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Overcoming Barriers To Adopting And Implementing Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems In U.S. Hospitals

Author: Poon, Eric G.; Blumenthal, David; Jaggi, Tonushree ; Honour, Melissa M; Bates, David W; Kaushal, Rainu ; Health Affairs

Source: External web site

Publication Date: July 02, 2004

Senior management at twenty-six hospitals was interviewed to identify ways to overcome barriers to adopting and implementing CPOE. Findings presented here highlight several policy levers to speed the adoption of this important patient safety technology.

E-HIM Framework and Case Study

Author: Cassidy, Bonnie S.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Overview of e-HIM

Evolution from e-Health Task Force to e-HIM Task Force
e-HIM definitions and descriptions
AHIMA's Vision of e-Health and e-HIM
Career opportunities for e-HIM professionals
Roles, resources, and competencies in e-HIM
Future of eHIM and wher....

Nurses' Attitudes About Computers: a Study

Author: Bifolco, Gigi

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005


Abstract


The growth of information technology in healthcare makes it necessary to understand nurses’ attitudes toward computers. The purpose of this study was to assess nurses’ attitudes towards computers and to determine what factors influenced nurses’ computer-....

Achieving a Nationwide Health IT Milestone

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2006


Electronic health record (EHR) systems achieve a great milestone this month. The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) will begin judging the first ambulatory EHRs on functionality, security, reliability, and interoperability criteria. As Mark Leavitt and Lisa G....

Laying the Groundwork for the EHR

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2006


As clinic coordinator and privacy officer for the University of Kentucky Health Service (Student Health and Employee Health), Lynn M. Crothers, CHPS, RHIT, is helping to lay the groundwork for an electronic health record (EHR) at her organization.


What are some of your ongoing pro....

EHR Progress: Reaching the Tipping Point?

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2007


There are many forecasts about how long it will take for EHRs to be the norm across healthcare. There is talk of a tipping point where penetration and momentum are great enough to move the rest of the industry. But just when will EHRs truly be mainstream technologies, and what are the stages f....

Pilot Debrief: Lessons Learned Assisting Physician Practices Adopt Health IT

Author: Fergusson, Kevin; Archer, Nancy; Donnelly, Sharon; Okerson, Barbara; Parker, Charles; Weir, John

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2007


The pilot behind today’s nationwide DOQ-IT project offers early lessons on both the characteristics and assistance that help physician offices succeed with health IT.
Physician adoption of health IT has become a major policy priority in the United States. But despite the drive to g....

Checking the Radar as the New Year Begins

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008


As health information managers, our radar screens are as full as those of air traffic controllers at O’Hare Airport. In the cover story that follows, AHIMA’s talented staff select 12 hot topics to watch in 2008, from regulations and standards to emerging e-HIM practices.
From th....

Healthcare's Future Transformation

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008


Kolodner: National Health IT Agenda Is about Improving Care

Robert Kolodner, MD, has the future of healthcare in his sights. It’s a future in which healthcare delivery is transformed—and health information management is a key part of the process.

Kolodner, who heads th....

Understanding Use Cases

Author: Washington, Lydia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2008


As national health IT initiatives move forward, it is important that HIM professionals understand the role and functions of use cases. Use cases are an extension of workflow analysis, an early and essential step in selecting or designing new health information technology. This article defines....

ACE Discussion Facilitator Swears by the EHR

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: April 2008

As an ACE member, Stanley Padfield appreciates the chance to confer with other HIM professionals about the challenges and benefits of EHRs. He wants to share what he has learned, but also find out other’s experiences.

Electronic Health Records in Ambulatory Care: a National Survey of Physicians

Author: DesRoches, Catherine M.; Campbell, Eric G; Rao, Sowmya R; Donelan, Karen; Ferris, Timothy G; Jha, Ashish; Kaushal, Rainu ; Levy, Douglas E; Rosenbaum, Sara; Shields, Alexandra E; Blumenthal, David

Source: External web site

Publication Date: June 18, 2008

Physicians who use EHRs believe such systems improve quality of care and are generally satisfied with them. However, as of early 2008, electronic systems had been adopted by only a small minority of U.S. physicians. (New England Journal of Medicine)

Renewing the Vision of the Digital Medical Practice

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2008


I recently observed a series of focus groups in which high school students, “Generation Y” young adults, working parents with small children, and “pioneer” baby boomers discussed health IT. As you would expect, there were many differences in how these groups use technology.


Ho....

Weighing the Stark Law Exceptions

Author: Howrey, Linda

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2008


Donations of software and services to physicians allowed under the anti-kickback exceptions are meant to spur health IT adoption, but evaluating the potential is a complex exercise for both donor and recipient.

Exceptions to the Stark Law and the anti-kickback statute enable hospital....

Planning Forms Automation

Author: Hyde, Cynthia S

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2008


A carefully crafted project plan is the first step in achieving expectations and lasting value from electronic forms management.

The intent of transitioning from paper-based processes to electronic, automated systems and solutions is to benefit the operations of healthcare facilities....

Regional Extension Centers Offer New Jobs for HIM

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 06, 2009


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) set aside $500 million for healthcare workforce development in professions like HIM. ARRA also expanded and even created new HIM jobs through the act’s $19 billion investment in the national transition to electronic health record systems.
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Blumenthal Heralds Era of Meaningful Use

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Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 07, 2009


This is a time that many have hoped and wished for,” David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, national coordinator for health information technology, said during Tuesday’s general session. Blumenthal gave the audience an overview of current federal initiatives in health information technology and the contrib....

Overview of the Meaningful Use NPRM

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: January 20, 2010



Jan 20, 2010 08:42 pm

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series


Paper no. 1


On January 13, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking on the “meaningful use” EHR incentive program. On....

Meaningful Use: Provider Requirements

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: January 21, 2010



Jan 20, 2010 11:46 pm
AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 2

The first paper in the series offered a general overview of the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on January 13, 2....

Meaningful Use and EHR Certification

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 03, 2010




Feb 03, 2010 03:35 pm

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series
Paper no. 4

Preceding papers in this series have reviewed requirements within the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Jan....

Measures Reporting for Eligible Providers

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 11, 2010



Feb 11, 2010 12:01 am


AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 5a


The fourth paper in this series reviewed the EHR certification requirements related to the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare....

Measures Reporting for Eligible Hospitals

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 11, 2010



Feb 11, 2010 12:02 am


AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 5b


The fourth paper in this series reviewed the EHR certification requirements related to the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers for Medicare....

Clinical Quality Measures for Hospitals

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 17, 2010



Feb 17, 2010 01:26 pm

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series
Paper no. 6b

Papers 5a and 5b in this series reviewed the functionality measures for providers and hospitals described in the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, published by the Centers fo....

Clinical Quality Measures for Providers

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 17, 2010



Feb 17, 2010 01:25 pm



AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 6a


Papers 5a and 5b in this series reviewed the functionality measures for providers and hospitals described in the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, publish....

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