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11/2/15 Can EHRs Handle Genomics Data?
DuBravec, Daniel
11/2/15 Don’t Let Preventable CPT Coding Mistakes Cause Heartburn
Clack, Crystal
11/2/15 Reformatting Healthcare through Standards: AHIMA Building a Standards Strategy to Improve Interoperability and Healthcare
Butler, Mary
10/2/15 Aligning Computer-Assisted Coding and Information Governance Efforts
Weinberg, Jason; Peterson, Stephanie; Marc, David; Sandefer, Ryan
10/2/15 Taking a Second Look at Audit Data: How to Glean RAC Intelligence for Better HIM Performance
Crump, Dawn; Tice, Carolyn
10/2/15 Building Clarity on the Two-Midnight Rule
Harris, Shelly L; Kelly, Jeannie
10/2/15 Data Bank: Using Data Assets to Support Evolving Payment Models and Survive Healthcare Reform
Butler, Mary
9/2/15 Evaluating the Information Governance Principles for Healthcare: Retention and Disposition
Datskovsky, Galina; Hedges, Ron; Empel, Sofia; Washington, Lydia
9/2/15 Breaking Down Healthcare’s Silos: University of Kansas Medical Center’s Interprofessional Education Fostering ‘HIM Without Walls’
O’Dell, Rosann M; Belz, Norbert; Bielby, Judy; Folck, Kay; Moqbel, Murad; Pulino, Lauren
9/2/15 Patient Engagement Roles Emerging in Healthcare
Millen, Michelle
9/2/15 ICD-10-PCS From the Heart: Cardiovascular Procedures
DeVault, Kathryn
9/2/15 Mastering the Inbox Information Era: Patient-Generated Data and Mobile Health are Changing the Management of Health Information
Butler, Mary
8/2/15 Information Governance’s Next Phase—Moving HIM From the ‘Why’ of IG to the ‘How’
Butler, Mary
8/2/15 Policy and Procedure Considerations for Health Information Exchange Organizations
Bowen, Rita; et al.
8/2/15 IG Roundtable—Assessing Organizational Progress in Implementing IG Practices
Bowen, Rita; Phelps, Cindy; Muscarella, Maria A
7/2/15 Survey Predicts Future HIM Workforce Shifts: HIM Industry Estimates the Job Roles, Skills Needed in the Near Future
Sandefer, Ryan; Marc, David; Mancilla, Desla; Hamada, Debra
7/2/15 Reinvigorating Your CDI Program
Geissler, Kristen; Dion, Joni
7/2/15 DRG Grouping and ICD-10-CM/PCS
Foley, Margaret M
7/2/15 Preventing Healthcare’s Top Four Documentation Disasters
Butler, Mary
6/2/15 How Deep Do You Dig into ICD-10-PCS Coding?
Kostick, Karen; Sanvik, Gina
6/2/15 Injection and Infusion Coding Offers High Stakes: Outpatient Coders Must Play Their Cards Right
Flewelling, Charles
6/2/15 Evaluating the Information Governance Principles for Healthcare: Compliance and Availability
Datskovsky, Galina; Hedges, Ron; Empel, Sofia; Washington, Lydia
6/2/15 Ten Skills that Make a Great Leader
Mancilla, Desla; Guyton-Ringbloom, Carolyn; Dougherty, Michelle
6/2/15 Answering the Tough ICD-10 Questions: Coding Experts Offer Tips on How to Make it to October 1, 2015 and Beyond
Hinkle-Azzara, Barbara; Carr, Kim
6/2/15 Life After ICD-10: How the Healthcare World Will Change After ICD-10’s Implementation
Butler, Mary
5/15/15 Sample (Chief) Security Officer Job Description
5/15/15 Sample (Chief) Privacy Officer Job Description
5/2/15 Connecting the Disparate: Middleware’s Role in Solving Healthcare’s EHR Interoperability Problems
Voltz, Donald M
5/2/15 Scanning the HIM Environment: AHIMA’s 2015 Report Offers Insight on Emerging Industry Trends and Challenges
Desai, Anna
5/2/15 ICD-10 Gap Analysis Points to Revenue Neutral Transition
Barta, Ann
5/2/15 Workaday Informatics: How healthcare is applying practical informatics to save dollars and lives
Butler, Mary
4/2/15 Six Months and Counting: Are You Ready for ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation?
