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Statement on Quality Healthcare Data and Information

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: December 14, 2007


Reviewed and Approved December 2007
AHIMA’s Position

Healthcare data and its transformation into meaningful information should be a central concern for consumers, healthcare providers, the healthcare industry, and the government. Standards, technologies, education, and research a....

Health Data's Second Life

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007




The use of health data for secondary purposes has been increasing, and federal agencies and industry organizations are exploring the need for more guidance.
Data in a health record don’t rest when care is complete and a bill is drawn up. Once treatment and reimbursement ar....

Privacy in the Spotlight

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007


Varying privacy practices that pose barriers to health information exchange are putting HIM concerns in the national spotlight.
The 35-year-old Minnesota woman’s winter vacation in the neighboring state of Wisconsin was going great, until her ski snapped and the accident happened. B....

How Trauma Registries Affect Process Improvement

Author: McWilliams, Nathan

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

Background

Thanks to the efforts of organizations such as the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Trauma Society (ATS), and the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the national awareness of trauma as a leading cause of death and as a public health issue has grow....

From Free Text to Continuity of Care Record: Resolving the Semantic Interoperability Dilemma with Natural Language Understanding Tools

Author: Casella dos Santos, Mariana; Doyle, Karen; Flanagan, James R.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

Abstract

The continuity of care document (CCD) is an enabling technology that assures interoperability among RHIOS, IDNs, physician practices, and consultants down the street. The ASTM continuity of care record (CCR) answers the need for a transportable set of basic patient information ab....

Making Data Healthy

Author: Bell, Brenda

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

Brenda Bell, RHIA
Director, Medical Record Departments
Emory University Hospital
Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Introduction

The need for speed in identification and correction of patient identity errors has become critical wi....

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