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Turning Production Data into Management Tools

Author: Dunn, Rose T

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2002

Staring down another backlog in your HIM department? Use routine data collection activities to strengthen your case for additional staff, increased budget dollars, or an incentive program.
Daily challenges in an HIM department include increasing workloads and accumulating backlogs withou....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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