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Connecting Interoperability to HIM

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2006


This year the vision of connected health information will come into sharper focus. Federally funded initiatives for sharing health information are taking place in a dozen communities across the country. Four consortiums are under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to de....

Interoperability: What it Means, Why it Matters

Author: Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2006


Healthcare’s hottest topic finally has two things it has badly needed: plain language and a sense of urgency.
Every health information story in 2006 will circle back to one word. In one way or another, every HIM story this year will relate to interoperability.

Healthcare....

Communication in Clinical Care: the Role of HL7

Author: Jones, Tom

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

Introduction: Interoperability and Communication

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to provide leadership for the development and nationwide implementation of an interoperable health information technology infra....

Behavioral Health Organization's Journey to the EHR

Author: LePar, Kathleen

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

Introduction

Making the transition to an electronic health record (EHR) or, for the purpose of behavioral health organizations, an electronic client record (ECR) is a major undertaking for any organization. The ECR affects both quality and administrative aspects of the organization. It al....

Documentation Improvement Initiative at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Author: Rivera, Madeline; Zusman, Irina; Kogan, Susanna; Sichalov, Nadia; Spector, Michelle

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005


Summary


Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) in Brooklyn, NY, implemented a successful documentation improvement program in 2001. Under the auspices of the Case Management Department, documentation specialists, who are credentialed HIM professionals (RHIA, CCS), perform concurrent and....

Most Wired Hospital Going Digital

Author: Stallings, Crystal

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

Introduction

The president of the US stated that within 10 years, all health records will be electronic. This will evolve patient care in health institutions across America and will reduce the complexity of obtaining information when it is needed. This momentum has already been experience....

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