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HIM Leadership Challenge...for the Next 80 Years!

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2008

As AHIMA celebrates its 80th anniversary this month, we focus on the significant challenges that lay ahead. Though most emphasis today is on acquiring and implementing health IT, this will give way to an emphasis on managing and creating value from an organization’s information assets.

Successful Recruiting Strategies

Author: Dover, Kayce

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2008

It can be a challenge to hire the HIM professionals your organization needs. Smart managers and their HR departments stay proactive.
As the demand for HIM professionals continues to increase and the supply of experienced HIM professionals continues to lag, implementing a successful recruit....

ACE Program Celebrates First Year, Milestones

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: October 2008

In its first year ACE (Action Community for e-HIM Excellence) already has more than 500 members. ACE members have reached out to component state associations (CSAs) and allied health professionals by speaking, writing, testifying, and mentoring. Members provide their HIM expertise and then report it to AHIMA. This article presents some of the highlights from the first year.

Running a Successful CDIP

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: July 22, 2008

Clinical documentation improvement programs can enhance the clinical record and capture lost reimbursement. But they can be a challenge. Getting physician buy-in, avoiding turf wars between documentation specialists, coders, and nurses, and measuring program succes....

Skilled Knowledge Workers in Short Supply

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2008

This is a demanding time for coders. MS-DRGs and present on admission requirements would have been challenging on their own; however, both came at virtually the same time, straining coders already stretched to meet their job requirements.

Recruitment and retention of coding staff is....

Avoiding the Post-Implementation Blues

Author: McCoy, Michael J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2007

Hospitals and clinics are sometimes too quick to say they’ve got their IT launch covered. Here are tips for avoiding famous last words and unpleasant surprises.
Organizations spend a tremendous amount of time identifying the consultants, vendors, and healthcare IT solutions that best....

HIM Leadership in Action: Making Change Happen!

Author: Rulon, Vera

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

I.   Introduction

Managing change is not an easy thing. We experience change in many aspects of our lives. Is it any different in healthcare versus other industries? This writer thinks not, as change is a difficult thing to effect, although it happens all the time.


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