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Staying Ahead of the Game

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2001




Marilyn Houston, RHIA, had an advantage in getting her current job: she recognized the need for it. While serving on an information security task force as a representative for the Palm Beach County Health Department (PBCHD), Houston wrote the medical records portion of the State of Fl....

Self-insurance with Assurance

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2001




When Judy Conroy, RHIA, looks at a health insurance claim, she thinks like an investigator. Is the information accurate? Is anything missing? Are all the details right?

She's had plenty of opportunity to master the details of reimbursement. Conroy is president and co-owner o....

When Health Information and Fiscal Management Meet

Author: Dunn, Rose T

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2001




HIM professionals have skills that can allow them to contribute to the bottom line in many ways. The author describes areas where HIM expertise can make a difference in evaluating an organization's fiscal performance through analysis of services driven by health information.
HI....

Measuring Performance and Improving Care

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2000


More than a few HIM professionals might look forward to a Joint Commission survey the way they would a visit to the dentist, but Sharon Sprenger, RHIA, would like to change this attitude.

"People perhaps forget that most of the people working at the Joint Commission h....

Value of Project Management Expertise

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2000



Over the past 25 years, I've had the opportunity to facilitate a number of projects. For the most part, I considered managing them challenging, rewarding, and fun. However, as health enterprises grow more complex, organizations attempt to interface more and more software, and managers a....

HIM Roads Less Traveled

Author: Hogan, Michele

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2000


Increasingly, HIM professionals are taking unique roads in their professional lives—into other care settings and into boardrooms, classrooms, and more. How have their work lives changed? Four who chose less traveled roads tell their stories here.

When poet Robert Fr....

Managing the Furry (or Feathered) Patient Record

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2000


Every day, Margaret Neterer, RHIA, handles documentation for some seemingly unusual patients—cats, dogs, birds, or turtles, for example.

But Neterer, who is manager of the clinical information service at the small animal hospital at Michigan State University's College o....

Career Management, Not Transition

Author: Barrett, John P.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2000





Managing your career means more than just changing jobs. It's a process that you can plan and control. Find out the steps to shaping your professional future in this article.

Considering all the ways the workplace has changed in recent years, there's....

Journal Q&A (9/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: September 02, 2000

Q: I have the opportunity to consult for a long-term care facility, though I have never worked in long-term care. What resources should I have?
A: Although there are fundamental HIM practices that apply across different practice settings, it is important to recognize that when you m....

Mentor to Remember

Author: Skurka, Margaret A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2000


The old Army recruiting slogan "Be all that you can be" comes to mind this month as I challenge you to serve as an effective mentor or professional role model for a new HIM professional. With the untimely death of my mentor and program director Rita Finnegan, RHIA, CCS, this....

Harnessing Technology for Success

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2000


Kelly McLendon, RHIA, is working hard to make your job easier. As director of Chart Manager Domain at Eclipsys Corp., an information solutions company based in Delray Beach, FL, McLendon oversees HIM, clinical data management, and document management products that are designed to incre....

You are Here: Annual Membership Survey Marks the Spot

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2000

2000 Membership Profile


It's always assuring to get a periodic reading of your professional bearings. How does your salary compare to your peers'? Are there real career benefits associated with higher education? Which healthcare settings are growing for HIM professionals?

Getting to the Same Page--Effective Communications

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2000


Most HIM professionals depend on interactions with others—medical staff, insurance companies, information systems pros, and other areas—to get their jobs done. That's why good communications skills aren't just important, they're essential for success.
A recent article in the New....

Annual Membership Survey (Salary by Educational Achievement)

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2000

2000 Membership Profile
Salary by Educational Achievement

Overall, this year's data show a trend toward higher salaries. In fact, more than one third of all members report salaries of $40,000 or higher, representing growth of 3.6 percent in these higher income categories.
Educa....

Dot-com Coder

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2000


For many people, working with artificial intelligence may sound like something out of a science fiction movie. But for Amy Davis, RHIA, it's just part of the job.

Davis is coding specialist and knowledge engineer at DocCode.com, a company based in Jacksonville, FL. Davis's....

Building a One-stop Shop for Ideas

Author: Thompson, Nancy A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2000




If you feel like you've ever reinvented the wheel when changing or improving processes, the Department of Veterans Affairs may have the answer. Read on to learn more about the Virtual Learning Center, an online knowledge base of healthcare solutions.



We all have....

Making a Name for Yourself: the Brand Called "You"

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2000


Look around the room right now. How many brand names do you see? Our world is loaded with product brands we readily recognize—and it's not by chance that we know them. Companies spend billions each year trying to communicate their brand message: a simple, consistent theme about their produ....

