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Unraveling the Data Set, an e-HIM Essential

Author: Giannangelo, Kathy

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2007


There is a great deal of talk about healthcare data and its potential uses once providers have implemented an EHR system. Without question, an EHR will collect more data in terms of volume. It will also, through standard clinical terminologies, capture a more granular level of detail. Th....

Unwrapping Data Standards

Author: Rollins, Gina

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2007


Data content standards affect a wide range of day-to-day HIM work. Here’s what you need to know.
They may sound like they belong up in the IT stratosphere, but data content standards-or the lack of them-affect a wide range of day-to-day HIM work right here on....

Public Health: a Special Case for Data Standards

Author: Rollins, Gina

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2007


The need for thorough, rapid, and reliable public health data reporting was brought home starkly in the fall of 2006 when nearly 200 people were sickened and at least three died after eating packaged spinach that had been contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Yet despite its importance, pub....

Needed: Data Content Standards. Data Content Standards Streamline Data Reporting for Performance Measurement Initiatives

Author: Kallem, Crystal; Fenton, Susan H.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2007


Many performance measurement data collection and reporting initiatives are under way both nationally and locally through public and private partnerships. Healthcare providers are asked, and often required, to collect and report data for quality, public health, performance, and financial measure....

Time to Raise Your Standards?

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2006


Are you ready to take your knowledge of standards to the next level?


HIM professionals will soon be working with standards more than ever before. We will…

…actively contribute to EHR product development as purchasers and employers.

… create....

Data Content Standards: the Nexus of HIM Practice

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2006


One of AHIMA’s key goals for 2006 is to promote quality and safety through standards for data content and documentation. Quality and safety require that the right information is available at the right time to support patient care and health system management decisions. Gaining consensus....

ASTM Standards in the Medical Transcription Industry

Author: Hurley, Brenda J.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005


Standardization is important in our professional and personal lives. When we make purchasing decisions for standardized items, we can do so with confidence that they will fit and meet our needs. Imagine how complicated it would be if faxes could only be sent and received specific to the same m....

Communication in Clinical Care: the Role of HL7

Author: Jones, Tom

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

Introduction: Interoperability and Communication

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to provide leadership for the development and nationwide implementation of an interoperable health information technology infra....

Spoliation of Medical Evidence

Author: Tomes, Jonathan P.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2005


To avoid the improper destruction or alteration of records, HIM departments must follow a retention schedule, train personnel, and ensure that corrections leave original entries intact.
Although the legal concept known as spoliation of evidence has been a part of the American legal syste....

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