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Mergers and Acquisitions: They Could Happen to You

Author: Pinder, Ray

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2002

If you have never been involved in a merger or acquisition, be aware that it could happen to you. There is important information you need to know, including what steps to take to process medical records according to your state regulations, accreditation standards, payer requirements, condition....

Document Imaging: Lessons Learned

Author: Myjer, D'Arcy; Madamba, Roderick

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001


As all of us realize, healthcare is slowly moving toward an electronic medical record environment. The reasons today are just as valid as they were 20 years ago: immediate access to the patient record, less time charting and more time caring for patients, better....

Managing Mergers: The Middle Manager Time Trap

Author: Carlon, Sheila

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001

Healthcare today is in turbulent times. Costs are rising at an alarming rate, insurance premiums are unaffordable for many, and government regulations, technology, and research bring change more quickly than the average healthcare organization can manage.

Managing within the....

Improving Performance, Managing Change

Author: Elliott, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2001

In today's world, there is no such thing as permanent stability. Change is the norm.

Like performance improvement, change can be thought of as a process to be understood and managed. Although definitions vary, change management can be defined as a group of techniques used to....

Value of Project Management Expertise

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2000

Over the past 25 years, I've had the opportunity to facilitate a number of projects. For the most part, I considered managing them challenging, rewarding, and fun. However, as health enterprises grow more complex, organizations attempt to interface more and more software, and managers a....

First Look Within

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2000

I borrow this column's title from a thought-provoking new book, Change the World, by Robert E. Quinn. Sound pretty lofty? Perhaps, until you read the subtitle: How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Results.

Quinn, a professor of organizational behavior and human....

Mobilizing to Do Adaptive Work

Author: Fletcher, Donna M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1999

Can our visionary leaders solve our problems? Sometimes. But more often, the reality is the power to solve problems lies with us. This is the fundamental assumption of the "adaptive work" concept presented in this article—along with some real-life examples of HIM adaptive work in action.....

Leading Change: A Piano Lesson

Author: Fuller, Sandra R.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1999

Change is often talked about on a grand scale: organizational change, cultural change, change sweeping the nation. But the simplest truth is that real change happens on an individual level. Real change is a personal process, a growing process, a discovery of the answer to some new question. Ho....

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