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Benefits and Barriers of Implementation and Utilization of Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) Systems in Transfusion Medicine

Author: Coustasse, Alberto; Cunningham, Brian; Deslich, Stacie; Willson, Eric; Meadows, Pamela

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2015


Abstract


Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology is used by hospital supply chains to track medical products and monitor inventories. Hospitals have also begun incorporating RFID technology as part of their transfusion processes. The purpose of this review was to analyze....

Law Changes Patient Access to Clinical Lab Reports

Author: McLendon, Kelly

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2014



The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to look for avenues to allow greater patient access to their own health information so that they may be more active in their healthcare management. HHS recently created final rules that remove the Clinical Laboratory Improveme....

Correcting Lab Results in an EHR

Author: Wiedemann, Lou Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2010


The laboratory system within an EHR automates the historical process in which technicians documented results on lab shingles and pasted them on pages in the health record. In the paper environment, shingles were numerous and often taped one on top of the other to condense the record.

Laboratory Services Regulations Carry HIM Implications

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2002


This is Part 1 of a two-part article on national coverage and policies for clinical diagnostic laboratory services payable under medicare Part B. Part 1 concentrates on the administrative policies. Part 2, which will appear in the October issue of the Journal, will focus on the national covera....

Group Builds Consensus on Laboratory Test Policies

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999


The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) mandated that the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) use a negotiated rulemaking process to develop national administrative and coverage policies for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests under Medicare Part B. The BBA stipulates that the p....