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Get Serious About Paper Record Destruction

Author: Mead, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2002

How serious are you about your document destruction processes? There are steps that you can take that ensure protection from liability and embarrassment after the records are tagged for disposal. Merely saying “we shred our old records” and “we have a certificate of destruction&....

Journal Q&A (4/02)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: April 02, 2002

Q: The physician practice I work for often receives photocopies of health information sent in anticipation of a new patient consultation or appointment. If the individual never presents to the practice, how long must our practice retain this health information?

A: While healthcare....

Document Imaging: Lessons Learned

Author: Myjer, D'Arcy; Madamba, Roderick

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001


As all of us realize, healthcare is slowly moving toward an electronic medical record environment. The reasons today are just as valid as they were 20 years ago: immediate access to the patient record, less time charting and more time caring for patients, better....

On the Line: Professional Practice Solutions

Author: Hjort, Beth M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2001

Q: The nursing department has asked the HIM department for assistance in creating an organized process for thinning inpatient charts. Is there a standardized method that I could suggest?

Q: Are there standards for establishing chart document order either during or....

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