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Growing Influence

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2003


Implementing an electronic health (EHR) record doesn’t happen overnight, Pamela Haines, RHIA, will tell you. In fact, it may take a few years. But Haines has made big progress in the five years since she started as the only HIM professional at Operation PAR, a multi-site behavioral healthc....

Plenty to Learn, but Plenty of Guidance, Too

Author: Manger, Barbara J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2003


Climbing the career ladder is a sign of success. Many new HIM professionals begin their employment on one of the bottom rungs in a non-supervisory position while attending school or immediately after graduation. These positions give new graduates an advantage when a supervisory position in the....

Mining Diamonds in the Rough: How to Hire New Graduates

Author: Parker, Susan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2003


As a busy manager, you know exactly what you want when you post a job ad or inform your human resources department of a vacancy. You do not have time to sift through piles of resumes to find the person you need. But after weeks of searching, you may begin to wonder—is there anybody out th....

Smart Strategies Ease the Way for New Managers

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2003


Your first supervisory position can be both terrific and terrifying. You may be new to the facility, managing former colleagues, younger than your subordinates, or performing a midlife career switch. In all cases, a few simple strategies can help ensure your success. Here, two HIM educators sha....

Softer Skills Key to Leadership Position

Author: LeBlanc, Madonna M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2003


You landed the job. Your first day is a week away and you’ve left yourself enough time to recharge your batteries before jumping into a new adventure. To best position yourself for success as a new manager, think back to the human resources and personnel management courses you’ve tak....

Art and Science of Project Management

Author: Seidl, Patricia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2003


Completing a project successfully requires far more than a handful of meetings and a checklist. Project management is a process in itself—one that can ensure a positive outcome. Learn more from our expert.
Anyone who has ever sat in traffic due to road construction or witnessed the s....

Rolling with the Changes

Author: Squazzo, Jessica

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2003

“Managing change is always going to be a challenge. We're always learning and there's always going to be change.” —Christina Janus, MBA, RHIA, manager of medical record services at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, OH
Christina Janus, MBA, RHIA, has a steadfast approach....

Sorting Out Employee Sanctions

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2003


Has your organization addressed sanctions related to privacy and security issues? Both the final privacy rule and final security rule address this issue. The privacy rule states that the covered entity must “have and apply appropriate sanctions against members of its workforce who fail to....

Communicating Change with Style

Author: Helbig, Susan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2003


With so many different types of changes occurring at so many different times in the work place, how does an HIM professional prepare the context for change? Context refers to both the circumstances in which change will occur and to those the change will affect, such as the HIM staff, administr....

Is Your NPP Your Best Defense?

Author: Lee, Michael R.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2003


In the event of a privacy-related legal challenge, the content of your organization’s notice of privacy practices (NPP) will be a focal point for both plaintiff and defense arguments with respect to the protected health information (PHI) disclosure activities of your organization. Is your....

Champions for Consistency

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2003


Wouldn’t it be helpful to know how your peers at healthcare organizations throughout your state are handling HIPAA? Even better, wouldn’t it be helpful for the healthcare consumers in your state to encounter consistent behavior at each facility they visit?

Thanks to the Ten....

Transition Management: Striking a Balance

Author: Helbig, Susan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2003


Life in today’s healthcare organizations is challenging for everyone involved—patients, providers, third-party payers, vendors, and HIM professionals. As HIM professionals, we are constantly in a state of transition in some area of our practice, which can be both challenging and rewa....

Timeless Mission, Values Guide Change

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2003


How can you cope when it feels like change is coming at you from all directions? Effective management has come to mean the management of change. But effective change, particularly in the service sector of society, is change that has clear goals and is grounded in mission and values. It balances....

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