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360-Degree Performance Appraisals

Author: Spath, Patrice L.

Source: Quality Resource (newsletter)

Publication Date: May 02, 2001

Typically performance appraisals have been limited to a feedback process between employees and supervisors. However, an increased focus on teamwork, employee development, and customer service has shifted the emphasis of performance appraisals. Many sources are now being used to evaluate emplo....

Achieving Excellence through Partnership: Best Practices in HIM Outsourcing

Author: Fields-Hinkle, MaryAgnes; Cole, Jeffrey; Hunt, Denise

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007


It’s no secret that most healthcare organizations in the United States suffer from a severe shortage of experienced clinical coders. Preliminary data from the American Health Information Management Association’s 2005 Technology in Coding survey reports that an average of 80....

AHIMA and Diversity Management

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2001

The American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) members are increasingly diverse, not only in their professional roles, but also in their ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds. Thus, AHIMA's members reflect the changing profile of the health service workforce. Today, more than....

Are Report Cards Measuring Up?

Author: Spath, Patrice L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2000

Healthcare report cards have been in existence for more than 10 years. Have their efforts
to measure and compare performance made a difference? This article looks at the state
of the art.
In the late 1960s, researchers in Maine decided to study the use of healthcare services....

Art and Science of Project Management

Author: Seidl, Patricia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2003

Completing a project successfully requires far more than a handful of meetings and a checklist. Project management is a process in itself—one that can ensure a positive outcome. Learn more from our expert.
Anyone who has ever sat in traffic due to road construction or witnessed the s....

Assessing Privacy Risk in Outsourcing

Author: Davino, Margaret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004

Healthcare providers can outsource transcription, but they can’t outsource their obligation to safeguard privacy. Here’s how to minimize risk.
Healthcare providers are faced with multiple pressures, many of them financial. The need for management to meet financial constraints....

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