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Standardizing Problem Lists in Physician Practices

Author: Scichilone, Rita A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2011


As the healthcare industry moves closer to patient-centered care, one of the most important tools for physicians is a standardized problem list. A well-designed process for capturing patient problems as they are treated and resolved (or not) has dual benefits.

First, the problem lis....

Natural Language Processing – Is it the Silver Bullet for Health Information Management?

Author: Fritsch, Jürgen; Fallati, Donald T.; Kosegi, Lynn

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

M*Modal

The overarching goals driving the healthcare industry and the Health Information Profession and function have been clear for some time. Broad agreement exists that having clinical data readily available in an electronic environment, rather than paper-based, will improve patient ca....

Health Information Exchange – Our Successes and Challenges with the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record

Author: Foley, Teresa; Gillen, Zachary; Teal, Jennifer

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

Background

In the spring of 2009, President Obama announced plans to create a joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) to improve care and services between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DoD), and the private sector. President Obama directed the Dep....

Legal Considerations in Joining an HIE

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2011


The legal issues healthcare organizations must consider when joining a health information exchange (HIE) go far beyond the standard HIPAA-related concerns.

HIEs are rapidly gaining prominence in healthcare, bolstered by federal initiatives like the meaningful use program, which requ....

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