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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....

Value of a Healthcare Community Network

Author: May, Roger; MacCornack, Rick

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005


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....

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....

Treating Healthcare with Health "I"T

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2012

Patient-Centric Stage 2 Meaningful Use Measures Considered Treatment for Ailing US Health System

The US healthcare system is ill. Higher costs, sicker patients, and struggling providers are the symptoms of the disease that has sent industry stakeholders scrambling t....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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