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On the Line (May 2004)

Author: Dougherty, Michelle

Source: AHIMA Q and A | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2004

Q: The October 2003 Journal of AHIMA published an article on cutting and pasting entries into the EHR. Our EHR does not allow entries to be cut and pasted. Is this functionality missing from our EHR?
A: No. The question you raise is not an issue of missing functionality but one of using....

Public Health: a Special Case for Data Standards

Author: Rollins, Gina

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2007

The need for thorough, rapid, and reliable public health data reporting was brought home starkly in the fall of 2006 when nearly 200 people were sickened and at least three died after eating packaged spinach that had been contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Yet despite its importance, pub....

Quick Take on Clearinghouses

Author: McLaughlin, Mark

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2001

HIPAA's provisions have brought healthcare clearinghouses into the spotlight. What is a clearinghouse, and how is its role affected by the new regulations? This article answers these questions.

A clearinghouse is typically used to collect, validate, and distribute insurance c....

Registries and Networks in Healthcare

Author: Frazeur, Mary; Brown, Patricia J.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004


Most states have used electronic record systems to report birth registry information for at least 10 years. However, the improved quality of the data from using such systems has not been realized. The Division of Vital Statistics National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)....

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