‘Data is Going to Come at You By Storm’

The future state of healthcare will be driven by demographics, technology, and value. Most of all it will require professionals to manage new, vast amounts of data. Three thought leaders delivered their visions for the future of healthcare data at Tuesday’s AHIMA Convention and Exhibit General Session.

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Surviving and Coding the Zombie Apocalypse

Fans of the popular AMC television show “The Walking Dead” have watched Atlanta and its surrounding area become overrun by brain-hungry, shambling zombies. The following are three tips for surviving the zombie apocalypse (ZA) and then coding its various effects in ICD-10-CM/PCS.

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The Day in Pictures: Take Three

Photo highlights from AHIMA’s 85th Annual Convention and Exhibit.

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Prepare Now for Possible Meaningful Use Audits

Amy Sheide, RN, BSN, MPH, with 3M Health Information Systems, stated that eligible healthcare organizations (HCOs) and providers must engage patients and families in their healthcare, improve care coordination, ensure adequate privacy and security protections for personal health information, and improve population and public health in her Tuesday convention presentation “The Emergence of Meaningful Use Audits.”

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EHR Management Track Discusses Human Error Challenges

To err is human, but to really foul things up, you need a computer. So stated the introductory slide for the convention session “To Err is Human…To Correct Takes an HIM Professional” presented by Mary Jedlicka, RHIT, and Nick Judd, MBA, RHIA, from the Cleveland Clinic Health System.

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