Telemedicine Set for a Boom; Barriers to Adoption Emerge

Telemedicine, defined by one study as video consultations with physicians, is poised to experience significant growth between now and 2018, according to a Parks Associates report. But Ease of use issues with telemedicine technologies will continue to be barriers to adoption for both patients and healthcare professionals, researchers warn.

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Case Studies Provide Inside Look at Information Governance Initiatives

To better understand the issues associated with information governance and how it is being implemented in healthcare, AHIMA has developed case studies based on the experiences of four healthcare organizations with active information governance programs. The aim of these case studies is to begin to answer questions on the structure and process of information governance initiatives, as well as identify some overarching goals of information governance in healthcare organizations.

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Despite Industry Skepticism, Delay Offers Opportunity to Streamline Preparations

Wednesday’s ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding Summit keynote speaker,Rose Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, took a series of audience polls at the beginning of her presentation. When she asked how many audience members thought the new ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date would be after the expected October 2015 date, a majority of the audience raised their hands. Next, Dunn asked how many people wanted to sue the federal government, a question which drew several raised hands but more laughter.

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Journal of AHIMA Wins National Editorial Excellence Award

The Journal of AHIMA’s August 2013 issue highlighting and analyzing health information management’s (HIM) evolving workforce earned a Bronze Award in the Association Media & Publishing’s (AM&P) 2014 national EXCEL competition. The August issue was honored for excellence in the category “Magazines: Single Topic Issue” for best focus on a single theme. The magazine issue displayed “a solid progression of ideas, thorough...

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Preparing for a Coder Shortage—Tips for Hiring and Training New Coders
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Preparing for a Coder Shortage—Tips for Hiring and Training New Coders

In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems.

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