Updated Practice Briefs, January 2011

Several newly updated practice briefs are available in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge: “The Role of the Personal Health Record in the EHR (Updated)” provides an overview of AHIMA’s PHR initiatives and the current PHR landscape in the healthcare industry. “HIPAA Privacy and Security Training (Updated)” offers guidelines to covered entities to aid in the implementation of the training standards required by HIPAA and HITECH. “HIPAA Security...

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More Updated Practice Briefs

AHIMA updated and posted several practice briefs to the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Check out the following updated practice briefs: “The RFP Process for EHR Systems (Updated)” guides organizations through the selection process, assisting providers as they issue requests for information or requests for proposal for EHRs or component systems. It is to be used in conjunction with the accompanying RFI/RFP Template. “Preemption of the HIPAA...

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Updated Practice Briefs Available

AHIMA recently updated several of its practice briefs, which are available online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Check out the following updated practice briefs: “Managing the POA Reporting Process (Updated)” provides an overview of the POA indicator and a checklist to help organizations manage compliance with POA reporting requirements. It replaces the November 2007 practice brief “Planning for Present on Admission.” “Developing a...

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Information Governance Practices Can Reduce Consumer Concerns about Revealing Social Security Numbers

As news of health data and credit card security breaches continue to make news, consumers are growing warier of sharing forms of identification with healthcare providers such as Social Security Numbers.

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AHIMA Launches Best Practices Compendium

AHIMA announced the launch of the AHIMA Compendium, a collection of best practices taken from its practice briefs and other resources. The compendium distills best practices from these authoritative sources, offering HIM professionals just-in-time guidance as they research and address on-the-job challenges. The Compendium begins with sources published in June 2010 and grows each month as new sources are published; subscribing to the...

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