DeVault, Kathryn
4/2/15 Instituting an Enterprise-wide PHI Disclosure Management Strategy
Zeiour, Collette; Twiggs, Mariela
4/2/15 Evaluating the Information Governance Principles for Healthcare: Integrity and Protection
Datskovsky, Galina; Hedges, Ron; Empel, Sofia; Washington, Lydia
4/2/15 Clearing the HIPAA Cobwebs: New ONC Chief Privacy Officer Lucia Savage Focuses on Balancing Privacy and Security with Expanding Interoperable EHR Exchange
Dimick, Chris
4/2/15 Cracking Encryption: Despite Benefits, Technology Still Not Widely Used to Combat Multi-Million Dollar Breaches
Butler, Mary
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3/2/15 Ready or Not, HIM is Changing: Results of the New HIM Competencies Survey Show Skill Gaps Between Education Levels, Students, and Working Professionals
Sandefer, Ryan; Karl, Ellen Shakespeare
3/2/15 Privacy and Security for All: Building the “Model Clinic” for Healthcare Security and Compliance
Rogers, Anne M
3/2/15 Physician Fee Schedule Released for 2015
Ward, Maria N
3/2/15 Fixing a Broken EHR: HIM Working in the Spotlight to Solve Common EHR Issues
Butler, Mary
2/2/15 Evaluating the Information Governance Principles for Healthcare: Accountability and Transparency
Datskovsky, Galina; Hedges, Ron; Empel, Sofia
2/2/15 Dissecting the Details: Documentation Based Coding Model Offers Advanced Approach to Workforce Coding Training
Karff, Diana
2/2/15 Optimizing PHI Disclosure Management in the Age of Compliance
Hardwick, Don; Twiggs, Mariela; Braden, James H
2/2/15 CPT Updates for CY 2015
Buttner, Patty
2/2/15 Mind the Gap: HIM Rushes to Bridge Educational and Professional Gaps Caused by a Quickly Advancing Industry
Butler, Mary
1/2/15 mHealth’s Role in Consumerism and Connectivity
Levin, David; Gordon, Debra
1/2/15 Top Ten Challenges of Passing the CCS Examination (And How to Overcome Them)
Horn, Kelli
1/2/15 GEMs: Buyers Beware
Reed, Diana
1/2/15 The Year Ahead
Butler, Mary
11/2/14 Keeping Current in the Electronic Era: Data Age Transforming HIM’s Mandatory Workforce Competencies
Sandefer, Ryan H; DeAlmeida, Dilhari R; Dougherty, Michelle; Mancilla, Desla; Marc, David T
11/2/14 ICD-10’s Impact Reaches Far Beyond Coding: Examining the New Code Sets’ Revenue Cycle Implications
Arends-Marquez, Alexa; Knight, Nicole; Thomas-Flowers, Dwan
11/2/14 Making Health Information Exchange Work: HIOs Currently Not Ready to Support the Information Needs of a Reformed Healthcare System—But Small Changes Offer Big Outcomes
Callan, Kathy; Fuller, Jan; Galterio, Lou; Just, Beth; Reich, Kimberly; Steigerwald, Christine;
11/2/14 Be e-Prepared: Tips for Tackling Ever-Changing Electronic Audits, e-Discovery, and e-Measures
Butler, Mary
10/2/14 The Way Forward: AHIMA Develops Information Governance Principles to Lead Healthcare Toward Better Data Management
Empel, Sofia
10/2/14 Slow to the Information Governance Starting Line
Dimick, Chris
10/2/14 Reliable Coded Data Require a Reliable Coding Process Framework
Bielby, Judy A
10/2/14 Tracking HIE’s Ever Evolving Operational Models
Callan, Kathy; Galterio, Lou; Just, Beth; Reich, Kimberly ; Steigerwald, Christine;
9/2/14 Healthcare DIY: Empowering Consumers to Optimize their Healthcare through Health Information
Butler, Mary
9/2/14 Accessing and Using Data from Wearable Fitness Devices
Rhodes, Harry
9/2/14 Who Are You? Authenticating Consumer Identity is Becoming Increasingly Important in Healthcare
McKay, Tim
