Honoring Your HIM Super Powers
May09

Honoring Your HIM Super Powers

It’s not often that we in the HIM industry take the time to pat ourselves on the back or share our accomplishments publicly. But the little things you do every day make a significant difference in other’s lives, and HIM professionals are worthy of recognition for all that they do.

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Bridging the Gap between HIM Coding and CDI Professionals
Apr26

Bridging the Gap between HIM Coding and CDI Professionals

Despite clinical documentation specialists and coding professionals working diligently toward common objectives—accuracy, transparency, availability, compliance, information integrity—there is often a disconnect between applications of code methodology.

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What Might be the Liability of a Hospital for a Data Breach?
Apr25

What Might be the Liability of a Hospital for a Data Breach?

This month’s post focuses on a case that arose out of a data breach, which led to a class action where the plaintiffs alleged the defendant owed a legal duty to keep their information safe and prevent system vulnerabilities.

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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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How HIEs Use Data to Improve Population Health
Apr19

How HIEs Use Data to Improve Population Health

Healthcare organizations are increasingly focused on managing patient populations to improve outcomes while reducing costs. This post includes short profiles of how some HIEs are using data to support population health efforts.

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Coding and Understanding Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy)
Apr13

Coding and Understanding Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy)

According to the WHO, more than 200,000 leprosy cases worldwide were reported in 2015. This month’s Code Cracker post shares some background and coding information about leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease).

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