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Confidential Health Information and the Internet

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: January 02, 1998


[Note: This statement was replaced in part in July 2006 by Statement on Health Information Confidentiality: A Joint Position Statement from AHIMA and AMIA.]
Background
The Internet, a network of several million computers, serves as a global information highway. Applications available....

Technology of Telemedicine

Author: Welch, Julie J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1999


Telemedicine is "the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications for the health and education of the patient or healthcare provider and for the purpose of improving patient care."1 According to a recent report to Congress by the US Departments of....

New, Informed Public

Author: Dixon-Lee, Claire

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1999


The healthcare consumer is emerging as a strong force in today's healthcare industry. On a national level, current efforts for new and improved patients' rights legislation in the wake of complaints about access and rising costs, is placing the patient in a position of strength unlike....

E-commerce and HIM: Ready or Not, Here It Comes

Author: McLendon, Kelly

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2000


It's a big thing, this e-commerce revolution. The Internet has changed the way the world conducts business and many agree its influence will only grow more pervasive. HIM will not remain on the sidelines; it will certainly be drawn into the fray. What Is E-commerce?

E-commerce is a e....

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....

For Health Records on the Internet, the Future Is Now

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2000


One of the Journal's editorial goals is to blend practical information that readers can use to improve practice today with topics that foretell future trends. The theme for this month's focus articles defies such neat classification. Health records on the Internet are undoubtedly the f....

Are We Ready for Portable Healthcare?

Author: Welch, Julie J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2000


The portable PC market has been around for years, but early users had to put up with heavy machines, brief battery usage times, and quirky keyboards. Today, with high-capacity hard drives, Pentium chips, and corporate information systems support for palmtop, laptop, and notebook users,....

To E or Not to E: HIM and the Dawn of E-health

Author: Fuller, Sandra R.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2000


E-commerce, e-shopping, e-mail—seems like there's an "e" in front of almost every word these days. What about health information management? Is HIM headed for cyberspace? And if the world is going to the Web, how ready is HIM to follow—or lead?



As we try to imagi....

Online Security an FTC Issue

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2000


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has established the FTC Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security to "provide advice and recommendations to the Commission regarding implementation of fair information practices by domestic commercial Web sites—specifically, providing on....

E-health Code of Ethics Under Way

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2000


The Internet Healthcare Coalition (IHC) held a working summit from January 31 through February 2 to begin the development of an international "e-health Code of Ethics." The summit produced a set of guiding principles to govern the behavior of all health sites on the Internet. T....

IHC Eyes E-health Code of Ethics

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2000


The privacy of personal information on the Internet is a hot topic nationwide. Is an e-health code of ethics in order? AHIMA and several other organizations are offering guidance this spring to the industry's first attempt at one.

Together with the American Medical Informa....

Groups Offer E-health Ethics Smorgasboard

Author: Asmonga, Donald D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2000


E-health experts nationally are hard at work developing guidelines for this rapidly growing industry. Recently, three sets of guidelines were issued—by an advisory committee to the Federal Trade Commission, by the Internet Healthcare Coalition (IHC), and by a group of information....

AHIMA Conference Probes E-health Questions

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2000


Ten years ago, few of us envisioned the explosion of the Internet. Neither did we anticipate that the Internet would permeate our lives and change a myriad of daily routines.

Today, with every magazine, business, and think tank trying to envision what further ch....

Worlds Collide: Health Information Meets the Internet

Author: Holland, Julie A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2000


How can healthcare organizations effectively use the Internet to support care delivery? And what can HIM professionals do to help? This article describes what you can do to help your employer enter the Internet era.
Make no mistake, the Internet is keeping us all racing to stay up to dat....

AHIMA Releases E-health Tenets

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2000


In August 2000, AHIMA released a set of fundamental principles and operating tenets for placing consumer health records on the Internet. An excerpted version of these tenets follows. The document can be found in its entirety on AHIMA's Web site at www.ahima.org/hot.topics/ [web page no....

Predicting the Internet Future

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2001


A recently released report written for the California HealthCare Foundation, Health e-People: The Online Consumer Experience, is the second five-year forecast to map the landscape of Internet healthcare. The recent forecast more specifically maps one aspect of Internet healthcare by looki....

