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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....

Dial T for Training: Work Force and the EHR

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2006


What’s that sound? It could be your cell phone ringing…but it’s really a reminder to update your technology skills. Here’s the connection: Your cell phone may have the latest bells and whistles, but do you know how to use them? Likewise, are you a proficient user of the....

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.”

ICD-10: Managing Data Quality through Change

Author: Johnson, Kerry

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

Introduction

As HIM professionals, one of our major concerns is data quality. We are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that the quality of coded data in our facilities and data in healthcare in general is of the highest quality in order to accurately reflect our organization&rsq....

Health Information Management Improving the Revenue Cycle: Practical Applications for Acute Care Facilities

Author: Curtis, Elizabeth; Osborn, Carol E.; Maxim, Dorothy

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

Introduction

The broad ownership of the revenue cycle within a healthcare organization complicates management. In any healthcare setting, the revenue cycle consists of a complex set of processes that involve multiple departments coordinating reviews of multiple monitors to ensure a health....

Partnering for Quality Healthcare

Author: Rulon, Vera

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2005


HIM cannot claim an exclusive domain any more. No longer a “back end” function, HIM is part of a larger continuum. Author Daniele Bolelli writes: “The age of specialization is over. Mixing together aspects of life that have apparently little to do with each other will be the....

Designing Effective Training

Author: Duggan, Christina Mayer

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2005



Creating a successful training program begins with asking the right questions and taking time on the plans, as one expert testifies.
Imagine sitting at your desk. The phone rings. It's your boss. You've just been tasked with an electronic health record (EHR) training initiative inv....

Leading from the Middle

Author: Hagland, Mark

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2005


With one eye on strategy and one on operations, HIM managers not only have the opportunity to facilitate change, they also have the responsibility.
Awareness of senior-level strategy combined with detailed organizational knowledge can give HIM managers keen eyesight. For Mary Staub, RHIA....

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