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Making Sense of Standards: New HL7 Group Seeks to Coordinate a Multitude of Health Data Standard Efforts

Author: Hammond, William Edward; McCourt, Brian

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2007


Early efforts to create health data standards were led primarily by vendors, with support from providers. Vendors were right to take the reins on these standards, as most addressed technical issues related to interfacing best-of-breed systems or transmitting transaction data for reimburse....

What's Your EHR IQ?

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2007



HIM is becoming more automated and electronic every year. The basic skill set of the HIM professional has changed dramatically. The acronyms abound, from HL7 and CCHIT to HIEs. It can be hard to keep up with all the latest developments. Test your EHR IQ by answering the following questions....

Tips for Trainers

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2007


The time had come in the physicians’ meeting to discuss HIM issues, and Wilson was in charge of bringing the room up to speed.

Wilson, then the coding quality manager at Charleston, SC-based Roper St. Francis Healthcare, was new to public speaking and training. For a moment,....

Legal EHR FAQs

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: AHIMA Q and A | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2007


As healthcare organizations implement electronic health records (EHRs), more are re-examining the make-up of their legal health record. They frequently have questions about producing information from EHRs as well as how organizations should begin to define their legal health records.
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Health Record Banking: an Emerging PHR Model

Author: Wolter, Julie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2007



Many patients have their personal health information scattered across various practitioners and settings. Personal health records (PHRs) can help patients keep track of all their medical information. There are many different PHR products and models available today.


Cu....

Getting Quality Clinical and Coded Data: How UMHS's CDIP Improved Clinical Coded Data and Clinical Staff Relationships

Author: Blackford, Gwendolyn; Whitehouse, Rosanne

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2007


Obtaining codeable clinical documentation at the point of care in a large teaching facility can be challenging. However, the HIM department at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) in Ann Arbor, MI, took on the task, implementing a clinical documentation improvement program (CDI....

How Trauma Registries Affect Process Improvement

Author: McWilliams, Nathan

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

Background

Thanks to the efforts of organizations such as the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Trauma Society (ATS), and the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the national awareness of trauma as a leading cause of death and as a public health issue has grow....

Legal Health Record Update

Author: McLendon, Kelly

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007



Legal Health Records (LHR) continue to be major concern and topic of discussion among not only HIM professionals but all stripes of EHR players. “ What is the legal record” is a question that  I hear regularly, which among other things tells us that there is a growing awar....

From Free Text to Continuity of Care Record: Resolving the Semantic Interoperability Dilemma with Natural Language Understanding Tools

Author: Casella dos Santos, Mariana; Doyle, Karen; Flanagan, James R.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

Abstract

The continuity of care document (CCD) is an enabling technology that assures interoperability among RHIOS, IDNs, physician practices, and consultants down the street. The ASTM continuity of care record (CCR) answers the need for a transportable set of basic patient information ab....

Making Data Healthy

Author: Bell, Brenda

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

Brenda Bell, RHIA
Director, Medical Record Departments
Emory University Hospital
Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Introduction

The need for speed in identification and correction of patient identity errors has become critical wi....

Redesigning the HIM Department for an EHR

Author: Catlin, Cathy

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007


If you are fortunate, you will have the opportunity to design a new HIM department or redesign your current department to accommodate the changes that an EHR will impose upon you and your staff. I intend this document to explain the design process and the steps that an HIM d irector should tak....

In Search of eHIM®: A Case Study of Transformation to a Centralized HIM. Record Archival and EDMS Processing Center in a Multihospital Network

Author: Grzybowski, Darice

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

Background

Upon beginning the journey to a fully electronic health record (EHR), many healthcare systems find they face additional challenges in their ability to control the flow, storage, and retrieval of new and existing medical records. These organizations typically conclude they need....

Calculating the Costs of E-Discovery

Author: Dunn, Rose T

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007



The new electronic discovery rule requires organizations to calculate the costs associated with disclosing information that may not be readily accessible or, in the language of the rule, “reasonably accessible.” Determining those costs requires a thorough inventory of data stor....

Health Data's Second Life

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007




The use of health data for secondary purposes has been increasing, and federal agencies and industry organizations are exploring the need for more guidance.
Data in a health record don’t rest when care is complete and a bill is drawn up. Once treatment and reimbursement ar....

Privacy in the Spotlight

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007


Varying privacy practices that pose barriers to health information exchange are putting HIM concerns in the national spotlight.
The 35-year-old Minnesota woman’s winter vacation in the neighboring state of Wisconsin was going great, until her ski snapped and the accident happened. B....

