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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.

2008 HIMSS Security Survey


Source: External web site

Publication Date: October 28, 2008

This report provides the results of a survey of IT and security professionals addressing security environments in healthcare organizations, including access to patient data, tracking and audit logs, network security, and medical identity theft.

2009 HIMSS Security Survey

Author: HIMSS

Source: External web site

Publication Date: November 03, 2009

This study addressed security enviroments, including access to patient data, access tracking and audit logs, and medical identity theft, as well as preparedness and approaches for meeting new privacy and security requirements contained in ARRA.

ABCs of Medicare Advantage

Author: Hernandez, Jeannette

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: November 2008

Although most Medicare beneficiaries receive their health coverage through the traditional Medicare Part A and B fee-for-service programs, more and more beneficiaries are enrolling in Medicare Part C, referred to as Medicare Advantage (MA), to manage their healthcare costs.

By June 2....

Access Audit Trails: En Route to Security

Author: Halpert, Aviva M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2000

An electronic access audit trail can be an effective security tool if the right conditions are in place. In this article, learn how to ensure that your organization has the right technology, procedures, mechanisms, and plans to implement an audit trail.
Working with healthcare informatio....

Access Controls: Striking the Right Balance

Author: Amatayakul, Margret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2005

As healthcare organizations put the finishing touches on their HIPAA security compliance plans, many are finding that updating access controls is not easy. Clinicians often scoff at the word “control” in general and at “access control” in particular. Not all products ar....

Accessing and Using Data from Wearable Fitness Devices

Author: Rhodes, Harry B.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2014

A rapidly aging global population in many industrialized countries accompanied by an increase in chronic diseases and the high cost of managing such diseases has led many to turn to a technological solution to ease the burden on healthcare professionals and provide useful tools to the elde....

Access to Health Information: It Takes a Village

Author: Butler, Mary

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2015

Obtaining access to one’s written or electronic medical records in a timely manner is one of the guarantees listed in AHIMA’s “Consumer Health Information Bill of Rights.” Yet, for one consumer, Amanda Michelle Jones, MS, AM, being on a first-name basis with medical records depa....

Accounting for Disclosure Cost Analysis Worksheet

Author: Dunn, Rose T

Source: External - used with permission

Publication Date: May 02, 2003

This worksheet has been developed to provide guidance on components to consider in developing the basis for a reasonable, cost-based charge for the Accounting for Disclosure (164.528). This worksheet is not intended to be all inclusive. Users are encouraged to discuss inclusions to this analysis with their facility’s cost accountant.

Accounting of Disclosures: ARRA’s Impact

Author: Rhodes, Harry B.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 05, 2009

The accounting of disclosures requirement is one of the most difficult HIPAA privacy rule compliance issues to implement. Following the August 2002 modifications to the privacy rule requirements, the accounting for disclosures requirement has stood out as the HIPAA requirement demanding the big....

ACE Discussion Facilitator Swears by the EHR

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: April 2008

As an ACE member, Stanley Padfield appreciates the chance to confer with other HIM professionals about the challenges and benefits of EHRs. He wants to share what he has learned, but also find out other’s experiences.

ACE Member Educates on Copy/Paste


Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: October 2009

An avid HIM volunteer, author, presenter, and Action Community for e-HIM Excellence (ACE) member, Diana Warner recently helped take on the copy/paste subject for an AHIMA toolkit and webinar detailing copy/paste best practices. Warner's close working relationship with physicians also led her to volunteer as co-chair of the AHIMA Physician Practice Council, a committee she has served on since its inception three years ago.

ACE Member Offers Personal e-HIM Expertise

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2007

Hoping to help other facilities take e-HIM to heart, Jennifer Laughlin is volunteering her knowledge and expertise through the new AHIMA initiative, the Action Community for e-HIM Excellence (ACE).

ACE Member Went from Surgeon to HIT Expert


Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2009

Today, Pawan Goyal is the chief medical officer of the government healthcare division at EDS, an HP Company, based in Plano, TX. His division works with entities like the Department of Veterans Affairs implementing and managing HIT systems. One of the first Action Community for e-HIM Excellence (ACE) members, Goyal feels his new career helps him impact a wider patient base than he ever could as a surgeon—through designing and implementing patient-centered health information technology.