Developing Cyberseals of Approval

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2001




According to a recent study by marketing technology company Cyber Dialogue, consumer demand for healthcare content has reached an estimated 36.7 million adults. The study projects that by 2005, 88.5 million adults will use the Internet to find health information, shop for health produ....

It's All About Privacy

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2001




When users of the Medscape or CBS HealthWatch Web sites have questions or concerns about their privacy, they can send e-mail to an address like privacy@medscapeinc.com. At the message's receiving end is likely to be Lynne Shoemaker, RHIA.

"I'm a clearinghouse for questio....

URAC Offers Web Site Accreditation

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2001


The American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (URAC) released the nation's first independent accreditation program for health Web sites. The standards are based on ethical principles and designed for the accreditation of consumer-oriented, online health resources. URAC received input f....

Next-Generation Healthcare: HIM in the 21st Century

Author: George, John

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001



The 21st century is upon us, and technology innovations continue to change our world. And with so much hype from the Internet start-ups―the dot-coms, which have now become the dot-bombs―it's time to take a serious look at emerging technology trends and how healthcare organizations can set....

Filtering Our Data to Ease Consumers' Search

Author: Tully, Lorraine

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2001


HealthMarket, Inc., is a Norwalk, CT-based company offering “self-directed health plans” to employers and insurers as a new choice in health benefits. Founded in 1999, the company aims to shift healthcare decision making from insurance intermediaries to physicians and patients. As part of its....

Consumer-based Records Create HIM Opportunity

Author: Friedman, Beth

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2003


The power of the Internet combined with our evolution toward e-HIM is driving HIM toward the next plateau—providers connecting with consumers on the Internet through consumer-based health information. This article will discuss the consumer-based health record and its place in the future o....

Provider-Patient E-mail: With Benefits Come Risks

Author: Baker, Dixie B.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2003


If you've ever played phone tag with your doctor, you can appreciate the benefits of e-mail. But for all its advantages, provider-patient e-mail is not without challenges. Here's how to protect your organization.
The majority of Americans now consider e-mail and instant messaging preferred....

Online Records Serve Patients, Clinicians, and HIM

Author: Foster, Erica; Martin, Holly; Partin, Mary; Lockshaw, Jim; Fogelman, Adam; Folz-Murphy, Nancy; Harris, C Martin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2003


Patients want online access to their health information but clinicians and HIM professionals don’t need any more work. The solution? An online medical record driven by the EHR. Here’s one organization’s success story.

If your own increasing Internet usage isn’t p....

Developing E-Health Standards for Web Sites

Author: Quinsey, Carol Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2004


Healthcare consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet for information about services critical to their health. An estimated 80 percent of adult American Internet users (approximately 93 million people) have searched the Internet for information on at least one of 16 major health topics....

Implementing Patient Access to Electronic Health Records under HIPAA: Lessons Learned

Author: Wang, Tiffany; Pizziferri, Lisa; Volk, Lynn A; Mikels, Debra A; Grant, Karen G.; Wald, Jonathan S; Bates, David W

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: December 2004

Abstract


In 2001, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) emphasized the need for patients to have greater control over their health information. We describe a Boston healthcare system’s approach to providing patients....

Value of a Healthcare Community Network

Author: May, Roger; MacCornack, Rick

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

Introduction

Community connectivity, interoperability, and disease management are increasingly becoming hot topics at regional, state, and national level. There is a lot of talk in the government and the industry regarding the need to connect all healthcare stakeholders, including patient....

Securing Consumer-based Web Sites

Author: Weinberg, Douglas D.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2005


For many healthcare providers, the Web does not currently play a significant part in their marketing or business strategy. That is about to change as healthcare providers become increasingly aware of what other industries have known for some time—using the Web to communicate with consu....

Privacy Policies for Social Media

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: January 2010



Jan 06, 2010 05:23 pm

The social media site Facebook had become more than just a way for staff at Innovis Health to catch up with friends.

In November 2008, nurses at the Fargo, ND–based healthcare system began using Facebook to provide unauthorized shift change update....

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