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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.
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Call for Preparedness and Political Activism

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2001

As I read and heard stories about the emergency support and rescue efforts after September's terrorist attacks, three things came to mind. First, I thought about our medical systems' preparedness. Those in hospitals and other healthcare facilities often go through disaster preparednes....

Bridging the ICD-10 Divide through Advocacy: New National AHIMA Advocacy Initiative will Mirror THIMA ICD-10 Outreach Efforts

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2012

AHIMA has long advocated for ICD-10, and these advocacy efforts have overcome some stout barriers to ensure the implementation of the modern, more detailed classification system. Even with this recent success and the reassurance that comes with the final ICD-10 implementation date set for....

Brailer to HIM: Continue 'Larger, Louder, and Faster'


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2007

“Do what you are doing larger, louder, and faster,” David Brailer, PhD, MD, told attendees during his general session presentation. Brailer, who served as national coordinator for health information technology in the Department of Health and Human Services from 2004 to 2006, thanked the audienc....

ARRA Frequently Asked Questions


Source: AHIMA Advocacy and Policy

Publication Date: July 10, 2013

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed on February 17, 2009 by President Barack Obama. ARRA provides many different stimulus opportunities, one of which is $19.2 billion on health IT. Title XIII of ARRA was given a subtitle: Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). It is this section that deals with many of the health information communication and technology provisions including Subpart D – Privacy.

Appropriate Use of the Copy and Paste Functionality in EHRs

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: March 2014

Use of the copy and paste functionality in EHRs can result in redundant, erroneous, and/or incomprehensible health record documentation. Misuse of this functionality has the potential to result in or contribute to several overarching challenges, with implications for the quality and safety of patient care, medico-legal integrity of the health record, and fraud and abuse allegations.

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