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Coming to Terms with Metadata: A Data Governance Initiative

So how does the term “metadata” pertain to healthcare? To determine that, we first need to define metadata.

Are You Feeling Lost in Big Data Space?

The ever-changing environment of healthcare requires a lifelong learning strategy for HIM professionals. Realigning your goals and objectives to direct some self-study and continuing education efforts in the data analytics direction can make a big difference.

AHIMA Issues Comments on ONC’s Proposed Interoperability Framework

In late July, AHIMA submitted comments to ONC in response to the agency’s open comment period for its “Proposed Interoperability Standards Measurement Framework”—a guide that will evaluate the implementation and use of interoperability healthcare standards.

Prepare for Ransomware 2.0, Experts Warn Healthcare Industry

In the wake of recent attacks, experts are warning that so far the healthcare industry has only dealt with “Ransomware 1.0”—and needs to be prepared for when “Ransomware 2.0” hits

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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.

2016 Convention: Population-based, Data-driven Patient Care is an Art and Science

Paula H. Infeld, MSN, RN, CPHIMS, vice president, managing director of health IT with Sage Growth Partners, provided an overview of the key milestones needed to operationalize population health management during her convention presentation on Monday.

2016 Convention: New Coding, HIM Apprenticeships Offer Opportunity to Enter the Industry

The AHIMA Foundation is responding to the growing industry shortage of experienced coding and HIM professionals by unveiling an apprenticeship standard and initiative along with succinct guidelines certified by the US Department of Labor.

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

June 2017

Coding Checkup

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.