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Coding in Critical Access Hospitals

Author: Kostick, Karen M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: November 2009


National health policy has been increasingly responsive to the healthcare needs of rural residents and providers. Rural America has a large percentage of the nation’s Medicare population, and this percentage continues to grow as residents born in the Baby Boomer generation begin to retir....

Effect of Telehealth Interventions on Hospitalization Indicators: A Systematic Review

Author: Kalankesh, Leila R.; Pourasghar, Faramarz; Nicholson, Lorraine; Ahmadi, Shamim; Hosseini, Azamol-sadat

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: October 2016


Abstract


Background: Telehealth has been defined as the remote delivery of healthcare services using information and communication technology. Where resource-limited health systems face challenges caused by the increasing burden of chronic diseases and an aging global population,....

HIM's Stake in Tracking and Treating Ebola

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2014


The victims of the Ebola virus, which has infected over 4,000 people in a handful of African nations as of press time, have benefitted—though in a limited capacity—by work performed by health IT professionals.


The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is one of a few healt....

Journal Q&A (3/98)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: March 02, 1998


Q: Cellular phones are very popular and are a convenient way to increase communication. Should we place any restrictions on the use of cellular phones to discuss patient information?

A: Cellular phones operate on radio frequencies, which means anyone tuning into that f....

Patient Side of Telemedicine

Author: Chenoweth, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2017



Two years ago, I travelled to central Honduras to volunteer my time and HIM expertise at a clinic that supports the primary care needs of 90,000 people. It was an experience I’ll never forget. Access to specialists is few and far between so the clinic had recently implemented telemedicine....

Perceptions of the Benefits of Telemedicine in Rural Communities

Author: Potter, Andrew J; Ward, Marcia M; Natafgi, Nabil; Ullrich, Fred; MacKinney, A Clinton; Bell, Amanda L; Mueller, Keith J

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2016


Abstract


Telemedicine is a means of improving care quality and access in rural areas, but limited evidence is available on how telemedicine affects the hospital-community relationship. We examined hospital staff perceptions about the ways in which rural communities benefited from....

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