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Understanding ASPs and Evaluating Their Security for HIM

Author: Bahr, Dave

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001


From a historical perspective, there have been more advances in technology in the past 100 years than in the entire recorded history of mankind before that. The rate of change continues to increase. This can be seen by how long it takes for technology to be wid....

Do You Need an ASP ASAP?

Author: Sheridan, Colin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2001

Is your organization looking at the possibility of using an application service provider (ASP)? If so, here are some things you should know about making that decision, selecting a provider, and negotiating a contract.
Is your organization working to improve its financial position by reducing e....

Journal Q&A (5/01)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: May 02, 2001

Q: What is an ASP?

A: An ASP is an application service provider, which hosts and manages software, hardware, and data storage from a centralized location to subscribers via a Web browser over wide area networks. The advantages for some organizations include:
cost savings and quick im....

Ten Steps to Selecting a Document Imaging Vendor

Author: Lofton, Sandra

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2000

On the road toward an electronic medical record, many organizations will need to evaluate and select document imaging systems. Because of the time and expense involved in these types of implementations, it is critical that the vendor selected be the right one for the organization. The process....

Guidelines for a 'Win-Win' Vendor Relationship

Author: Pavoni, Mary Mike

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2000

For some HIM managers, contracting with a vendor is their only external business relationship. The ideal outcome of the sale and purchase process requires both parties to commit to the success of the effort. If the HIM manager approaches a vendor with a "convince me I need this&qu....

PPS + New Technology = Growing Pains

Author: Blumenthal, Jane E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 1999

It's been a little more than a year since the prospective payment system (PPS) came into play in skilled nursing facilities. The post-acute PPS, initiated by the federal government under the 1997 Balanced Budget Act, was set in place to reduce the federal government's healthcare expend....

Implementing the Enterprise Master Patient Index

Author: Adragna, Lisa

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998

In implementing a cross-facility initiative, the importance of planning and understanding the implications for all facilities can't be overlooked. Here's how one integrated delivery network navigated the challenges of implementing a cross-facility enterprise master patient inde....

Journal Q&A (5/98)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: May 02, 1998

Q: The facility that I work for is planning to use an outside copy service. How can we be sure it will protect our patient information?

A: Start by evaluating the potential companies to ensure that they are reputable and provide quality services. Next, ask the various ....

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