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You Can’t Succeed in Information Governance without Trying

Despite the ever increasing pace at which the healthcare industry—and HIM—is moving forward, we also see our leaders making time to envision a future with IG playing a central role.

February 2016

Cultivating Healthcare Information Governance: How to grow your program into maturity

Ready to Sharpen Your IG Aptitude? February is AHIMA’s IG Month

Learn more about the education offerings as AHIMA celebrates IG month this February, from the launch of the online tool HealthRate and several IG webinars to a new infographic and presentations at important industry events during February.

Slideshow: Helping Information Governance Take Root

From planting the seed to pruning new branches, AHIMA’s Information Governance Adoption Model brings IG to life.

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Strategies for HIM to Lead IG in an Organization

Unless your organization has a C-suite that’s 100 percent onboard and enthusiastic about information governance (IG)—and the consensus of participants in AHIMA’s Information Governance Thought Leadership Summit on Friday agreed this is unrealistic—then it’s time to be creative and find a trigger.

Data Governance Leads to IG Governance for Carilion Clinic

To cheers and laughter from the audience, one of the keynote presenters at AHIMA’s Information Governance Thought Leadership Summit on Friday declared that his organization, the Carilion Clinic, believes that data governance is innately sexy.

IG Summit Tackles Frequent IG Roadblocks

Two presentations on the first morning of AHIMA’s Information Governance Thought Leadership Summit addressed—among other pressing topics—two of the most frequently asked questions about IG

February 2016

Cultivating Healthcare Information Governance: How to grow your program into maturity

2016 Education & Professional Development Guide

The 2016 Education & Professional Development Guide was published in the February 2016 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published to promote education and professional development resources.

January 2016

Stocking HIM’s Workbench for the Year Ahead

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?

Exploring Encryption and Standards in Release of Information

In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems.

CoC Accreditation—Benefits for Patients and Families

The Commission on Cancer’s cancer registry certification that hospitals can earn from the American College of Surgeons has many benefits for patients and families.

Access to Health Information: It Takes a Village

Obtaining access to one’s written or electronic medical records in a timely manner is one of the guarantees listed in AHIMA’s “Consumer Health Information Bill of Rights.” Yet, for one consumer, Amanda Michelle Jones, MS, AM, being on a first-name basis with medical records department staff is the quickest and most reliable way of ensuring she gets copies of her records when she needs them for upcoming appointments.