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What Is Diversity?

Author: Shepard-Jackson, Karen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 1999



Many organizations around the world are struggling to figure out how to reinvent themselves to gain and maintain their competitive advantage. Businesses and healthcare organizations are putting long- and short-term strategies into place to ensure that their research and development o....

Getting the Next Generation to Work for You

Author: Willner, Jordana

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 1999


Your entry-level job applicants resemble the teenyboppers on MTV. Your youngest employees look like your children. The media's hype about an apathetic, short-attention-spanned new generation causes you to doubt the abilities of your "twenty-something" workers.

We....

Managing Change

Author: Fletcher, Donna M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 1999



Change is, and will continue to be, a constant in today's organizations. In fact, change is the attempt an organization makes to improve itself. In Search of Excellence lists a bias for action (which results in change) as one of eight attributes of "excellent, innovative" companies....

Working with an Incentive Program for Transcription

Author: Anderson, Jamelia

Source: Brief Encounter

Publication Date: November 02, 1998


After several months of planning, Smith-Glynn-Callaway, a multi-specialty clinic in Springfield, MO, implemented an incentive program for transcription. Since the inception of the program on March 16, great strides have been made. Previously, the medical transcriptionists worked many long hou....

Evaluating Workplace Ergonomics Has Benefits For All

Author: Kuehn, Lynn

Source: Brief Encounter

Publication Date: August 02, 1998


Ergonomics is the study of the relationship between the worker and the work environment. It is more commonly thought of as designing (or redesigning) the work environment to meet the needs of the worker.
This designing of the work environment is vitally important to all companies. Cumul....

Journal Q&A (5/98)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: May 02, 1998


Q: The facility that I work for is planning to use an outside copy service. How can we be sure it will protect our patient information?

A: Start by evaluating the potential companies to ensure that they are reputable and provide quality services. Next, ask the various ....

Organizational Restructuring: One HIM Team's Approach

Author: Smith, Carol F.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1998


Organizational restructuring offers a number of challenges -- and opportunities -- to employees. This article describes how members of one organization's HIM staff participated in a systemwide restructuring process, from planning to implementation to assessment of results.
Today's era o....

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