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HIPAA Security: Don't Disband the Committee Just Yet

Author: Brown, Stephen C.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2005

By now, every healthcare organization has faced the initial security compliance responsibilities associated with HIPAA. However, the compliance road has not yet been fully traveled. The nature of the rule makes compliance a recursive effort of reassessment, continual auditing, regular educatio....

Hiring for Competency: Hiring to Not Fail vs. Hiring to Succeed

Author: Rudman, William J.; Hart-Hester, Susan; Richey, John; Jackson, Kathryn

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2016


Evolving economic and technological advances have affected the work environment and the workforce, resulting in new competency requirements for employees. Finding the right person for each job can be difficult, and new hires often fail to meet employers’ expectations. Thi....

Importance of a Patient-Safe Culture

Author: Spath, Patrice L.

Source: Quality Resource (newsletter)

Publication Date: March 02, 2001

The chance for human error in the delivery of healthcare services will always exist. To ensure errors don't go undetected and end up causing patient harm, healthcare organizations must identify and fix faults in the systems of care. The goal of an organization's patient safety program sh....

Keeping HIM Current Through Re-engineering

Author: Myjer, D'Arcy

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2002

How should HIM departments organize to meet the challenges of the electronic medical record (EMR), compliance, HIPAA, and high-volume transcription?

The HIM department at Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) in Stanford, CA, has evolved to meet the need for change. Here’s....

Leading through Empowerment

Author: Bradt, Gary

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 1999

What got you to the top will not keep you there. This is a difficult lesson to learn. Many leaders earn success by getting involved and accomplishing things. They are tireless workers willing to do whatever is necessary to complete the task. Their diligent efforts lead to rewards, reco....

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