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 in the AHIMA FORE Library: HIM Body of KnowledgeSelect features and practice briefs also are available publicly.

 

September 2008

September 2008

Features
  • Mastering HIM: An Expanding Field Sparks Interest in Graduate Degrees, by Gina Rollins
  • Into the Laboratory: HIM Virtual Lab Offers Students EHR Experience, by Chris Dimick
  • The Value of Mentoring, by Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, LHRM, RCC, CIC; Dwayne M. Lewis, RHIT, CCS; and Rita K. Bowen, MA-HIMT, RHIA, CHPS
  • A Long Recovery: HIM Department Three Years after Katrina, by Chris Dimick
Practice Brief
Working Smart
  • Managing E-Mail as Records, by Sandra Nunn, MA, RHIA, CHP
  • Outsourcing HIM Functions to Europe, by Barry S. Herrin, JD, FACHE, and Jennifer D. Baxter
  • Data Stewardship, by Crystal Kallem, RHIT
  • In Search of Document Imaging Best Practices, by Jill Burrington-Brown, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA
Coding Notes
  • New ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes for FY09, by Lou Ann Schraffenberger, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
  • Principles for Emergency Department Coding Guidelines, by Tedi Lojewski, RHIA, CCS