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Meeting HIM Needs Through Advocacy Efforts

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2001




One of the major benefits of association membership is the opportunity to participate in advocacy efforts on national and local levels. At AHIMA, volunteer leaders, members, and staff work in a variety of ways to promote certain policies and standards within the healthcare industry an....

Quest for Patients' Trust Only Just Begun

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2002


Some saw the final rule on HIPAA privacy, published in August 2002, as a crowning achievement after years of efforts to secure patient privacy. Others took a more negative view, claiming that big business had finally ensured unhampered access to patient data. HIM professionals, however, should....

Testimony of the American Health Information Management Association to the Privacy and Confidentiality Subcommittee of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: AHIMA testimony and comments

Publication Date: August 16, 2005


August 16, 2005

Opening Comments
Chairman Rothstein, members of the Privacy and Confidentiality Subcommittee, and ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. I am Dan Rode, vice president of policy and government relations for the American Health Information Management Association (....

Delegating Complaint Line Responsibilities

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: March 02, 2001


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) adds several compliance requirements, with none more daunting than the administrative simplification rule for privacy. The question these privacy rules raise is whether the facility’s complaint line should be altered or e....

No Downhill Coast for Data Standards

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2004


As committees meet, there is tension between gathering data and reworking process.
A summit is a high point. The problem is that many expect the road to be downhill all the way after a summit. In the case of this summer’s summit on health information technology, the nation isn&rsqu....

HIM Focuses on Core 2013 Strategic Initiatives

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2013



As AHIMA welcomes the new year, the association continues to work on several ongoing developments in the HIM profession-as well as the additional opportunities and challenges that 2013 presents the US healthcare industry. Though the work is not yet done, HIM professionals and AHIMA staff h....

Tapping Our Legislative Influence

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2001




Beyond the endless speculation about how the recent federal election will affect Congress' lawmaking abilities, the narrow margins of victory illustrated an important point: individual votes have power. The 436 elected officials in Washington, DC, recognize this. This is AHIMA's-and y....

Telling the HIM Story in Meaningful Use

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2011


The term "meaningful use" is used freely within Washington and throughout the healthcare industry. For HIM professionals it is not a new concept, but the term has proliferated in the last few years with the creation of the ARRA-funded EHR incentive program.

At some point the talk wi....

Engaging Health Consumers with Health Information

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2013



This month's Journal of AHIMA takes a closer look at the importance of consumer engagement. HIM professionals have an obligation to the consumer to help maintain the integrity, security, and accessibility of health data and support the consumers' right to access their information in a secu....

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