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Retaining Your Employees-- A New Perspective

Author: Fox, Leslie Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1999

Opportunities abound for HIM professionals—but how can you, as a manager, create a work environment in which employees will want to stay? This process begins with managing yourself. Here's a new way to think about employee retention.
Unemployment is at a 30-year low. The....

How to Build a Winning Team

Author: Smith, Cheryl M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2001

In today's healthcare environment, the HIM manager must tackle an endless stream of projects, daily and long-term system and process issues, and the ongoing challenge of employee motivation, all of which demand effective and flexible strategies. One strategy that HIM managers in any h....

Measuring Up to IM Standards a Team Effort

Author: Hilterbrand, Cynthia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2001

Ensuring compliance to the Joint Commission IM standards across a multi-facility system requires more than a handbook-it takes a team effort, communication, and education for all staff. Here's how one system has tackled this task.
For HIM professionals preparing for a Joint Com....

Meetings vs. Getting Work Done: Tips for Making the Most of Meetings


Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 2002

Let's admit it, when we're staring at an endless pile of work on our desk and yet another round of killer deadlines, who among us welcomes the pop-up message on our computer screen announcing it's time for a meeting?
According to Realty Times, there are an average of 17 million meetings p....

Perfecting the Communication Process

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2003

Most of us do not think of communication as a process but rather as a talent or ability that only a few people possess. But when communication is considered a process, anyone can be an effective communicator.

The work of Stanford University computer science professor Terry Wino....

Art and Science of Project Management

Author: Seidl, Patricia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2003

Completing a project successfully requires far more than a handful of meetings and a checklist. Project management is a process in itself—one that can ensure a positive outcome. Learn more from our expert.
Anyone who has ever sat in traffic due to road construction or witnessed the s....

Strategic Approach to Requesting Capital

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2004

Health information managers often find their capital requests near the bottom of the list when limited funds are distributed. Their requests just aren’t sexy enough to compete with those that enhance the organization’s image, increase revenue, or promise a more rapid payback.

Partnering for Quality Healthcare

Author: Rulon, Vera

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2005

HIM cannot claim an exclusive domain any more. No longer a “back end” function, HIM is part of a larger continuum. Author Daniele Bolelli writes: “The age of specialization is over. Mixing together aspects of life that have apparently little to do with each other will be the....

Tips for Successful Teamwork

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2006

AHIMA’s e-HIM work groups have had great success in bringing together groups of HIM professionals to explore and create guidance on cutting-edge e-HIM practices and technology. These groups also teach us lessons about the factors of successful teamwork that we can apply to our own work si....