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Transforming the HIM Milieu for the Digital Age

Author: Luthi-Terry, Stephanie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2013

Healthcare system Allina Health is leveraging their groundbreaking electronic health record system to revamp the health information management (HIM) department and its various functions. The goal is to make HIM more effective and efficient in the digital age, which they are accomplishing i....

Transforming Healthcare through API Governance

Author: Primeau, Debra

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2019

By Debi Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA

These days, digital information is gold. This is especially true in healthcare, where organizations use health information strategically to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance the safety and quality of patient care. Health information ma....

Transforming Healthcare: the Time for Change is Now

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2005

In recent remarks to Connecting for Health’s steering group, David Brailer, MD, PhD, the national health information technology coordinator, noted that if this is the decade of health IT adoption, 2005 could well turn out to be the year of “maximum flexion.” Brailer urged the....

Transforming Healthcare

Author: Pickard, Bryon

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2007

We live in extraordinary times. New technologies are increasingly becoming an indispensable part of everyday life. The Internet, expanding cell phone capabilities, and new mobile devices enable people to not only stay connected, but also carry out almost any task imaginable. The possibilit....

Transforming Clinical Quality Measures for EHR Use

Author: Kallem, Crystal

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2011

NQF Refines eMeasures for Use in EHRs and Meaningful Use Program

The meaningful use incentive program and increasing emphasis on improving healthcare quality have highlighted the need for clinical quality measures that are EHR-compatible. To address this need and advance th....

Transcription Beyond Transcription: Health IT allows transcriptionists to assist with CDI, other HIM functions

Author: Carnrite, Michael; Sumner, Susan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2012

For decades Medical transcription has been an important fixture of the health information management (HIM) department. Compiling, managing, and retaining transcribed documents as a subset of the entire patient medical record is a foundational role for HIM professionals. And while the electron....

Transcription and Data Capture in the EHR

Author: Dooling, Julie A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2011

Transcription has always played an important role in HIM, but today it is taking on a new role in supporting the meaningful use program. Organizations are looking to leverage their transcription technology to capture structured data within their electronic health records (EHRs), a requirement....

Transactions Delay Prompts Concern Among Covered Entities

Author: Rode, Dan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2002

AHIMA recently attended a meeting of healthcare providers, payers, and staff representatives of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Organized by the Association for Electronic Health Care Transactions, the meet....

Train Your IG Workforce Now

Author: Glondys, Barbara

Source: AHIMA blog post | Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: February 18, 2016

Although health information management professionals are still wrapping their heads around IG, it is critical to begin involving and training your organization’s workforce community in the principles and practices of IG sooner rather than later. The Pocket Glossary of Health Informat....

Tracking the Changing Face of the Journal

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2018