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Tips for Successful Teamwork

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2006


AHIMA’s e-HIM work groups have had great success in bringing together groups of HIM professionals to explore and create guidance on cutting-edge e-HIM practices and technology. These groups also teach us lessons about the factors of successful teamwork that we can apply to our own work si....

Hybrid Records in a Hospice Setting

Author: Barbera, Linda

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2006


The hospice setting is no stranger to the challenges of transitioning from paper to electronic documentation. Ensuring that hybrid medical records provide complete and accurate documentation is a significant issue, particularly for reimbursement processes. In order for the documentation to prov....

Word Power: a Glossary of Software Licensing Terms

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2006


This Software license agreement is entered into by and between Sample Software, Inc, a Delaware corporation with principal offices located at 100 Maple Lane, Chicago, Illinois 60601 ("Sample") and _________________, a corporation with principal offices located at ________________ ("Licensee") a....

Authentication in EHRs

Author: Green-Shook, Sheila; Quinsey, Carol Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2006


Group Health Cooperative (GHC) is an integrated healthcare system with 29 primary care clinics, four specialty centers, two hospitals, 10,000 employees, and 700 physicians. GHC serves 540,000 patients across Washington state and northern Idaho.

In 2003 GHC began implementing an elec....

Practice Toolkit: EHR Implementation

Author: Hall, Terri

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2005


The Billings Area Indian Health Service (IHS) began implementing an electronic health record (EHR) about three years ago, beginning with the Crow Acute Care Hospital and its Wind River outpatient clinics. This article outlines the steps the organization took to reach “go live.”

Documentation Improvement Initiative at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Author: Rivera, Madeline; Zusman, Irina; Kogan, Susanna; Sichalov, Nadia; Spector, Michelle

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005


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Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) in Brooklyn, NY, implemented a successful documentation improvement program in 2001. Under the auspices of the Case Management Department, documentation specialists, who are credentialed HIM professionals (RHIA, CCS), perform concurrent and....

Spoliation of Medical Evidence

Author: Tomes, Jonathan P.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2005


To avoid the improper destruction or alteration of records, HIM departments must follow a retention schedule, train personnel, and ensure that corrections leave original entries intact.
Although the legal concept known as spoliation of evidence has been a part of the American legal syste....

Coding Ethically

Author: Bronnert, June

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: October 2005


With the many reimbursement issues and regulatory requirements surrounding coding, it is sometimes necessary for coders to refamiliarize themselves with what it means to code ethically. AHIMA’s Coding Policy and Strategy Committee developed the Standards of Ethical Coding, which were app....

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