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HIM in Corrections

Author: Altus, Bonnie; Leeka, Joyce

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2006

What prompted you to take a position in this field?

Altus: I was working in IT when I got my RHIT, and this position became available without requiring relocation when I decided to leave IT and move into HIM. It seemed like a good first step into HIM and an interesting challen....

When Inmates Become Patients

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2001

When you think of places to expand your professional horizons, prison is probably not the first venue that comes to mind. But that's where Maryanne Perlmutter, MPH, RHIA, CPHQ, CCHP, found her ideal job.

As standards compliance coordinator at the Central California Women's....

Corrections Connection

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1999

During his work day, Mark Barnard, ART, performs functions similar to HIM professionals in other settings: processes medical records, enters data, and responds to requests for information. But for Barnard, there also is an important difference. Namely, the people whose health informati....