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Small Hospital Uses Data for Big Improvements

Author: Cinquegrani, Kelly

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2013



In order to take full advantage of health information technology, data, and analysis, an organization needs a standardization of protocols and its health IT systems must be built to support specific processes. FirstLight Health System (FLHS) has learned this first-hand over the last severa....

Enhance the Accuracy of Medication Histories for the Elderly by Using an Electronic Medication Checklist

Author: Wang, Tiankai; Biedermann, Sue E.

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: October 2012

Abstract

Medication errors may result in serious safety issues for patients. Medication error issues are more prevalent among elderly patients, who take more medications and have prescriptions that change frequently. The challenge of obtaining accurate medication histories for the elderly....

Present on Admission: Where We Are Now

Author: Garrett, Gail S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2009


Hospitals have nearly two years of POA reporting under their belts. With time, effort, and updates, assigning POA indicators is becoming routine business for coding professionals.

For the past several years, HIM professionals have served as a conduit for a rapidly evolving pay-for-pe....

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