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Telecommuting: the Why, the How, and the Don't Worry

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2002


Suppose someone walked into your office and said that she knew a sure-fire way to decrease your coding staff turnover and increase its productivity. Would you invite her to sit down and tell you more?
If you are like most HIM managers who face the daily challenge of getting work done on ti....

Facilitator No Stranger to Cyberspace

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2002


“Privacy and security are big issues for consumers. Many e-health sites are not covered by HIPAA, so even though they think they don’t need privacy and security, we need to make them aware of it. We need to work with organizations to make sure data collected by health sites or by In....

Team Talk Participants Offer Ways to Make a Difference

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2002


How can we interest students in the HIM profession? How will AHIMA get new members? This spring, AHIMA members were focusing on these and other big issues. At Team Talks meetings across the country, members were talking. And AHIMA was listening.
During the month of March, members of AHIMA....

Privacy and Security: Are Two Hats Better Than One?

Author: Woloszyn, William

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2002



Who, me? Work as both a privacy officer and a security officer? It may seem impossible, but it can be done. While the roles of privacy officer and security officer are often presented as two distinct jobs in relation to HIPAA, if a lack of resources or personnel demand it, a daring HIM pro....

Making a Commitment to Privacy Protection

Author: Hicks, Jewelle E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2002


Debra Minzola, RHIA, knows quite a bit about privacy protection. As the director of information security and HIPAA compliance for MedQuist, she is responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring all aspects of the organization’s privacy and security program. That alone may seem li....

Journal Q&A (4/02)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: April 02, 2002

Q: Where can I locate sample job descriptions?


A: AHIMA has made a number of sample job descriptions available on the AHIMA Community of Practice. Members can access AHIMA’s Community of Practice at www.ahima.org. Click on “AHIMA Community” (all members are automatica....

Coding on the Home Front

Author: Zeisset, Ann M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: April 2002


Recently, a group of coders participated in a survey about their day-to-day experiences as remote, or at-home coders. The survey asked a series of questions related to the positives and negatives of coding at home versus coding in the more traditional office setting. Below is a summary of the....

Becoming a New Voice in HIM

Author: Squazzo, Jessica

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2002

“I became a strong advocate for HIM when I was a junior [in college],” she says. “I really wanted to give HIM a voice and create awareness for it.”
—Erin Blume, RHIA, director of quality management at The Ambassador Health System
Not too many recent college gradua....

50 Ways to Enhance Your Career

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2002


Whether you're new to the HIM profession or a seasoned expert, you may be looking for a new challenge, increased recognition, or a change of career. With that in mind, the Journal of AHIMA has compiled a list of tips for success that you can use on the job or as part of your personal career pla....

Putting Together the Privacy Puzzle

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2002

“With volunteering, I always get more back than I feel like I give. I’ve gotten to meet wonderful people and I’ve got a network that I can call on if I get stuck.”
—Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, chief privacy officer, Erlanger Health System

How many of us are pursuin....

Proposed Privacy Credential Opens New Opportunities

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: March 2002


Six years ago, AHIMA's Vision 2006 described information privacy and security management as two emerging new roles for HIM professionals. Today, as increasing numbers of AHIMA members move into the roles of privacy or security officer, the vision has become a reality--and it's time for the Asso....

Creatively Communicating: the Security Challenge

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2002


Like many HIM professionals specializing in information security, Kimberly Lawrence, MS, RHIT, spends most of her time designing and reviewing policies. But she relishes the part of her job that calls on her to be creative, too.


“We’re always trying to come up with be....

Coding: a Look at the Big Picture

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2002


The AHIMA Board of Directors has developed a comprehensive plan to address critical issues in coding for 2002. The focus on coding is just one of four special strategic initiatives on this year's agenda, which also includes membership, education, and work force issues. It's hard to ignore the f....

Countdown to Compliance: Privacy

Author: Ingram-Muhammad, Sybil

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2002


How far along the road to compliance with the HIPAA privacy regulation is your organization? This article tells you the steps you should be taking to get in compliance by the April 2003 deadline.

It is February 2002—14 months before your organization has to be compliant with th....

CCA Credential Should Top To-do List for New Coders

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2002


Write your resume, peruse classified ads, do research on the Web, and get a job. These are common items on the "to-do" lists of anyone considering a new career in the coding field. This fall, professionals new to the coding field should add another item to their lists--getting AHIMA'....

Job Description - HIM Clerk

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Source: AHIMA sample job description

Publication Date: 2002

Sample Position Description

Position Title: HIM Clerk

Position Purpose: To collect, maintain, and make available to authorized users timely, accurate, and complete patient health information. Prioritizes, locates, pulls, assembles, electronically tracks, and sees to the appropr....

Power of Cancer Data

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2002


HIM professionals know that every piece of patient data collected is valuable. Cancer registrars like Linda Mulvihill, RHIT, CTR, can watch the patient data they collect become cancer screening tools, public health dollars, and the disease statistics found every day in the newspaper.

Job Description - Research Data Analyst

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Source: AHIMA sample job description

Publication Date: 2002

Sample Position Description

Position Title: Research Data Analyst

Immediate Superior: Department Director

General Purpose: The Research Data Analyst ensures the quality of data collection, coordination, and analysis for clinical research projects

Responsibili....

Job Description - Cancer Registrar

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Source: AHIMA sample job description

Publication Date: 2002

Sample Position Description

Position Title: Cancer Registrar

Immediate Supervisor: HIM Director

General Purpose:

Identifies, collects and maintains timely, accurate and complete information about cancer diagnosed and/or treated within the organization. Dissemina....

Job Description - HIM Domain Manager

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Source: AHIMA sample job description

Publication Date: 2002

Sample Position Description

Position Title: HIM Domain Manager, eHealth organization

Immediate Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer, Chief of Technology/Engineering, Corporate Compliance Officer or other senior level executive.

General Purpose:

Oversees activi....

Job Descriptions and Organizational Chart - Managed Care

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2002




Although the roles of health information management (HIM) professionals vary from one organization to another, the following HIM position descriptions and an organizational chart in which an HIM professional holds a key position provide a general sense of an HIM professional's respons....

Job Description - MPI Manager

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Source: AHIMA sample job description

Publication Date: 2002

Sample Position Description

Position Title: Master Patient Index Manager

Immediate Supervisor: HIM Director

General Purpose: To maintain the integrity of the master patient index and facilitate synchronization with other indices throughout the organization.

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Job Descriptions and Organizational Chart - Ambulatory

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: January 02, 2002

Job Descriptions and Organizational Chart


Although the roles of health information management (HIM) professionals vary from one organization to another, the following HIM position descriptions and organizational charts showing their context within an organization provide a general sens....

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