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IFHIMA Organizing a World of HIM: What to Expect Out of the 2016 IFHIMA Congress

Author: Fernandes, Lorraine M.; Haendel, Angelika; MacDonald, Marci; Nicholson, Lorraine; Skurka, Margaret A.; Yokobori, Yukiko

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2016

The familiar phrase “think globally, act locally” urges people to consider the health of the entire planet and to take action in their own communities and cities. The rapid spread of epidemics such as Avian flu, Ebola, HIV, and the latest threat of Zika to pregnant women and th....

IFHIMA Prepares for 19th Congress as Health Information Goes Global and Digital

Author: Fernandes, Lorraine M.; Butler-Henderson, Kerryn CHIA, FAHIMA; MacDonald, Marci; Skurka, Margaret A.; Lewis, Carol; AlBishi, Hussein; Axford, Kylie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2019

By Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA; Kerryn Butler Henderson, PhD; Carol Lewis, MPH, RHIA; Marci MacDonald, CHIM; Margaret Skurka, MS, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA; Hussein AlBishi; and Kylie Axford

Healthcare, like manY other segments of society and the economy, has become truly global.


Losing the Match Game: Study Reveals Gaps in HIM’s Patient Identity Integrity Practices

Author: Dooling, Julie A; Fernandes, Lorraine M.; Kirby, Annessa; Kadlec, Lesley; Landsbach, Grant; Lusk, Katherine; Munns, Megan; Noreen, Neysa; O'Connor, Michele

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2016

In healthcare, matching patients accurately to their medical history across multiple care sites and among various sources of data has become increasingly important as healthcare data is shared across platforms. Additionally, as clinicians need to interact with third parties and provide car....

Many Roads to Data Exchange

Author: Fernandes, Lorraine M.; O'Connor, Michele

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2010

Federal dollars are spurring efforts for health information exchange, but to say there is more than one approach is an understatement. Providers and payers are taking local, state, regional, and federal routes in search of connected healthcare.

The last year has seen tremendous excit....

Patient Identification in Three Acts

Author: Fernandes, Lorraine M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2008

As the curtain slowly rises on interoperable data exchange, the industry is still auditioning for the role of patient identification.

Throughout the past ten years, healthcare has been setting the stage for IT interoperability. With patient identification in a leading role, the scri....

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