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Redefining the Boundaries of HIM

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2003

Health information management is an extraordinarily versatile discipline. Our work force research confirms that the field currently spans nearly 40 different work settings and more than 100 unique job titles.1 In addition, AHIMA’s e-HIM task force identified new roles relating to manageme....

Record Reviews, Clinician Education Form Best Defense

Author: Pinder, Ray

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2003

We have all heard stories about attorneys winning large settlements for their clients due to lack of or insufficient documentation in the medical record. Many HIM professionals have taken steps to teach the basics to physicians, nurses, and other health professionals that have documentation re....

Recognizing the Value of HIM

Author: Czirr, Karen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2001

HIM professionals make significant contributions to patient care, public health, and a healthcare facility's bottom line. Although the HIM professionals at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia were busy implementing HIPAA and computer-based patient records, directing data qual....

Recognizing the Characteristics of Quality Documentation

Author: Combs, Tammy

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2016

When we take a bite of our favorite food we can easily determine the quality by relying on what our senses tell us. The look, smell, and taste are all clues to the quality that was put into preparing the meal. If it looks undercooked or has mold on it, smells foul or tastes bitter, we kno....

Recipe for Information-based Healthcare

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2006

Creating an information-based health system is like following a recipe. First, include essential ingredients, such as accurate and complete clinical documentation organized in architectures that enable access and interoperability. Then add protocols, terminologies, and classification systems to....

REC Connection

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: November 01, 2011

The path to meaningful use runs through the HIM department.  Meeting the requirements of the federal EHR incentive program requires the contributions of HIM professionals to redesign documentation workflow, implement new health IT systems, and capture quality measures.


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