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Regulation of Health Information Processing in an Outsourcing Environment

Author: AHIMA; California Health Information Association; American Association for Medical Transcription; Medical Transcription Industry Alliance (MTIA)

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: March 16, 2004


A Joint Position Statement issued by:
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
California Health Information Association (CHIA)
American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT)
Medical Transcription Industry Alliance (MTIA)
Objective

To....

Assessing Privacy Risk in Outsourcing

Author: Davino, Margaret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004


Healthcare providers can outsource transcription, but they can’t outsource their obligation to safeguard privacy. Here’s how to minimize risk.
Healthcare providers are faced with multiple pressures, many of them financial. The need for management to meet financial constraints....

Managing Knowledge Workers

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004


Many were caught by surprise last October when the San Francisco Chronicle ran a story about a disgruntled medical transcriber from Pakistan who threatened to release confidential patient data if she did not get paid.1 When the full story was revealed, we learned that the University of Califor....

Preparing for the ICD-10 Journey

Author: Bowman, Sue E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004



After years of doubt as to whether ICD-10 was ever going to be implemented in the United States, the journey toward replacement of ICD-9-CM has finally gotten under way. The historic decision of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) to send a letter to the Secretar....

Managing the Virtual HIM Department

Author: Walls, Laura Lane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004


In the new world of remote work forces, old management principles still apply. The trick is to apply them in entirely new ways.
Many health information management professionals don’t work anywhere near their “place” of employment.
They are remote workers, performin....

Safe at Home: Remote Coding Meets HIPAA

Author: Keough, Tim

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2004


Remote coding offers big benefits and unique security challenges. Here’s how one organization moves patient data securely across the Internet.

"Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought....

Where's the Payoff: Justifying Training Costs in Tough Economic Times

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: November 2003


Digest this number-$51.3 billion. That’s how much companies in the United States will spend training their employees during 2003. This number may sound high, but it’s down five percent from 2002 and nearly 10 percent from 2001. In fact, according to a report by Training magazine, this is the fi....

Oops...I was Wrong: When Managers Need to Apologize

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: November 2003


"I am profoundly sorry." "I regret that my words offended." "I beg forgiveness." We've heard many high-profile apologies such as these over the past few years. The headlines have trumpeted words of contrition from powerful leaders like former President Bill Clinton, Senator Trent Lott, and Car....

Risk Assessment: Doing More With Less

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2003


In an October 2002 Journal article, eight out of 10 HIM managers interviewed mentioned trying to keep up with the workload with fewer resources as a top concern.1 In this time of rapid changes in healthcare, how do we decide what to prioritize when everything we do seems to be high priority? T....

Sharing the Power: Tips for Effective Employee Empowerment

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: September 2003


If you do an Internet search on "employee empowerment," more than 14,000 references appear. If that doesn't convince you that it's a hot issue, one online bookseller offers 159 titles on the topic.
What's the big deal here? Business leaders and researchers have long understood that enthus....

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