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Impact of Implementing an EMR on Coding Professionals. A Case Study of Kaiser Permanente Colorado: Implementing an EMR for 1,000 Providers at 18 medical office buildings

Author: Taylor, James M

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: September 25, 2010


(If you are in a smaller practice and perform many of these functions yourself, the unintended consequences of EMR implementation discussed below still apply. You will need to alter your approach to coding in the new EMR environment and the strategies for successful post-implementation coder s....

Power of Networking

Author: Stewart, Margaret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 1998


As I look at my year as president of AHIMA, and all that I want to accomplish, my feeling is that I do not want to waste one day as I fulfill my commitments. One of my driving passions and goals is to enhance the position, respect, and perceived value of the HIM professional in the mar....

Team Building by "Colors"

Author: Stern, Michele

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2003


Introduction

Classifying individuals according to four main personality types is not a new idea. The physician Hippocrates described four dispositions or temperaments- holeric, phlegmatic, melancholic and sanguine- as long ago as the fifth century B. C. Eastern astrologers devised a....

CIO Calling: How Much IT Does an IT Project Require?

Author: Stein, Todd

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2006


When IT projects start, CIOs say they turn to HIM for detailed workflow knowledge combined with a high-level understanding of technology.
When Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital decided to go paperless with an electronic record two years ago, CIO Tim Zoph saw that the key to the hos....

HIM CIOs: Making New Traditions

Author: Stallings, Crystal

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

HIM CIOs: Making New Traditions

Crystal Stallings, MBA, MA, RHIA
Introduction

The president of the United States declared that within 10 years, all health records will be electronic. This means a great deal to patients and healthcare institutions across America. The HIM pro....

Joy of Teaching

Author: Squazzo, Jessica

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2003


“When I was director of medical records, the part I seemed to like the most was the training of new employees,” says Ellen Jacobs, MEd, RHIA. Though Jacobs began her HIM career in a professional setting and is now an educator, it seems as though she’s been teaching all along.

Documentation Coordinators Put it All Together

Author: Squazzo, Jessica

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2003


There are very few medical records departments that have a position as unique as mine,” says Karen Santoro, documentation coordinator at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, AZ. The fact that many organizations don’t have a documentation coordinator position on their roster....

Leading the Mad Dash to HIPAA Compliance

Author: Squazzo, Jessica

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2003


When many HIM professionals might have shuddered at the thought of taking on HIPAA implementation, LaVonne Wieland, RHIT, decided to stare it right in the face. For Wieland, the information privacy director for HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, MN, the privacy director position seemed like a....

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