Archives

“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.”

2018 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide

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The 2018 Consulting and Outsourcing Guide was published in the June 2018 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published to promote various consulting and outsourcing resources.

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June 2018

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June 2018

Best practices for reporting new patient relationship category codes

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Slide Show: What’s Your Favorite Code—and Why?

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Slide Show: What’s Your Favorite Code—and Why?

Favorite codes—everyone seems to have them. Coding professionals weigh in on their favorite encounters to code (and why).

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Coding Centralization Lessons Learned During a Reorganization Project

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Coding Centralization Lessons Learned During a Reorganization Project

A coding consultant shares best practices from a recent coding centralization project completed at Kaiser Permanente.

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European Privacy Laws Impact American Companies, Providers

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American companies—including healthcare providers—have been rushing to comply with the sweeping new privacy law enacted by the European Union that went into effect on May 25.

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Survey: Majority of Healthcare Workers Have Shared PHI Via Unsecured Methods

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Eighty-seven percent of healthcare workers surveyed admitted to using non-secure email services to send sensitive information, according to the results of a new survey.

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Data Scientist Shortage Creates Competitive Job Market for Analytics, Informatics

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According to a Bloomberg analysis, job postings for data scientists rose 75 percent from January 2015 to January 2018 at the popular job search website Indeed.com.

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VA Finalizes 10-year EHR Contract with Cerner

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The US Department of Veterans Affairs has formally announced a 10-year $10 billion contract with EHR vendor Cerner, which is also the official EHR vendor for the US Department of Defense.

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Admitting the Electronic Health Record into Evidence

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Admitting the Electronic Health Record into Evidence

The process of admitting ESI into evidence may be costly to a provider. However, recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence may reduce that cost.

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Bill for Behavioral Health EHR Incentives Advances to US House

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Providers that treat mental health or substance use disorders would be eligible for financial incentives to implement behavioral health electronic health record systems under new legislation proposed in the US House of Representatives.

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