Journal of AHIMA Wins Gold Award for “Addendum”

The Journal of AHIMA received a gold award from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors for its “Addendum” department. “Addendum” closes each print issue of the Journal, featuring news, reflections, and scenarios to test knowledge or spur discussion. ASHPE presented the award to the Journal for three scenarios that ran in 2010, available below. The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors recognizes editorial...

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Portraits of Progress in ICD-10

There are two ways to approach the ICD-10 transition: a late, mad scramble to get systems converted before the deadline or a strategic tack that leverages the transition to improve business processes, documentation, and clinical care. Three organizations offer a picture of the latter approach.

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20 Questions for System Vendors

As healthcare organizations work through their systems inventory—identifying the IT systems, modules, and interfaces that will be affected by the upgrade to ICD-10-CM/PCS—a question hangs over each entry they make on the list: when will upgrades be available from the vendor? The dependency weighs heavily on ICD-10 planning teams, who cannot control the upgrades but can be proactive in communicating with their vendors. The following 20...

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May 2011

The federal government has been actively encouraging health information exchange through direct grants and leadership. However, its challenge now is keeping focused and getting the multiple efforts aligned.

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