Deanna; Westhafer, Kathy J

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2018

Managing Amendments in an HIE Environment

The era of electronic health information has increased the complexity of managing amended protected health information (PHI) and the designated record set (DRS). Historically, changes had to be made to handwritten and transcribed reports and then co....

Understanding HIM’s Impact on Quality at the National Level

Author: Munn, Catherine; Backman, Cecilia; Costello, Stephanie; Wise, Lee A; Westhafer, Kathy J

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2015



The future of healthcare continues to evolve with the introduction of alternative reimbursement models. The industry is moving from traditional fee-for-service models to those focused on quality of care and documented outcome improvements. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of....

Roles for HIM Professionals in HIOs

Author: Bailey-Woods, Linda; Dooling, Julie A; Fabian, Diane; Kuehnast, Tanya; Luthi-Terry, Stephanie; Raymond, Jackie; Rhodes, Harry B.; Westhafer, Kathy J

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2014



Simply stated the goal of health information exchange (HIE) is very clear-cut and easy to understand—establish networks that connect healthcare providers electronically in order to facilitate higher quality healthcare.


However, actual implementation of HIE business mod....