AUDIO: HIM Must Adapt or Become Irrelevant

Many health information management professionals need to increase their data analytic skills in order to stay relevant at their facility, according to Richard Averill, senior vice president of clinical and economic research at 3M Health Information Systems.

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Document Management, Imaging Processes Toolkit Supports EHR Implementation

AHIMA has published a new toolkit, “Document Management and Imaging,” that serves as a guide for HIM professionals developing document management and imaging processes for the implementation of an electronic health record (EHR).

Developed by an AHIMA volunteer workgroup, the toolkit focuses on document imaging operations and best practices that help support EHR adoption from the beginning stages to ongoing efficiency following implementation.

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AUDIO: DRG Coding Receives ‘Sweeping’ Change

The way many coders have been assigning their DRG principal procedure codes could be wrong, according to the fourth quarter 2012 Coding Clinic. Hear more in this audio feature.

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New eHI Report Shows HIE on the Rise

Successful data exchange continues to be a vital aspect of current healthcare reform and care delivery models, including accountable care organizations and the patient-centered medical home model, according to a report from the eHealth Initiative.

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Study: US Lagging Behind Other Developed Countries in EHR Adoption

While the United States has made strides in moving its physicians to electronic health records, it still lags well behind other countries in moving to health IT, according to a study by The Commonwealth Fund.

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