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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....

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....

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....

URAC Offers Web Site Accreditation


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....

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 At the message's receiving end is likely to be Lynne Shoemaker, RHIA.

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

Predicting the Internet Future


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....

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....

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