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EHR Lessons from the Zoo

A closer look at EHR use in zoos reveals HIM professionals and zoo veterinarians have more in common than they might expect might—and could even have something to learn from their practices.

Measurement Brings Meaning to Population Health

Healthcare payments are shifting and the industry is in a rapid state of change. Efficiencies to render patient care as a top priority are crucial. Measurement brings efficiencies and meaning to a patient population.

Primary Care Providers Prefer Health IT to Payment Reform Models

Primary care providers have a higher opinion of health IT advances in healthcare than they do of payment reform models, such as accountable care organizations and medical home, according to a recent study by The Commonwealth Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Minnesota To Lean on EHRs for Major HIV Screening Initiative

Electronic health records (EHRs) are going to help the state of Minnesota revolutionize the way it screens and tests individuals for HIV.

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EHRs and Malpractice: An Attorney’s Perspective

In the closing session at AHIMA’s CDI Summit in Alexandria, VA, on Friday, attorney Marion Munley, Esq., a medical malpractice lawyer who delivered her presentation via Skype, shared cautionary tales and disquieting concerns about the inherent patient safety risks related to electronic health records (EHRs).

When US News and World Report Downgrades Hospital, CDI is Quick to the Rescue

When the University of Michigan Health System’s U.S. News and World Report ranking fell sharply—from number 9 in 2003 to off the rankings in 2013 and 2014—the organization’s administrators knew many things needed to change. Luckily for them, the health system’s HIM department was ready to help.

Getting CDI Buy-In from Physicians

If there was only one major insight to be had in two day’s worth of presentations at AHIMA’s CDI Summit in Alexandria, VA last week, it was a new appreciation for the mind of the modern physician and the tools being developed to navigate it.

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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?

EHR Lessons from the Zoo

A closer look at EHR use in zoos reveals HIM professionals and zoo veterinarians have more in common than they might expect might—and could even have something to learn from their practices.

Measurement Brings Meaning to Population Health

Healthcare payments are shifting and the industry is in a rapid state of change. Efficiencies to render patient care as a top priority are crucial. Measurement brings efficiencies and meaning to a patient population.

A Legal Perspective on the Importance of Effective Information Governance

Legal consequences abound at every corner in healthcare. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.