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Smart Training on Privacy and Security

Author: Bacik, Sandy

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2010

ARRA's modifications to the HIPAA privacy and security rules are setting off a new round of training in facilities large and small. Trainers must fit the new training into existing schedules that already include organizational policies and procedures, HIPAA, and other regulations such as the R....

Smart Strategies Ease the Way for New Managers


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2003

Your first supervisory position can be both terrific and terrifying. You may be new to the facility, managing former colleagues, younger than your subordinates, or performing a midlife career switch. In all cases, a few simple strategies can help ensure your success. Here, two HIM educators sha....

Small Hospital Uses Data for Big Improvements

Author: Cinquegrani, Kelly

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2013

In order to take full advantage of health information technology, data, and analysis, an organization needs a standardization of protocols and its health IT systems must be built to support specific processes. FirstLight Health System (FLHS) has learned this first-hand over the last severa....

Slow to the Information Governance Starting Line: First-of-its-kind Survey Tracks Healthcare’s IG efforts, Shows Most Organizations are Behind

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2014

Majority of Healthcare Organizations Lack Vital Information Governance Strategy

AHIMA has fired the starting pistol heralding in the urgent race to implement information governance (IG) practices within the healthcare industry. While some organizations were quick off the bloc....

Skills for an e-HIM Environment

Author: Fenton, Susan H.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2006

Preparing for e-HIM® will likely require education and training, as HIM professionals may encounter concepts and applications they may not have studied in their HIM programs. The following chart lists some skills and technologies used in e-HIM and lists outlets where training may be found.

Skilled Knowledge Workers in Short Supply

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2008

This is a demanding time for coders. MS-DRGs and present on admission requirements would have been challenging on their own; however, both came at virtually the same time, straining coders already stretched to meet their job requirements.

Recruitment and retention of coding staff is....

Sizing up HEDIS: Experts Take System's Measure

Author: Rollins, Gina

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2002

NCQA’s performance measurement system is well established in the industry. But is it really addressing the questions that matter? In this article, industry experts discuss how HEDIS has made its mark.
The managed care industry and large employers have embraced the Health Plan Employ....

Simplifying Your Data Visualizations

Author: Tabisula, Braden

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2018

By Braden Tabisula, MBA, RHIA, CHDA

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of the new Advancing Analytics department, which will feature articles that provide best practices and practical resources for HIM professionals who are involved i....

Simple Steps to Tracking Disclosures

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2002

The many exceptions to the HIPAA privacy rule’s accounting of disclosures standard make it difficult to determine what must be tracked. Although the rule gives patients the right to receive an accounting of disclosures of their health information, it lists several exceptions. This article....

Sign of the Changing Times: CPT 1999

Author: Mallett, Sherri; Smith, Gail I.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 1999

This year brought with it 686 changes to CPT. While this is a moderate number in comparison to previous years, several of the changes have significant impact on code assignment. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the areas of significant change. (See "1999 CPT Revisions" in t....

Show Me the Data

Author: Taylor, Lisa Brooks

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2013

With the establishment of the National Quality Forum's National Quality Strategy, which sets the direction for achieving better, affordable care and healthier people and communities, providers, payers, and patients are seeing a shift in payment methodologies from volume-based to value-base....

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