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Managing Health Information in Mobile Devices

Author: Washington, Lydia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2012

While the jury is still out on whether mobile devices will eventually replace laptops and PCs, many observers are predicting that their use will continue to explode in the next few years. There are currently at least 10,000 health-related apps that could be downloaded to a mobile electronic de....

Mandates Encourage E-Discovery

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2012

Today's US healthcare delivery system is facing an unprecedented sea change, led by federal initiatives that will foster a rise in the number of e-discovery requests hitting HIM departments.

Federal initiatives like the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Patient Protection an....

Creating a Legal Health Record Definition

Author: McLendon, Kelly

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2012

As a medical record custodian, it is the HIM professional's responsibility to address legal EHR issues proactively rather than reactively. Defining an organization's legal health record (LHR) in advance will enable an entity to be prepared for both routine and high-stress record requests. Ever....

Privacy and the EHR

Author: Nelson, Debra S

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

Determining how to implement privacy regulations and policies in an electronic record environment can not only be daunting but also thought of quite late in the EHR implementation process. Daily processes and tasks such as reviewing the medical record with patients to processing requests for a....

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