Data integrity and coding consistency are not just US challenges. Health information management professionals around the world share these and other issues. The International Federation of [...]
Producing electronic documentation in response to a subpoena is very different than pulling paper charts. As technology raises the volume of discoverable information, organizations require plans.
In a cancer patient’s darkest hour, patient navigator Mary Nespor, RHIA, is there to help. Piloting the complex healthcare system—doctor appointments, medications, insurance forms—can be a [...]
The first group of federally developed health IT classes began on schedule in community colleges across the country recently, filled with students hoping to break into the emerging EHR implementation market.
Recent changes to the enforcement of the HIPAA security rule have left many and HIM professionals wondering what, if anything, they need to change in order [...]
The online version of the October practice brief “ICD-9-CM Coding Guidance for LTC Facilities” includes three additional appendixes that provide more coding guidance for those working in long-term care [...]
The federal government has put $70 million toward training programs to boost the health IT workforce. Community colleges got to work without knowing who would enroll, who would teach, and who would offer the jobs. This month, the first students are in the seats.