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Turning Old Technology into New Systems

Author: Anderson, Ellen Miller

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2001

The need for updated technology rarely coincides with enough funds to purchase it. However, disparate technologies can be combined to meet information system needs without a major capital outlay. At Home Care Services, part of Group Health Cooperative (GHC) in Seattle, we created the On Call P....

On the Line: Professional Practice Solutions

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2001

Q: I understand that inexpensive password recovery software can allow an unauthorized user to recover or crack someone else's password. If passwords are that easy to crack, are they worthwhile?

Q: Does the new HIPAA privacy rule require hospitals to obtain patient....

Is Wireless Technology at Hand for Healthcare?

Author: Smith, Cheryl M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2001

It wasn’t so long ago that HIM professionals witnessed the introduction and use of computers to assist in performing everyday functions in an HIM department. The computerization of the master patient index moved us from typing patient demographic data and filing individual patient index cards....

Security @ the Edge

Author: Boroditsky, Marc

Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: November 02, 2000

With the pending impact of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements and the high hopes for fully automated e-medical informatics, healthcare information professionals must gain an appreciation for the edge of their networks. More than ever before, the edge....

HIM Metamorphosis

Author: Kalata, Marcia

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1998

Five years ago, if someone had told me my organization would construct a new building without a chart room and would require half as many medical record clerks and that coders would work without stacks of charts at their desks, I'd have thought they were from a different planet. But....

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....

Implementing the Wireless Computerized Patient Record

Author: Rhodes, Harry B.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1997

The ability to provide timely, relevant, and accurate in-formation to the healthcare decision maker at the point of care is a critical success factor for any provider. For enterprises that operate in extremely competitive healthcare markets, the ability to meet this challenge could mean the d....

Wireless Computing May Be the Ambulatory Answer

Author: Kuehn, Lynn

Source: Brief Encounter

Publication Date: June 02, 1997

Society has accepted the fact that telephones function very well without wires, freeing us from desktop chains. So, why not accept the fact that computing can happen the same way -- wireless, yet fully connected? PC Tablets

The technology exists today to create wireless local area....

Holistic Approach to Network System Security

Author: Nelson, Doug

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 1997

Information security concerns increase with expanded healthcare data access across wide area networks, increased storage on network devices, and greater use outside an organization's electronic borders. Today's information systems network architectures are changing rapidly,....

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