Journal of AHIMA – January 2009

The January Journal examines the HIM issues in healthcare reform and the issues the incoming Obama administration needs to take on in order to move the industry forward. Other features outline best practices on auditing copy and paste, the need for standardized clinical terminologies for health information exchange, and how HIM professionals can lend a hand to medical practices facing changes in information management and technology.

Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA FORE Library: HIM Body of KnowledgeSelect features and practice briefs also are available publicly.

January 2009 Cover

January 2009

In Addition
  • Keeping HIPAA Education Fresh, by Chris Dimick
Practice Brief
Working Smart
  • Media Refresher, by Sandra Nunn, MA, RHIA, CHP
  • Releasing Information of Deceased Patients, by Barry S. Herrin, JD, FACHE
  • Terms for Terms, by Marilyn D. Pateno, MBI; Sally J. Rynbert, MSA, RHIA; and Kathy Giannangelo, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS
  • Securing Portable Devices, by Angela K. Dinh, MHA, RHIA
Coding Notes



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