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LHRs in the Electronic Record Age: What We Know So Far

Author: McLendon, Kelly

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2006

Legal electronic health records are recognized as key to the development of EHRs in general. Although clinicians and EHR system designers tend to ignore the formal record keeping aspects of EHR system development, the legal ramifications get everyone to take notice. People are curious and will....

Resolution on the Legal Health Record

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: AHIMA HoD Resolution

Publication Date: October 08, 2006

ubmitted by AHIMA's Electronic Health Record Practice Council
Whereas, it is acknowledged that the health care industry is in transition to electronic health records and most health care organizations have health records that are in a hybrid state,

Whereas, for eviden....

HIM Impact on EHRs: Newly Released Study Links HIM Professionals and Successful EHR Implementations

Author: Fenton, Susan H.; Amatayakul, Margret; Work, Mitch

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2006

Facilities with successful EHR systems are more likely to be those where HIM professionals played a role, according to newly released research.
Involving HIM professionals in EHR implementations can improve outcomes, according to a report recently released by AHIMA. The report surveyed h....

Recipe for Information-based Healthcare

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2006

Creating an information-based health system is like following a recipe. First, include essential ingredients, such as accurate and complete clinical documentation organized in architectures that enable access and interoperability. Then add protocols, terminologies, and classification systems to....

Behavioral Health Weighs in on Health IT

Author: Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2006

As the national agenda for health IT continues to move forward, the behavioral health industry is working on organizing and establishing priorities for technology and electronic health record (EHR) implementation. Last September the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SA....

Avian Flu

Author: Quinsey, Carol Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2006

There has been a great deal of publicity about the avian flu. Whether you agree with the concerns being voiced, it behooves us all to learn as much as we can about anything that has the potential for an epidemic or pandemic. This column reviews the facts about avian flu as they are known today....

Difference Between the EHR Standard and Certification

Author: Mon, Donald T.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2006

This year promises to be another remarkable year for health IT, particularly for electronic health record (EHR) systems. This month, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) will begin certifying ambulatory EHR systems. And by this fall, if everything goes as....

Language of Health Data Exchange

Author: Bloomrosen, Meryl; Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2006

Rapidly advancing data exchange initiatives have left a trail of acronyms in their wake. Is a SNO a RHIO, and where did LHIIs go?

As thinking on the nature of regional and nationwide data exchange evolves, terms devised from necessity have been left behind just as....

CIO Calling: How Much IT Does an IT Project Require?

Author: Stein, Todd

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2006

When IT projects start, CIOs say they turn to HIM for detailed workflow knowledge combined with a high-level understanding of technology.
When Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital decided to go paperless with an electronic record two years ago, CIO Tim Zoph saw that the key to the hos....

Authentication in EHRs

Author: Green-Shook, Sheila; Quinsey, Carol Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2006

Group Health Cooperative (GHC) is an integrated healthcare system with 29 primary care clinics, four specialty centers, two hospitals, 10,000 employees, and 700 physicians. GHC serves 540,000 patients across Washington state and northern Idaho.

In 2003 GHC began implementing an elec....

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