Renewing HIM's Commitment to Privacy and Security

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007


If the thousands of pages of analysis from the RTI reports on privacy and security practices could be boiled down to just one phrase it would be “we’ve only just begun.” As reported in articles throughout this issue, the RTI research confirms that privacy and security regulat....

Breaking Down Privacy and Security Barriers to HIE

Author: Rhodes, Harry B.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007


As noted in the article “Confusion Continues over HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standards,” (J AHIMA, Nov-Dec 2007) the state-level research under the HISPC project identified a number of privacy and security barriers to health information exchange (HIE). Several reports came from this p....

Avoiding the Post-Implementation Blues

Author: McCoy, Michael J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007


Hospitals and clinics are sometimes too quick to say they’ve got their IT launch covered. Here are tips for avoiding famous last words and unpleasant surprises.
Organizations spend a tremendous amount of time identifying the consultants, vendors, and healthcare IT solutions that best....

Statement on Quality Healthcare Data and Information

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: December 14, 2007


Reviewed and Approved December 2007
AHIMA’s Position

Healthcare data and its transformation into meaningful information should be a central concern for consumers, healthcare providers, the healthcare industry, and the government. Standards, technologies, education, and research a....

Defining the Legal EHR: Simple or Complex?

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008


Just how complicated is defining the legal electronic record for disclosure? There’s nothing new to the need for a legally sound record of care. HIM professionals have helped meet that requirement with paper-based records for years. But just how new and complex is it to define the content....

Healthcare's Future Transformation

Author:

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008


Kolodner: National Health IT Agenda Is about Improving Care

Robert Kolodner, MD, has the future of healthcare in his sights. It’s a future in which healthcare delivery is transformed—and health information management is a key part of the process.

Kolodner, who heads th....

Damage of Medical Identity Theft

Author:

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008


HIM Professionals “Single Most Important Group” in Finding Solutions

Medical identity theft can wreck the lives of its victims and cost healthcare organizations money and time. But HIM professionals can help mitigate this growing problem, according to Pam Dixon, executive director of....

Year Ahead in HIM

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008


The healthcare industry enters 2008 with a score of hot topics related to health information management. Here are the issues to watch, picked by AHIMA’s professional practice and policy staff.
Presidential Election

Don Asmonga, MBA, director of government relatio....

Checking the Radar as the New Year Begins

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008


As health information managers, our radar screens are as full as those of air traffic controllers at O’Hare Airport. In the cover story that follows, AHIMA’s talented staff select 12 hot topics to watch in 2008, from regulations and standards to emerging e-HIM practices.
From th....

Enterprise Content Management from the Ground Up

Author: Nunn, Sandra L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2008


How a project that began with 50 policies and procedures critical to Joint Commission standards is growing into a content management system encompassing thousands of documents from across an organization.
Optimally healthcare organizations should arrive at an enterprise content management....

Understanding Use Cases

Author: Washington, Lydia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2008


As national health IT initiatives move forward, it is important that HIM professionals understand the role and functions of use cases. Use cases are an extension of workflow analysis, an early and essential step in selecting or designing new health information technology. This article defines....

Legal EHR—Friend, Not Foe

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2008


AHIMA has been working hard to advance the industry’s understanding of the legal electronic health record and to develop practical advice for ensuring that EHRs protect patients and providers at each stage of development. While descriptive, the phrase legal EHR seems to strike fear in some who....

Handling Sensitive Information in an NHIN

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2008


The topic of sensitive health data and how to keep it private in the electronic age is one of the most complex issues facing the development of a nationwide, interoperable health information exchange network.

Physicians need accurate medical records to provide adequate care. Yet pati....

Enterprise Content and Records Management

Author: Strong, Karen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2008


The convergence of litigation and electronic records is raising the bar on managing content from multiple systems and multiple departments. That need is introducing healthcare to the practice of managing content and records enterprise-wide.
We’ve come a long way since the days of microfil....

Legal EHR Roundtable: Views and Needs Differ by Stakeholder

Author:

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2008


Raising awareness and working effectively on an organization’s legal EHR depends in part on understanding differing stakeholder perspectives.
Many people throughout an organization have a stake in ensuring that its electronic health record can serve as its legal business record. Depending....

Managing Source System Content in the EHR

Author: Nunn, Sandra L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2008


Many of today’s healthcare entities have hybrid medical records, and policies abound describing what parts of the record are still accessed in paper and what components are now fully electronic. Wherever healthcare organizations are in the race to create fully accessible and secure elect....

Bridging the Translation Gap from ICD-9

Author: Butler, Rhonda R.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2008



A recurring theme in the ongoing ICD-10 implementation debate has been the need for a crosswalk between the old and new code sets to help the industry make the transition. The lack of an “official” mapping between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/-PCS has long been seen as a major challe....

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