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Global Save the Date: IFHRO 2010

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Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 07, 2009


Save the date for the 16th Congress of the International Federation of Health Records Organizations, which will be held November 15–19, 2010, in Milan, Italy. Stop by the IFHRO booth (2533) in the Exhibit Hall today until noon for more information.

AHIMA members who attended the 200....

How to Conduct an Information Security Risk Analysis

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Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 07, 2009


Consider the following scenario. During a conversation with your neighbor, you mention that your pediatrician has not yet received the operative report from your daughter’s appendectomy almost three weeks ago. Your neighbor, who resigned as a medical transcriptionist from the local hospital a m....

HIM Can Help in the Battle Against Medical Identity Theft

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Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 07, 2009


The woman rushed into the emergency department at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in extreme pain. She presented her insurance card and name to registration and was quickly examined by medical staff. Doctors determined the woman needed an emergency appendectomy. But staff soon realized tha....

Bronx RHIO Shares its Best Practices

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Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 07, 2009


Health information exchange is a new frontier, and one that will be a critical component in the healthcare system as we enter the e-HIM era. Attendees at Tuesday’s Hot Topic session “The Bronx RHIO Addresses Data Exchange Challenges of Consent, Data Linkages, and Data Quality” learned how the B....

Career that Began with a Bang

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Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 07, 2009


President-elect Rita K. Bowen began her HIM career by accident. An accident, actually.

One day while working as a candy-striper in her hometown hospital, the then 15-year-old Bowen was pushing a wheelchair-bound patient down the hall. Suddenly, the wheels on the chair hit a bump in....

Blumenthal Heralds Era of Meaningful Use

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Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 07, 2009


This is a time that many have hoped and wished for,” David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, national coordinator for health information technology, said during Tuesday’s general session. Blumenthal gave the audience an overview of current federal initiatives in health information technology and the contrib....

AHIMA Foundation Honors Those Who Make a Difference

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Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 07, 2009


The AHIMA Foundation’s Triumph Awards are national awards designed to recognize those special individuals who have made a difference in the HIM profession. The Triumph Awards honor leadership in the HIM field, reward contributions that build our knowledge base, recognize excellence in preparing....

Graham: How e-HIM Forges Ahead at the VA

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Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 06, 2009


The evolving world of health information technologies is changing the way HIM professionals work and presenting them with new challenges and opportunities. This is especially the case at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where the widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) ha....

Regional Extension Centers Offer New Jobs for HIM

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 06, 2009


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) set aside $500 million for healthcare workforce development in professions like HIM. ARRA also expanded and even created new HIM jobs through the act’s $19 billion investment in the national transition to electronic health record systems.
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Telling the Patient Health Story

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 06, 2009


While many forms of valuable clinical data can be entered into an EHR in a structured way, some documents like transcribed physician notes remain trapped within unstructured electronic documents.

These transcribed notes and other narrative documents can be viewed through the EHR, bu....

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