Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions have a Profound Impact on the need for IG
Apr20

Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions have a Profound Impact on the need for IG

Mergers and acquisitions will continue to occur at an accelerated pace in 2017. Putting your IG process in place now will help your organization get ahead of the challenges they bring.

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Survey: Patient Matching Problems Routine in Healthcare

A recent survey with AHIMA members revealed that over half of HIM professionals routinely work on mitigating possible patient record duplicates at their facility, and of those 72 percent work on mitigating duplicate records weekly. Contributing to the issue, less than half (47 percent) of respondents state they have a quality assurance step in their registration or post registration process, and face a lack of resources to adequately correct duplicates.

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Exposing Double Identity at Patient Registration

Keeping the organization’s master patient index clean leads some HIM departments all the way back to patient registration, where they collaborate to prevent errors before care starts. Accurate registration helps keep patient data complete and clean as it moves throughout the organization. Long-term trouble can start during a brief check-in. A rushed or incomplete search of the organization’s MPI can cause clinical registrars to create...

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Journal of AHIMA – October 2008

The October issue explores the HIM jobs of tomorrow and how current roles will evolve in the future. Other features report on medico-legal issues in electronic records, HIM specialty tracks and associate degrees, new Joint Commission standards and processes, and successful recruitment strategies. Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA FORE Library: HIM Body of Knowledge. Select features and practice briefs also are available...

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The Future of Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (SO/GI) Healthcare Data
Mar16

The Future of Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (SO/GI) Healthcare Data

The LGBT patient population have identification and documentation needs that are not being addressed in today’s mainstream healthcare workflows. Capturing sexual orientation and gender identity is a relatively new, but important concept in healthcare.

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