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“Feature stories and departments that appear in the print issue of the Journal are available online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Full access to the archives is a member benefit and requires a member name and password. Practice briefs and select features are available publicly. Please see below for an archive of Journal of AHIMA website posts.”

Old Software, New Problems for HHS, Veterans Affairs

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College students that rely on the GI Bill to pay for their educations have found themselves coming up short when their monthly bill comes due because the Department of Veterans Affairs software responsible for reimbursing beneficiaries is too old.

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Will Coders Ever Return to the Office?

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Will Coders Ever Return to the Office?

It feels like it has been much longer since the days when many coding professionals were working in the basement of a hospital, still coding from paper charts, the idea of being able to work from home much more dream than reality—but the telecommuting coder has been a relatively recent phenomenon.

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FDA Releases Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Devices

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The US Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance for internet- and network-connected medical devices in response to cybersecurity concerns, updating previous guidance published in 2014.

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Transcription Vendor, Medical Group Hit with Fines Following Breach

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A recent breach of medical records caused by an accidental upload of 1,654 medical records left patients’ protected health information publicly available—indexed and searchable on Google.

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Study: Over Half of EHR Medication Lists Are Incomplete

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More than half of people whose blood was tested were found to have concentrations of prescription and/or over-the-counter medications that were not listed in their EHR medication list, according to a recent study.

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AHIMA Webinar Provides ROI Wizard Demonstration

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“The paper and PDF forms just aren’t working for patients or for professionals,” Bechtel said. “Our records systems are in a time of transition…We realized if we could just help you clarify even a small percentage of requests, make it exquisitely clear, then improving patient experience could make your job easier.”

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ONC: Hospitals Exchanging More Data, Increasing Use of Certified EHRs

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Most hospitals have upgraded or are planning to upgrade their EHRs to meet certification criteria, and hospitals are sharing more data electronically than ever before, according to an ONC analysis of American Hospital Association data.

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November-December 2018

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November-December 2018

Ensuring Data Integrity During Health Information Exchange

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Slideshow: Reflections on a Profession

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Slideshow: Reflections on a Profession

Carol Lewis has been a long-time member of AHIMA, starting in the 1950s. She looks back at how the profession has evolved over the decades.

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When Disaster Strikes: Preparing to Weather the Storm

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When Disaster Strikes: Preparing to Weather the Storm

In recent years, the US has seen a number of devastating natural disasters—a trend that experts expect to continue. As the nimbleness with which providers can respond to these circumstances is put to the test, HIM professionals are in a position to greatly assist provider response and enable the swift treatment of evacuees and other groups impacted by storms through their involvement with HIEs.

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