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Information Vulnerabilities: Technical Failures and Lack of IG May Cause Loss of Medical Records

Strategic thinking and operational thinking are both needed to ensure that valuable input and direction for a strong EHR platform stem from good information governance practices.

Convention Q&A: How Should HIM Respond After a Shooting Incident? Sally E. Lucci Found Out First-Hand

Lucci recently discussed with the Journal of AHIMA why she developed this presentation for the convention and why HIM professionals should make sure they don’t miss it.

Your Data is Showing: Is it the Real Story?

When we talk about healthcare data, the focus is primarily on data analytics: usage, analysis, and predictive modeling to drive decisions and actions. We need more emphasis on data integrity, but how do we make it happen?

Utah Nurse in Viral Video Complies with HIPAA Policies, Faces Arrest

Outrage has followed the release of a video that appears to show a Utah nurse being arrested and roughly removed from her hospital’s burn unit for refusing—legally—to allow blood to be drawn from an unconscious patient.

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Convention Q&A: How Should HIM Respond After a Shooting Incident? Sally E. Lucci Found Out First-Hand

Lucci recently discussed with the Journal of AHIMA why she developed this presentation for the convention and why HIM professionals should make sure they don’t miss it.

AHIMA World Congress Hosts First Ever Middle East Healthcare Information Summit

As a number of Middle Eastern countries like the United Arab Emirates transition from a single payer system to one that’s privatized with multiple payers, coding systems are increasingly being used for reimbursement there.

Top Takeaways from the 2016 AHIMA Convention

Did you miss convention, or are you still feeling like it was all a bit of a blur? Revisit the top takeaways from this year’s event as some of AHIMA’s subject matter experts weigh in.

September 2017

Changing reimbursement models shake up physician and outpatient healthcare industry

August 2017

Examining HIM Issues Impacting Home Health, Long-Term/Post-Acute Care, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Other Healthcare Areas

July 2017

This month’s cover story explores CDI programs expanding outside the hospital

Coding for a Urological Procedure

This patient, a 47-year-old male with adenoma of the prostate, is being treated in the outpatient surgery suite.

CPT Guidelines on Procedure Coding

Monday Coding Quiz (multiple choice question): Per CPT guidelines, a separate procedure [more…]

Using Category II Codes

Monday Coding Quiz: Category II codes cover all but one of the following topics. Which is not addressed by Category II codes?

Digital Health Governance: Management and Strategy for the 21st Century Digital Economy

Digital health technologies, solutions, and approaches to decision-making are transforming the delivery of healthcare, reshaping patient (and health consumer) expectations, and presenting health plans, health systems, informatics companies, and other stakeholders with a dizzying array of digital health solutions and products.

Video: Mobile Health, Mobile Data

In certain neighborhoods and communities in Chicago and surrounding suburbs, pediatric access to primary care is not a certainty for thousands of pre-K to high school-age children.

Key AHRQ Patient Safety Indicator Updates and Strategies for Review [Sponsored]

AHRQ’s PSIs, now in their sixth iteration, found an immediate home in a healthcare system struggling to measure and manage quality improvement.