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Structured Text: Documentation Meets Technology

Author: Colburn, Charlotte

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1997


Documentation of patient encounters through dictation and transcription processing has advanced dramatically over the past century, and current technology offers still greater opportunities for efficiency, timeliness, and completeness. Sixty years ago, the "transcriptionist" o....

Strengthening Our Capability

Author: Pickard, Bryon

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007

Stepping back to reflect on our professional development helps us understand where we stand and the areas where we might focus for our future. Ask yourselves the questions below and objectively rate yourself on a scale of one to 10.
Do you consider yourself a high-potential employee, stud....

Street Smart: Understanding the Context of Emergency Medical Services Communication and Documentation

Author: Teslow, Mary; Harris, Susie T.; Wilfong, Denise

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2009

HIM professionals can expand their understanding of the healthcare continuum by becoming more familiar with hospital emergency care and documentation.

Emergency medical services (EMS) has evolved into an integral part of the healthcare system. The field is working to integrate itself....

Streamlining the Revenue Cycle Management Process

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2009

Keeping an organization’s revenue cycle running smoothly is no small feat. But Patsy Hathorn’s team at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS, volunteered to take it on. Now the team is seeing results.

Hathorn, RHIA, who is director of clinical resource managem....

Streamlining Patient and Physician Communication: IT Systems and Internet Offer Paths for Effective Communication for Patient Care

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2010

Many organizations still struggle with ongoing and timely clinical communication among physicians and between physicians and their patients. Physician-to-physician communication for ongoing patient care is especially complex. It requires identifying all physicians involved in the care of a pat....

Strategies for Remote Coding Success: Remote Coding Program Helps Norman Regional Retain Quality Coders

Author: Miller, Amy; Ridpath, Debra

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2010

Remote coding is helping organizations attract and retain experienced coding professionals at a time when highly skilled coding professionals are in short supply. Successfully implementing a remote coding program requires that facilities have their entire clinical documentation online and qual....

Strategic Planning: a Winning Play

Author: Brodnik, Melanie S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2004

In April we look back at AHIMA’s own form of college basketball’s “March Madness”—Team Talks. The communication, collaboration, and networking of these meetings make all who attended national champs. The information shared at Team Talks is essential for achieving the A....

Strategic Initiatives Embrace HIM’s Future

Author: Frawley, Kathleen A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2013

The health information management (HIM) profession will continue to see constant and increasing change in 2013. While HIM professionals continue to work to define and evolve their roles and career pathways, AHIMA has been working on the best ways to support and lead the change. As part of....

Strategic Approach to Requesting Capital

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2004

Health information managers often find their capital requests near the bottom of the list when limited funds are distributed. Their requests just aren’t sexy enough to compete with those that enhance the organization’s image, increase revenue, or promise a more rapid payback.

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