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Predicting the Internet Future

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2001


A recently released report written for the California HealthCare Foundation, Health e-People: The Online Consumer Experience, is the second five-year forecast to map the landscape of Internet healthcare. The recent forecast more specifically maps one aspect of Internet healthcare by looki....

Journal Q&A (11/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: November 02, 2000

Q: My facility wants to adopt or modify an existing abbreviation list rather than develop its own. Where can I locate such a list?
A: If you work in a community where the physicians practice at more than one facility, it would be ideal if those facilities shared a common abbreviation....

Coding bibliography

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Source: AHIMA bibliography

Publication Date: October 15, 2000


Coding

In an era of mounting pressure on hospitals and integrated delivery systems to comply with regulations governing payment for healthcare services and curbing fraud and abuse, quality coding takes on an increasingly important role. Traditionally, the coding professional has f....

Coding bibliography

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Source: AHIMA bibliography

Publication Date: August 15, 2000


Health information management (HIM) professionals play a key role in managed care organizations by virtue of their knowledge of clinical classification of coding systems and the supporting documentation—whether it is paper, electronic, or computerized. This knowledge—along with their....

Journal Q&A (7/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: July 02, 2000

Q: What is a good source for looking up Internet-related terms?
A: One of the quickest and least expensive ways to look up an unfamiliar Internet term is by doing a search at www.whatis.com.

In addition to explaining terms such as "cookie" and "ISP," ....

Compliance

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Source: AHIMA bibliography

Publication Date: June 15, 2000


Recent legislative actions by the government to curb fraud and abuse in the healthcare industry, coupled with the federal government's aggressive civil and criminal healthcare prosecutions, would indicate that government scrutiny of healthcare providers will remain intense well into the future.....

Journal Q&A (4/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: April 02, 2000

Q: Where on the Web can I find information about HIPAA?
A: The following Web sites provide a variety of information on HIPAA regulations and information security:
AHIMA (www.ahima.org): AHIMA has a variety of information available on its Web site, including a checklist pract....

Toward a Web-enabled HIM Profession

Author: Skurka, Margaret A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2000


I begin this month's column with three questions: Do you have access to the Internet? Do you use it as a tool in your work? Are you regularly using the professional development information on AHIMA's Web site? If your answer to any of these questions is "no," I urge you to ....

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