Prototyping Next-generation PHRs

Project HealthDesign is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program to push the design of next-generation personal health records. Nine design teams received grants to develop forward-looking PHR prototypes that meet unique needs of different patient populations. The prototypes were demonstrated two weeks ago—RWJF has posted a webcast. RWJF launched the $5-million national program to explore the “purpose and potential of electronic PHRs”...

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What’s in the ICD-10 Proposed Rule?

AHIMA has posted an analysis of the ICD-10 Notice of Proposed Rule Making. The analysis is a summary, offered to the healthcare industry as an aid when considering the proposal. It is not AHIMA’s position on the adoption of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. AHIMA will publish its comments and recommendations prior to the close of the public commenting period on October 21. On August 22 the Department of Health and Human Services issued an...

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Journal of AHIMA – September 2008

The September issue focuses on the growing interest in master’s degrees due to changes in technology and management. It also examines AHIMA’s Virtual Lab and the importance of mentoring new HIM professionals, which both educate and strengthen the HIM work force. The issue also explores some HIM departments that are still in the process of rebuilding three years after Hurricane Katrina. Members may read all stories online...

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Master’s Degree Program Information

In a September feature, writer Gina Rollins talks with several HIM professionals who sought master’s level educations to better manage the development and widespread adoption of health IT and digital information. She writes, “With EHRs has come the need to better understand and explain how data are defined, analyzed, and interpreted. That includes everything from knowing the ins-and-outs of relational databases, grasping the evolving...

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