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On the Leading Edge in Long-term Care

Author: Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2008


Margie White started out as a nursing assistant in acute care. A brochure for AHIMA’s independent study program introduced her to HIM. She completed the program and applied for a job as medical record clerk in a long-term care facility.

And she kept going. White earned her RHI....

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....

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....

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....

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