Achieving a Nationwide Health IT Milestone

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2006

Electronic health record (EHR) systems achieve a great milestone this month. The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) will begin judging the first ambulatory EHRs on functionality, security, reliability, and interoperability criteria. As Mark Leavitt and Lisa G....

Achieving Consent and Maintaining Data Quality in an Era of Health Information Exchange at the Bronx RHIO

Author: Fernandes, Lorraine M.; Shatzkin, Nance L

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 05, 2009

In the summer of 2005, interest in data sharing was growing around the country and some working health information exchange (HIE) models were in place, but none on the east coast. In the Bronx, the increase of capitated payment models and risk-based agreements between large  healthcare pr....

Achieving Health Information Systems Interoperability

Author: Orlova, Anna

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2015

With the growing adoption of health information technology (HIT), interoperability—or the sharing of data between systems—has become a topic that everybody in healthcare is talking about. Interoperability impacts every stakeholder in healthcare with each individual party involv....

Achieving Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology: A Guide for Physicians to the EHR Incentive Programs

Author: Marcotte, Leah; Seidman, Joshua J; Trudel, Karen; Berwick, Donald M ; Blumenthal, David; Mostashari, Farzad; Jain, Sachin H

Source: External web site

Publication Date: May 14, 2012

An overview of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and guide for physicians in the process of how to demonstrate meaningful use of health information technology. (Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(9):731-736.)

Adapting BA Practices to Meet the Omnibus Rule

Author: McSteen, Thomas

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2013

The 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule marks a key milestone for implementation of the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). One of the most far-reaching impacts of HITECH and the Omnibus Rule is that business associates (BA) and their subcontractors now mu....

Adapting Enterprise Workflow for ICD-10-CM/PCS

Author: Clark, Jill S

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2013

During her speech at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said the healthcare industry should proceed full steam ahead on preparing to implement ICD-10-CM/PCS. The message conveyed is that CMS is 100 p....

Adoption and Barriers to Adoption of Electronic Health Records by Nurses in Three Governmental Hospitals in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Author: El-Mahalli, Azza Ali

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: 2015


Although electronic health records (EHRs) have been implemented in many hospitals and healthcare providers benefit from their effective and efficient data processing, their evaluation from nurses has received little attention. This project aimed to assess the adoption and....

Advancing Secondary Data Uses through Data Standards: HL7 Project Advances the “Collect Once, Use Many Times” Paradigm

Author: Kallem, Crystal; Richesson, Rachel; DuLong, Donna; Sison, Luigi; Van Dyke, Patricia; Mon, Donald T.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2011

Organizations must consider a multitude of data standards and reporting requirements when capturing and aggregating healthcare data. These standards and requirements are vast in scope and complex to implement.

To help address these challenges, healthcare desperately needs clearly de....

AHIMA Comments on Privacy Rule

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2000

On January 18, 2000, AHIMA submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the proposed rule for 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 160 through 164: "Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information." The proposed rule....

AHIMA Conference Probes E-health Questions

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2000

Ten years ago, few of us envisioned the explosion of the Internet. Neither did we anticipate that the Internet would permeate our lives and change a myriad of daily routines.

Today, with every magazine, business, and think tank trying to envision what further ch....

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....

AHIMA Issues First Grace Award: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Receives HIM Excellence Award

Author: Dooling, Julie A; Wiedemann, Lou Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2012

Innovative approaches in health information management (HIM) led to the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) being selected as the winner of the first AHIMA Grace Award. The award was presented to UWHC leadership on October 2 before thousands of HIM professionals at AHIMA’s 84t....

AHIMA Mobilizes to Meet the e-HIM Call

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2003

At the 74th National Convention and Exhibit in September 2002, Executive Director Linda Kloss announced an electronic health information management (e-HIM) initiative designed to expand support to members and the industry to migrate from paper records to an electronic information infrastructure....

AHIMA Offers Tips, Tools for Auditing in Long-term Care

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2001

Once upon a time, the role of the medical records department in a long-term care (LTC) facility was to file and assemble discharge records. Those days are long gone. Today, it is critical for HIM practitioners to focus on the content and quality of the documentation in the medical record.

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