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Statement on Privacy and Confidentiality

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: September 20, 2002

Approved by AHIMA Board of Directors -- September 2002
Note: This AHIMA position statement was replaced in July 2003 by the "Statement on the Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security of Health Records". Statement on Privacy and Confidentiality
AHIMA’s Position
AHIMA members believe pr....

Laying the Groundwork for the EHR

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2006

As clinic coordinator and privacy officer for the University of Kentucky Health Service (Student Health and Employee Health), Lynn M. Crothers, CHPS, RHIT, is helping to lay the groundwork for an electronic health record (EHR) at her organization.

What are some of your ongoing pro....

Regional Extension Centers Offer New Jobs for HIM

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 06, 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) set aside $500 million for healthcare workforce development in professions like HIM. ARRA also expanded and even created new HIM jobs through the act’s $19 billion investment in the national transition to electronic health record systems.

Transcription Toolkit

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA toolkit

Publication Date: June 02, 2012

This toolkit provides resources and guidance with regard to transcription and its role in supporting the electronic health record (EHR).

The Healthcare Wall of Shame

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2013

While stolen laptops and hacking of healthcare computer networks have dominated the headlines, healthcare privacy and security experts warn that covered entities are ignoring the risks posed by unsecured paper records.

In response to new additions to the Office for Civil Rights'....

HIM Functions in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety. Appendix C: HIM’s Role in Data Capture, Validation, and Maintenance

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA practice brief attachment

Publication Date: August 2011

A critical component of AHIMA's draft HIM Core Model, a robust description of the functions and opportunities open to current and future HIM professionals, is capture and maintenance of health data.1 HIM professionals are encouraged to assume a leadership role in outlining how data are captured....

AHIMA, Industry Groups Make Connections to Promote Health Records

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: September 2003

Are you ready for the e-HIM future? In the coming months, you'll be hearing a lot about AHIMA's e-HIM initiative. E-HIM stands for "electronic health information management" and looks ahead to the benefits and changes that will occur when the industry makes the transition from managing paper-ba....

EHRs as the Business and Legal Records of Healthcare Organizations. Appendix A: Issues in Electronic Health Record Management (2010 update)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA practice brief attachment

Publication Date: November 2010

Electronic health record management (EHRM) is the process by which electronic (e.g., digital) health records are created or received and preserved for legal or business purposes. EHRM requires decision making throughout the EHR’s life cycle-through the processing, distribution, maintenanc....

Confidential Health Information and the Internet

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: January 02, 1998

[Note: This statement was replaced in part in July 2006 by Statement on Health Information Confidentiality: A Joint Position Statement from AHIMA and AMIA.]
The Internet, a network of several million computers, serves as a global information highway. Applications available....

Clinical Quality Measures for Providers

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: February 17, 2010

Feb 17, 2010 01:25 pm

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series

Paper no. 6a

Papers 5a and 5b in this series reviewed the functionality measures for providers and hospitals described in the notice of proposed rulemaking on meaningful use, publish....

Dial T for Training: Work Force and the EHR

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2006

What’s that sound? It could be your cell phone ringing…but it’s really a reminder to update your technology skills. Here’s the connection: Your cell phone may have the latest bells and whistles, but do you know how to use them? Likewise, are you a proficient user of the....

10 Security Domains (2011 update)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA practice brief

Publication Date: July 2011

This is the original web version of the practice brief, published in the May 2012 Journal of AHIMA. This practice brief has been updated. See the latest version here. This version is made available for historical purposes only.

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