Audio: HIM Education for the Year 2025

Hear HIM educator Rebecca Reynolds, Ed.D, RHIA, discuss how education needs to adapt for 21st century HIM.

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Video Contest Touts the Benefits of Accessing Health Records

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has launched a contest challenging patients to create videos that illustrate the various benefits that come with accessing and reading one’s health records.

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Study: Patient-Centered Medical Home Model Raises Costs

Community health centers funded by the US Health Resources and Services Administration that have higher patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care ratings have higher operating costs, according to a study published June 2012 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Blue Button Program Expands into Private Sector

The Blue Button program introduced by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has expanded into the large-scale private healthcare sector. Insurer UnitedHealthcare has launched its version of the Blue Button program, which enables patients the ability to view, download, and print health information with the click of a button.

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What’s the Delay in the ICD-10 Delay?

While a firm announcement date has not been determined for the final ICD-10-CM/PCS compliance deadline, AHIMA’s Advocacy and Policy staff in Washington, D.C. are closely monitoring a variety of governmental communication outlets and regulatory bodies in anticipation of an ICD-10-CM/PCS compliance date final rule. In this article, Dan Rode, MBA, CHPS, FHFMA, AHIMA’s vice president of advocacy and policy, gives an update on the delay decision process.

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