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E-HIM: Our Commitment to Lead

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2005



For the past two years, AHIMA’s report “Vision of the e-HIM® Future” has served as a touchstone in our rapidly adapting field. When published in 2003, the report painted a picture of evolving HIM roles and practice in a healthcare industry moving from paper to an elec....

e-HIM: From Vision to Reality

Author: Bloomrosen, Meryl

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2005


Health IT has been a hot topic in the two years since AHIMA published "A Vision of the e-HIM Future." Members of the original task force take a look back.
This fall marks the second anniversary of the AHIMA report "A Vision of the e-HIM Future." The report, published in September 2003,....

Radical Technology: Your Grandfather's Telephone

Author: Smith, Douglas L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2005


More than 100 years ago, a cutting-edge technology offered the potential to improve and better manage care. But like each innovation that was to follow, the telephone wasn’t implemented in a day.
Editor’s note: The most common technologies surrounding us were once revolutiona....

Problem List Coding in e-HIM

Author: Fraser, Greg

Source: Journal of AHIMA - Coding Notes

Publication Date: July 2005


In 1968 Larry Weed, MD, introduced the idea that a complete and accurate problem list is an essential component of the medical record.1 The problem-oriented medical record (POMR), in which all data contained in the medical record can be linked to a list of problems, has been almost universally....

Transforming Healthcare: the Time for Change is Now

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2005


In recent remarks to Connecting for Health’s steering group, David Brailer, MD, PhD, the national health information technology coordinator, noted that if this is the decade of health IT adoption, 2005 could well turn out to be the year of “maximum flexion.” Brailer urged the....

Physicians, Patients, and EHRs: When it Comes to a Consultation, Is Three a Crowd?

Author: Wager, Karen A.; Ward, David M; Lee, Frances Wickham; White, Andrea Weatherby; Davis, Kimberly S; Clancy, Dawn E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2005


Research in an ambulatory care practice finds that, despite physician concerns, patients don’t perceive EHRs as intruders in the exam room.
Although great strides have been made in the use and acceptance of EHR systems in ambulatory care practice, there are still barriers that kee....

EHRs, the Doctor Will See You Now

Author: Carol, Ruth

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2005


EHR systems are costly to purchase, complex to evaluate, and require expertise to implement. So why are small physician practices buying more of them than ever before?
There are plenty of good reasons why EHRs have been scarce in small and medium-sized physician practices. Enormous cost....

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