Top Stories from AHIMA’s 83rd Convention and Exhibit

AHIMA’s 83rd Convention and Exhibit is under way in Salt Lake City, UT. In addition to coding and privacy and security pre-convention workshops (and parties), the House of Delegates met in strategic work and business sessions, passing revisions to the AHIMA bylaws. You can read all the news in the full digital edition of AHIMA Today, the convention daily newspaper. Delegates Revise Bylaws During Sunday’s House of Delegates business...

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Meaningful Use: Notes from the Journey

The first physicians and hospitals have embarked on stage 1 of the meaningful use journey; it has been nine months since the program launched. And while it is a long voyage to the new world, the first reports are positive. The winds have been a little light, the seas have been rough in patches, but the boats are launched and no one appears to have sunk. None of this was a certainty last summer when the final rule was published. The...

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Sample Severity Determination Document Available

The online version of the October practice brief “Sanction Guidelines for Privacy and Security Violations”includes a sample severity determination document. The form and table can be used electronically or in paper copy for spreadsheet or database creation.

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A Core Model for the HIM Future

AHIMA’s newly published draft HIM Core Model describes a robust set of functions and opportunities open to HIM professionals in the coming 10 years. It offers a new view of HIM that addresses changing practice roles, settings, and functions intended to foster a dialog on the future of the profession.

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October 2011

After debate, speculation, and anxiety throughout the industry, the first physicians and hospitals have embarked on stage 1 of the meaningful use program. So far…so good.

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