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Legal Health Record Update

Author: McLendon, Kelly

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007



Legal Health Records (LHR) continue to be major concern and topic of discussion among not only HIM professionals but all stripes of EHR players. “ What is the legal record” is a question that  I hear regularly, which among other things tells us that there is a growing awar....

Making Data Healthy

Author: Bell, Brenda

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

Brenda Bell, RHIA
Director, Medical Record Departments
Emory University Hospital
Center for Rehabilitation Medicine
Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
Introduction

The need for speed in identification and correction of patient identity errors has become critical wi....

Redesigning the HIM Department for an EHR

Author: Catlin, Cathy

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007


If you are fortunate, you will have the opportunity to design a new HIM department or redesign your current department to accommodate the changes that an EHR will impose upon you and your staff. I intend this document to explain the design process and the steps that an HIM d irector should tak....

In Search of eHIM®: A Case Study of Transformation to a Centralized HIM. Record Archival and EDMS Processing Center in a Multihospital Network

Author: Grzybowski, Darice

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2007

Background

Upon beginning the journey to a fully electronic health record (EHR), many healthcare systems find they face additional challenges in their ability to control the flow, storage, and retrieval of new and existing medical records. These organizations typically conclude they need....

What's Your EHR IQ?

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2007



HIM is becoming more automated and electronic every year. The basic skill set of the HIM professional has changed dramatically. The acronyms abound, from HL7 and CCHIT to HIEs. It can be hard to keep up with all the latest developments. Test your EHR IQ by answering the following questions....

EHR Progress: Reaching the Tipping Point?

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2007


There are many forecasts about how long it will take for EHRs to be the norm across healthcare. There is talk of a tipping point where penetration and momentum are great enough to move the rest of the industry. But just when will EHRs truly be mainstream technologies, and what are the stages f....

Pilot Debrief: Lessons Learned Assisting Physician Practices Adopt Health IT

Author: Fergusson, Kevin; Archer, Nancy; Donnelly, Sharon; Okerson, Barbara; Parker, Charles; Weir, John

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2007


The pilot behind today’s nationwide DOQ-IT project offers early lessons on both the characteristics and assistance that help physician offices succeed with health IT.
Physician adoption of health IT has become a major policy priority in the United States. But despite the drive to g....

Charting the Legal Health Record

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2007


Tracking what should or shouldn’t be included in a healthcare organization’s legal health record can be a dizzying process without ample organization. The increasing mix of digital information with traditional paper records makes good organization all the more essential.

HIM pr....

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