Journal of AHIMA – June 2009

The June cover article examines the field of information therapy: getting patients the information they need to better manage their health. The other features report on whether stimulus funds will pay off in health information consumers can use and the lean thinking philosophy for those organizations looking to more effectively manage their resources and staff in this tight economy.

Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA FORE Library: HIM Body of Knowledge. Select features and practice briefs also are available publicly.

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June 2009

Features
In Addition
  • A Call for HIM Action, by Bonnie S. Cassidy, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, FHIMSS
  • HIPAA: 43,691 Privacy Complaints and Counting
Practice Brief
Working Smart
  • New Records Opening to HIM Professionals, by Chris Dimick
  • Enabling HIE While Protecting Privacy, by Kory Mertz
  • A New EHR Standard for Behavioral Health, by Michelle Dougherty, MA, RHIA, CHP
  • Linking Medical Librarians and PHRs, by David Sweet, MLS
Coding Notes
  • Understanding National Coverage Policies, by Jane Cook, CPC; Cheryl D’Amato, RHIT, CCS; Gail Garrett, RHIT; Becky Ruhnau-Gee, MA, RHIA, CCS; Linda Hyde, MA, RHIA; and Natalie Novak, MHSA, RHIA
  • ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines, by Ann Barta, MSA, RHIA