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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.”

Top Takeaways from the 2017 AHIMA Convention

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Top Takeaways from the 2017 AHIMA Convention

Miss something from AHIMA’s 2017 Convention and Exhibit? No worries, the Journal has you covered. Read on to find out more about the week’s most notable moments.

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Study: Accuracy Issues Plague Paper Records and EHRs

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Whenever debates about paper records versus EHRs erupt, parties on both sides of the issue inevitably cite data accuracy and readability as concerns for both formats.

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Outpatient CDI in a Value-Based Reimbursement Model [Sponsored]

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Outpatient CDI in a Value-Based Reimbursement Model [Sponsored]

Healthcare delivery is evolving in the US as legislators, payers, and providers grapple with how to reduce expenditures without compromising quality of care.

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Study: Healthcare Organizations Expect Significant Impact from Digital Transitions

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According to the study results, “Healthcare executives agree that digital transformation is the global trend that will have the greatest impact on their organizations.”

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AHIMA Releases New Informatics Toolkit for HIM Professionals

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The toolkit provides tools for health informatics and information management professionals to assist them in meeting the growing demand for informatics competencies in healthcare.

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OCR, ONC Privacy Head Deven McGraw Leaves Position for Private Sector

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OCR, ONC Privacy Head Deven McGraw Leaves Position for Private Sector

Rachel Seeger, MPA, MA, senior adviser of public affairs and outreach at OCR, confirmed McGraw’s departure and added that McGraw has taken a new job in the private sector.

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Proposed Bill Brings National Data Breach Notification Standard for Non-HITECH Entities

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A proposed bill in the US House of Representatives seeks to bring unity and clarification to the various state-level breach notification laws following the Equifax data breach, according to an article in HealthITSecurity.

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AHIMA Conducting Nationwide Search for New CEO

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AHIMA Conducting Nationwide Search for New CEO

The AHIMA Board of Directors has launched a nationwide search to find the next AHIMA CEO. The Board is encouraging qualified members to apply for the position—though the search is open to all applicants.

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Coding Surveillance Colonoscopy

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Coding Surveillance Colonoscopy

Now that coding professionals are all on the same page regarding code assignment, problem solved… right? If only it were that simple.

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AHIMA Leading the Way on National and International Standardization

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AHIMA Leading the Way on National and International Standardization

The AHIMA Standards Team collaborates with the international community on developing and implementing standards that will help you to share your patient summary with a foreign healthcare provider, as well as electronically send the summary of this encounter to the US-based primary care provider.

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