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EHRs, the Doctor Will See You Now

Author: Carol, Ruth

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2005


EHR systems are costly to purchase, complex to evaluate, and require expertise to implement. So why are small physician practices buying more of them than ever before?
There are plenty of good reasons why EHRs have been scarce in small and medium-sized physician practices. Enormous cost....

On the Line: Professional Practice Solutions

Author: Carpenter, Jennifer E.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 1998


Q: I am currently employed by an organization that is implementing a long term care demonstration program for the frail elderly. I am in charge of the database for the demonstration. I'm writing policies and procedures for release of information and confidentiality and would like to ha....

OASIS Cracks Down on Home Care

Author: Carpenter, Jennifer E.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 1999



January 25, 1999, brought the publication of the final rule on the assessment and use of the Outcomes and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) in the Federal Register. This rule requires that each patient receive a patient-specific, comprehensive assessment that identifies the patient'....

Best Practices: What Works

Author: Carrier, Danielle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999




Medical record accuracy, record completion time, physician satisfaction—all of these are indicators of how well an HIM department is performing. The findings of a UHC benchmarking study may point the way to best practices that can be shared and adapted.

What....

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....

Data Governance—HIM’s Sweet Spot

Author: Cassidy, Bonnie S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2011


HIM's primary ethical obligation is to protect patient privacy and confidential information, which includes oversight of information disclosure; health information systems and health records; and the quality of information. Both paper and electronic health records contain personal and private....

E-HIM Framework and Case Study

Author: Cassidy, Bonnie S.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Overview of e-HIM

Evolution from e-Health Task Force to e-HIM Task Force
e-HIM definitions and descriptions
AHIMA's Vision of e-Health and e-HIM
Career opportunities for e-HIM professionals
Roles, resources, and competencies in e-HIM
Future of eHIM and wher....

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....

Can Utilizing a Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) System Prevent Hospital Medical Errors and Adverse Drug Events?

Author: Charles, Krista; Cannon, Margaret; Hall, Robert; Coustasse, Alberto

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: October 2014


Abstract


Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems allow physicians to prescribe patient services electronically. In hospitals, CPOE essentially eliminates the need for handwritten paper orders and achieves cost savings through increased efficiency. The purpose of this rese....

Successful EHR Implementation Strategies or How to Get the Doctors and Others on Board

Author: Chebeleu, Rachel C.; Cottrell, Carlton; Smith, Judy

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Overview

This paper describes the EHR implementation experiences of two different hospital systems in two different areas of the country with two different approaches to going paperless. Health First Inc., a group of three community hospitals in east-central Florida with facilities rangi....

Does Your Forms Committee Need a Facelift? Standardizing Best Practices for HIM-focused Committees—A Case Study in the Physician Practice Setting

Author: Chou, Edgar; Montroy, Tami

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2017



In most healthcare settings, health information management (HIM) initiatives are led by HIM professionals with collaboration from other organizational leaders. At Drexel University College of Medicine, it is no different. Representatives with expertise in risk management, privacy, complian....

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