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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....

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....

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,....

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....

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....

Streamlining Patient and Physician Communication: IT Systems and Internet Offer Paths for Effective Communication for Patient Care

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2010


Many organizations still struggle with ongoing and timely clinical communication among physicians and between physicians and their patients. Physician-to-physician communication for ongoing patient care is especially complex. It requires identifying all physicians involved in the care of a pat....

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

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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....

Diffusion and Use of Tethered Personal Health Records in Primary Care

Author: Vydra, Taylor Pressler ; Cuaresma, Edward; Kretovics, Matthew; Bose-Brill, Seuli

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: April 2015


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Background: Personal health records (PHRs) enable patients to access their healthcare information in a secure environment, increasing patient engagement in medical care. PHRs can be tethered to a patient’s electronic health record (EHR). Tethered PHRs, also known as....

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....

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