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Yellow Brick Road to IG

Author: Goodell, Suzanne

Source: AHIMA blog post | Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: February 11, 2016

I am the director of meaningful use for a health system with 6 hospitals, 400-plus employed physicians, and a regional presence in my state. I suspect my healthcare system isn’t the only one using patient registration practices better suited to a bygone era. Recently I stumbled across one....

Years of Progress


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1998

1920s 1928 Association of Record Librarians of North America founded in Boston with 58 charter members 1929 First annual meeting held in Chicago. Constitution and bylaws adopted 1930s 1934 Curriculum and standards created for medical record librarian schools 1939 Cred....

Year of the Audit

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2010

The healthcare forecast for 2010 includes a strong chance of audit. HIM professionals in many organizations will be busy responding to a shower of external record requests and internal compliance checks.

Stormy systems of audit programs, compliance initiatives, and fraud preventi....

Year of Milestones

Author: Mangin, Wendy L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2008

We have much to celebrate as 2008 begins to wind down. AHIMA has achieved several milestones.

First and foremost, this year marks AHIMA’s 80th anniversary. The association’s mission is as relevant today as it was eight decades ago: advancing the vision of quality health i....

Year in Review: Highlights from 2014

Author: Sheber, Sarah

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2014

The Journal of AHIMA’s ongoing web series “HIM Frontlines,” explores pressing obstacles that health information management (HIM) professionals encounter in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. Major federal initiativs such as the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program, HITECH-HIPAA,....

Year Ahead in HIM

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008

The healthcare industry enters 2008 with a score of hot topics related to health information management. Here are the issues to watch, picked by AHIMA’s professional practice and policy staff.
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XML Makes Its Mark

Author: Sokolowski, Rachael

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1999

The advent of managed care and shifting alliances between HMOs, hospitals, and providers has fragmented the industry into separate entities that are highly dependent upon each other for the exchange of patient information. But that information, in the form of a medical record, is on paper—....

XML Furthers CPR Goals

Author: Pothen, Daniel J.; Parmanto, Bambang

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2000

Many healthcare facilities have instituted Internet-based healthcare computing applications to better manage and communicate health information.1 Realizing the power and potential of the Internet, various health information system vendors are developing Web-based applications. The advent of th....

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