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Buyer Beware - the MD and the EMR: You Can't Have One Without the Other

Author: AL-Jafar, Eiman; Campbell, Jennie; Nelson, Rosemarie; Starnes, Harry

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Introduction

Due to significant advances in technology and increasing pressure on physician groups for improved efficiency and care delivery, electronic medical record (EMR) systems are gaining popularity. There are hundreds of products designated as EMRs available in today's market, mak....

EHR: Not Just Another IT Project

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004


The EHR is not just another information technology (IT) project. In fact, it is an interdisciplinary process requiring the best efforts of many disciplines and decades to fully realize.   

This paper contains three very different stories from HIM colleagues who've been inv....

Globalization of Medical Transcription Services

Author: Hurley, Brenda J.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004


Over my 30-plus years in the medical transcription industry, I have seen plenty of changes. I can remember sitting in the basement of a hospital with my typewriter trying to decipher the words recorded on a blue plastic belt with grooves similar to a phonograph record. Slowly, technology found....

Coder Education: Will Demand, Will Deliver

Author: Carol, Ruth

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2004


As the bar rises for coding, healthcare organizations require more education from coders—and they are willing to deliver it, too.
The bar has always been high for mdical coding, but recent years have seen it boosted higher. As a result, healthcare organizations need more from code....

Strategic Approach to Requesting Capital

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2004


Health information managers often find their capital requests near the bottom of the list when limited funds are distributed. Their requests just aren’t sexy enough to compete with those that enhance the organization’s image, increase revenue, or promise a more rapid payback.

EHR: Life after the Draft Standard Is Approved

Author: Mon, Donald T.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2004


In the March 2004 issue of the Journal of AHIMA, this column described how the second version of the EHR functional outline and draft standard currently being developed by the Health Level 7 (HL7) EHR Special Interest Group appeared to be dramatically improved over the first version, which was....

Dictating for Dollars: Is It for You?

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2004


Even with increasingly automated systems, the dictation of discharge summaries in a timely manner is still an issue. Some managers report that physicians are requesting hospitals provide them relief by allowing them to hire nurses, physician assistants, or HIM professionals to dictate the disc....

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