Embarking on a Compliance Career

Author: Dingman, Barbara

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2000


When I was given the responsibility of developing a compliance plan for my hospital two years ago, I was initially overwhelmed. My background was in medical records and I did not have a book on my shelf to guide me. Fortunately, I soon found numerous agencies and associations, colleagues, and....

How to Write an Effective Resume

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2000


You're ready to move to a different organization or position where you can take on new challenges and responsibilities. You've identified a vacant position that piques your interest. How can you ensure that your resume not only reflects your skills, education, and experience, but also....

Changing with the Times

Author: Kibbler, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2000


In the third part of our special report, we look at HIM professionals and how they're coping with relentless change.
Change is the only constant these days for HIM professionals, who are continually adapting to new regulations, pervasive technology, and increasing demands on personnel.....

Exploring IT Opportunities for HIM Professionals

Author: Benson, Christine L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2000


Medical records have traditionally housed a patient's health history, but they also hold the statistical information that enables healthcare facilities to determine patient care trends and guides administrators to project future demand of services. As a result, the need for more information,....

Yours, Mine, and Ours

Author: Skurka, Margaret A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2000


Newspaper columnists spend plenty of time writing about problems in our society, trying to understand who's responsible for social ills and how they can be fixed. How does this relate to AHIMA? I believe that we can ask the same type of questions about some of the problems our professi....

Speaking Up for HIM

Author: Blumenthal, Jane E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2000


Her voice bubbling with enthusiasm, Ramona Fissinger, RHIT, describes her job as "typical of most other medical records director positions." But Fissinger, director of medical records services at the Community Hospital in Munster, IN, has a passion for health information mana....

HIM: Changing Contexts, Changing Practice

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2000


How is the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 affecting academic medical centers? What is the likely impact of aging Baby Boomers on long term care and home care? What is contributing to the rise of complementary and alternative medicines?

This month, we focus on major trends acr....

Cornerstones of Outstanding Leadership

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2000


During my 28 years in the healthcare industry, I have had the good fortune to work for a couple of truly outstanding leaders. Although I recognized and attempted to emulate some of the management techniques used by these outstanding individuals, I didn't truly appreciate how skilled they were....

Power You Possess

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: April 2000


You've worked hard to develop a core set of HIM competencies. But have you ever considered using your capabilities in a new way? Based on the experience of many of your colleagues, you'll be happy to discover that your skills may be readily transferable to a wide variety of new positions, many....

Setting the Standards

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2000


After years of learning and teaching HIM, Mary Alice Hanken, PhD, RHIA, now develops the standards that shape it. Hanken leads an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) subcommittee that authors the standards that are changing the meaning of security.

Hanken has....

Ensuring Compliance in the New Frontier

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2000


Consumers go to healthcare Web sites to get information, keep track of their health, or connect with others. Behind the scenes at one such site, Barbara Demster, MS, RHIA, is working to make sure everything is legal.

Demster is corporate compliance officer for Healtheon/ W....

Don't Wish for It, Work for It

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2000


Your accomplishments in your career and in your personal life have been possible because you've worked for them—not just wished for them. The same can be said about AHIMA as we've accomplished agenda and vision items over the past years.

We have numerous goals for 200....

Techno-Basics: Upgrading Your Computer Skills

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2000


It's the twenty-first century: are your technology skills ready to meet the challenge? Whether you are a computer whiz or struggling to keep up, take a moment to assess—and address—areas where your personal technology skills need to be upgraded.
Your new coworker demonstrates daz....

Exploring New Territory

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2000


How far have we come? Where are we going next? As HIM enters a new era, a look back at Vision 2006 accomplishments reveals solid progress for the profession. As for where we're going next, get ready to cover new ground.

You won't need an SUV or any special equipment to go on AHIMA's....

Holistic Approach to Health Information

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2000


Yolanda Malone, RHIA, can trace her career path back to an HIM professor's advice. "When I was looking for a job out of school, a professor told me to look at anything related to HIM," says Malone. Don't limit yourself, her professor told her. "And that's why I am wher....

Toward a Web-enabled HIM Profession

Author: Skurka, Margaret A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2000


I begin this month's column with three questions: Do you have access to the Internet? Do you use it as a tool in your work? Are you regularly using the professional development information on AHIMA's Web site? If your answer to any of these questions is "no," I urge you to ....

Coding Crosses into the Future

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 1999


With all that's on your desk today, it's difficult to anticipate what changes are headed your way in the next year, let alone 10 years from now. But for a moment, as distant as it seems, consider what coding practice may look like on January 1, 2010.

It's a staggering question, one th....

Giftwrapping Yourself for Potential Employers

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 1999


In today's fast-moving job market, job-hunting is not the same as it used to be. Here's a quick look at how some of the rules for resumes and cover letters are being updated—and how the job interview fits in the picture.
Karen Rosendale, RRA, senior director of health information man....

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