DOQ-IT Déjà vu

The regional extension center program might have some people experiencing déjà vu. Granted, the REC program is an unprecedented attempt by the federal government to transition American healthcare to electronic health record systems. Split between 60 RECs nationwide, a total of $643 million will be used through the HITECH Act to implement EHR systems in tens of thousands of physician worksites. Mass health IT implementation on this...

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e-HIM Job Descriptions

Electronic practice is changing HIM roles and requirements, and that means job descriptions are changing, too. The online version of the August practice brief “e-HIM Practice Transformation” includes two additional, Web-only appendixes offering resources for writing new job descriptions. Appendix A provides a sample format for an e-HIM job description, while appendix B outlines sample job descriptions of new HIM roles. The roles came...

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August 2010

The August cover story reports on how privacy officers are determining risk of harm under the breach notification provisions of the HITECH Act. The other feature stories explore how to apply a cost-benefit analysis for an EHR adoption, how to tackle the ARRA changes, and an HIE model that leverages local and regional networks and aligns to national objectives. Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Select...

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