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HIM Metamorphosis

Author: Kalata, Marcia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998



Five years ago, if someone had told me my organization would construct a new building without a chart room and would require half as many medical record clerks and that coders would work without stacks of charts at their desks, I'd have thought they were from a different planet. But....

Implementing the Enterprise Master Patient Index

Author: Adragna, Lisa

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998


In implementing a cross-facility initiative, the importance of planning and understanding the implications for all facilities can't be overlooked. Here's how one integrated delivery network navigated the challenges of implementing a cross-facility enterprise master patient inde....

IT Implementation Requires HIM Expertise

Author: Didear, Kay

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998


Implementing a computer-based patient record (CPR) begins long before the first installment of software is loaded. This process significantly benefits from the skills and expertise health information management professionals bring to the table. But don't assume that your healthcare m....

Performance Improvement for Documentation

Author: Labak, Carol

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998


We've all seen it before: that look of bewilderment on a physician's face when a discussion about documentation arises. While this is not the first incidence of this discussion between the physician and the health information manager, neither is it the first time the HIM professional ....

Government Moves Ahead with CPR Endeavor

Author: Blumenthal, Jane E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998


Though issues about establishing an inter-departmental computer-based patient record (CPR) between the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have been on the table for a long time, real action toward a CPR began in November 1997, according to Colonel Lynn....

Journal Q&A (10/98)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 02, 1998


Q: Where can I find information about a system that will allow for the electronic transmission of Minimum Data Set (MDS) information?

A: One of the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA's) proposals relating to the MDS 2.0 resident assessment process requires lo....

Continuous Speech Recognition: What You Should Know

Author: Clark, Holly

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998


Is speech recognition a futuristic dream, an emerging technology, or a current reality? How vital is speech input to a computerized patient record strategy? How can you influence your organization to investigate speech recognition options that best meet its needs? There are no simple answers t....

Journal Q&A (10/98)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 02, 1998


Q: I am currently serving on a team that is looking at re-engineering its patient cycle time (i.e., getting the patient in and out of the facility as quickly and efficiently as possible, without sacrificing patient/provider interaction). As we review our release of information processe....

State of the Computer-based Patient Record

Author: Amatayakul, Margret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998


Value, experiments, promises, disappointments, hype, compromises, and change all characterize the status of the computer-based patient record (CPR). An industry expert offers some perspective on where the CPR has been and where it's going.

In 1873, Florence Nightingale lamented her....

Components of the CPR: An Overview

Author: Martin, Tom; Fuller, Sandra R.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998


To better participate in the implementation of the CPR, it's important that HIM professionals understand the nuts and bolts of a system. Here's an overview from the ground up.
Across the nation, the implementation of computer-based patient record (CPR) progresses -- slowly but steadily.....

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