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Secret HIM Recipe for Sharing Healthcare Data

Author: Scichilone, Rita A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2012

When preparing a meal to share with others, the best cooks pay attention to which ingredients baked into the final product can determine the success or failure of the meal. This process is surprisingly similar to HIM professionals sharing health data with others. The way information is pre....

Seat at the Table: Testimony to NCVHS

Author: Martin, Melissa

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2016

Back in June I had the opportunity to represent both AHIMA members and the HIM profession while testifying at a National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) hearing on the need for a better definition of the minimum necessary standards. I would like to share with you some hig....

Season of Transformation

Author: Gordon, Lynne Thomas

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2016

As I write this, the industry is finally beginning to shift its gaze from the first few weeks of the brave new world of ICD-10-CM/PCS. In October, with each passing day, we breathed a collective sigh of relief as implementation went smoothly. At the end the month, the Centers for Medicare....

Saving Time: A Physician's Perspective

Author: Pezzulich, Robert

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2003

Thanks to the benefits technology brings to quality healthcare and operational efficiency, most healthcare organizations are finding themselves progressing deeper into the electronic environment. Besides the obvious technological challenges, this evolution involves the human factor, including....

Sample Policy: Protecting Patient Privacy from Outside Callers

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2003

Background: It is customary for family members, legal guardians, and friends of patients at [name of hospital] to telephone the hospital, inquire in person about the condition of a patient, or to request other health information. Privacy regulations require that a patient’s identity or oth....

Sample Information Security Program

Author: Ballam, Holly

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 1999

Information Security Program
XYZ Hospital
Effective Date      

1. Poli....

Salute to PPE Site Managers

Author: Chenoweth, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2017

For college seniors, May is the time when the job search intensifies—putting the finishing touches on the resume, buying that new interview suit, and making connections with alumni.

The professional practice experience (PPE) is an important part of student education and is a....

Safeguarding ePHI from Fire the Dry Way

Author: Brown, Karen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2005

With HIPAA’s security rule compliance date right around the corner, many HIM professionals are still trying to determine if they have adequate safeguards in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI).


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