9/2/14 Healthcare On Demand: An Expanding World of Telemedicine Raises New Questions for HIM Professionals
Eramo, Lisa A
9/2/14 Coding ICD-10-PCS Procedures in the Ancillary Sections: Understanding Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy
Kostick, Karen; Sanvik, Gina
8/2/14 Myths of ICD-10-CM/PCS
Bowman, Sue
8/2/14 Roles for HIM Professionals in HIOs
Bailey-Woods, Linda; Dooling, Julie; Fabian, Diane; Kuehnast, Tanya; Luthi-Terry, Stephanie;
8/2/14 Coming Soon to Your Healthcare Facility: Information Governance: A Look at Healthcare Information Governance Trends through Practical Case Studies
Kadlec, Lesley
7/2/14 Document Like This, Not That: CDI Insights from the Physician and CDI Specialist Perspective
Lo, Wil
7/2/14 Selecting the Ideal CDI Physician Advisor
Huff, Garry L; Fee, James P; Clesi, Wendy; Perry, Joni; Rajappan, Melissa
7/2/14 Coding ICD-10-PCS Procedures in the Ancillary Sections: Understanding Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy
Kostick, Karen; Sanvik, Gina
7/2/14 Reinventing CDI: Organizations Relaunching And Reworking Data Integrity Efforts, And Coding Roles, With Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs
Butler, Mary
6/2/14 Trust But Verify: Safeguards in Contracting for Outsourced Coding Services
Sett, Ajit; Hickman, George T; Karban, Karen
6/2/14 Don’t Deny the Denials: Experts Recommend Implementing a Strong Claims Denial Strategy to Offset ICD-10-based Coder Productivity Loss
Eramo, Lisa A
6/2/14 Coding ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical-Related Sections: Understanding Osteopathic, Other Procedures, and Chiropractic
Barta, Ann
6/2/14 Bird’s Eye View of ICD-10 Documentation Gaps: Vendor analysis offers big picture look at nationwide documentation holes—and how to fill them
Hinkle-Azzara, Barbara; Carr, Kimberly J
6/2/14 Not So Fast! Congress Delays ICD-10-CM/PCS: Examining How the Delay Happened, Its Industry Impact, and How Best to Proceed
Butler, Mary
5/2/14 Coding ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical-Related Sections: Understanding Measurement and Monitoring, Extracorporeal Assistance and Performance, and Extracorporeal Therapies
Barta, Ann
5/2/14 Paging Dr. Watson: IBM’s Watson Supercomputer Now Being Used in Healthcare
Lee, Howard
5/2/14 Adapt or Disappear: AHIMA’s Reality 2016 has a New Mission to Transform the HIM Workforce through Education—or Else
Butler, Mary
5/2/14 Weaving Together a Healthcare Improvement Tapestry
Rubin, Joshua C; Friedman, Charles P
5/2/14 Evolving ROI Specialists into Health Record Ambassadors
Bowen, Rita; Smith, Alisha; Thomas, Keith W
4/2/14 ONC Issues Guides for SAFER EHRs
Sittig, Dean F; Singh, Hardeep
4/2/14 Top HITECH-HIPAA Compliance Obstacles Emerge
Butler, Mary
4/2/14 Combating the Privacy Crime That Can KILL
McNabb, Joanne; Rhodes, Harry B
4/2/14 On the HIPAA Hook
Hicks, Andrew
4/2/14 Coding ICD-10-PCS Medical and Surgical-Related Sections: Understanding Obstetrics, Placement, And Administration
Barta, Ann
3/2/14 Healthcare Reaches the EHR Tipping Point
Butler, Mary
3/2/14 Status Update: Social Media Exchanges are Sometimes Part of the Health Record
McWay, Dana C; Smith, K. Jody
3/2/14 WARNING Health IT May Be Hazardous to Your Healthcare: New Health IT Hazard Manager Helps Providers and Vendors Track Electronic Health Systems’ Side Effects
Dimick, Chris
3/2/14 Coding Root Operations with ICD-10-PCS: Understanding Fusion, Alteration, and Creation
Rihanek, Theresa

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