AHIMA Extends Deadline to Submit Abstracts for AHIMA19 Conference

AHIMA has extended the deadline for individuals interested in presenting at AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference, which was formerly known as the AHIMA Convention and Exhibit.

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Benefits Outweigh Downside When Giving Cancer Patients Access to Doctors’ Notes

The movement to give patients electronic access to doctors’ notes continues to gain momentum, as additional studies garner positive feedback from participating patients.

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Capturing Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Data through HIT
Nov19

Capturing Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Data through HIT

Capturing sexual orientation/gender identity information will assist in providing more patient-centered treatment/care, encourage staff to provide more culturally-sensitive services to all patients, including those that are LGBTQ, and reduce health disparities through monitoring of the quality of treatment/care to LGBTQ patients.

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What is a Data Dictionary?
Nov18

What is a Data Dictionary?

Essentially, a data dictionary is a tool that provides the communication structure in a way that technical and operational teams can more easily meet the daily operational needs of the organization.

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Old Software, New Problems for HHS, Veterans Affairs

College students that rely on the GI Bill to pay for their educations have found themselves coming up short when their monthly bill comes due because the Department of Veterans Affairs software responsible for reimbursing beneficiaries is too old.

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