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Pledge Your Allegiance


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2014

Patient empowerment is only one button click away for thousands of Americans thanks to the growing Blue Button Initiative, a collection of data-sharing applications that connects patients to their records instantly.

The Blue Button Initiative, which healthcare providers and othe....

PHRs—The Hook to Engage and Inform Consumers?

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2008

The Internet, cell phones, and other technologies have forever changed how we communicate and gain access to information. We manage and track our finances and medical and other benefits online. Some are even fortunate enough to be able to communicate with their physicians through secure e-mail....

Personal Health Records: Beneficial or Burdensome for Patients and Healthcare Providers?

Author: Lester, Melissa; Boateng, Samuel; Studeny, Jana; Coustasse, Alberto

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: April 2016


Personal health records (PHRs) have been mandated to be made available to patients to provide increased access to medical care information, encourage participation in healthcare decision making, and enable correction of errors within medical records. The purpose of this s....

Personal Health Information is 'Saving Grace'

Author: Kennedy, Angela

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2014

As a health informatics and information management professional and a parent of two adopted children, my desire for complete and accurate medical information rocks the top of my “Mom to-do list.” My children, Zach and Grace, are siblings, adopted at the ages of two and four. State laws va....

Patient Side of Telemedicine

Author: Chenoweth, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2017

Two years ago, I travelled to central Honduras to volunteer my time and HIM expertise at a clinic that supports the primary care needs of 90,000 people. It was an experience I’ll never forget. Access to specialists is few and far between so the clinic had recently implemented telemedicine....

Patient Engagement Roles Emerging in Healthcare

Author: Millen, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2015

The discharge nurse asked Anna, a 70-year-old female recovering from a cholecystectomy, “Do you have any questions? Are the discharge instructions clear?” and added “You need to follow up with your doctor in two weeks and call them if you begin to feel worse.” Anna was overwhelmed by all....

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