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Journal Q&A (1/99)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: January 02, 1999


Q: I hear a lot of technical terms being used lately by information systems staff and I feel like I'm not speaking their "jargon." Could you clarify the meaning of some of these terms? Specifically, they are SQL, Java, TCP/IP, and IPX.

A: SQL stands for structured query language, whi....

Smart Cards for Healthcare: a Follow-up Visit

Author: Ross, Bruce

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: March 02, 2000


Smart cards are a peculiar subject when it comes to healthcare in the United States. They are viewed as everything from an up-andcoming product to an inscrutable and hard to integrate backwater technology. Today, all that is rapidly changing. As shown by its adoption by Microsoft, Sun Micro,....

Smart Cards May Make Security a Non-Issue

Author: Deike, Karen

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: November 02, 2000


Smart cards have long held enormous potential for governments in managing healthcare information and delivering benefits to clients with more efficiency, less fraud, and greater customer satisfaction. But critical to gaining acceptance of the cards is the ability to assure clients that the in....

Internet "Cookie Jar"

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: In Confidence (newsletter) | AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: May 02, 2001


Q: What does the term “cookie”mean when used in reference to the Internet? Are cookies something I need to be concerned about?
A: Cookies are bits of code sent to your computer by the Web sites you visit. These cookies allow sites to collect and store information about your visits. Cook....

Implementing a Mobile Coding Solution

Author: Colgan, Peter

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: July 02, 2001


Wireless computing technologies capable of enabling clinical and administrative decision support throughout the extended healthcare enterprise have arrived! Among the benefits of any wireless healthcare solution is the wide distribution of information throughout the enterprise. This benefit r....

Key to Using Digital Certificates

Author: Barnett, David H.

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: April 02, 2002


This is the second article in a two-part series.
Background

For over 2,000 years, in all recorded histories and for all civilizations, sending secret messages required that both the sender and receiver share a common secret key. The key that decrypted a message was the same a....

Biometric Technology Offers Secure Solutions

Author: Wheeler, Doug

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: May 02, 2002


The latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on emergency department visits indicates that the number of patient visits continues to climb. If the current increase in patient volume continues, emergency departments across the US will handle approximately 115 mill....

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