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Helping Coders Keep Current

Author: Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2004


On the heels of new medical procedures and new devices come the new codes and new interpretations to describe them. That’s why Terry Tropin says that coding’s biggest challenge is “keeping up.”
Tropin, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, is manager of coding education at the Ameri....

In New Role, Years of Experience

Author: Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2005


Scan Michelle Wieczorek’s credentials—RN, RHIT, CPHQ, CPUR—and consider how she came to work at the center of the external and internal Web sites of a major health system.

The biggest reason doesn’t have to do with knowing how information becomes pixels on a s....

Interoperability: What it Means, Why it Matters

Author: Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2006


Healthcare’s hottest topic finally has two things it has badly needed: plain language and a sense of urgency.
Every health information story in 2006 will circle back to one word. In one way or another, every HIM story this year will relate to interoperability.

Healthcare....

Language of Health Data Exchange

Author: Bloomrosen, Meryl; Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2006




Rapidly advancing data exchange initiatives have left a trail of acronyms in their wake. Is a SNO a RHIO, and where did LHIIs go?



As thinking on the nature of regional and nationwide data exchange evolves, terms devised from necessity have been left behind just as....

Piecing together the PHR

Author: Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2007


What health information is most useful to consumers? That’s a question only consumers can answer, one by one.
The personal health record, or PHR, might lack a common definition, a common data set, a common format, and a short list of sponsors. But it has one thing i....

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