The Journal of AHIMA first talked to Sally Beahan, MHA, RHIA, senior director of enterprise records and health information at UW Medicine in Seattle, WA, in early March, when Washington state had the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Beahan was joined by colleagues Lenny Sanchez, UW Medicine’s HIPAA/privacy director, and Beth DeLair, UW Medicine’s interim chief compliance officer, for a follow-up interview last week to discuss lessons learned during the first few weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak there.
HIM Professionals Take the Lead at COVID-19 Field Hospitals
The governors of both New York and Washington state have declared a state of emergency in an effort to mount an effective response to outbreaks of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in their respective states. To get a sense of how COVID-19 is impacting providers in those states, the Journal of AHIMA spoke with two health information management (HIM) professionals in New York City and Seattle.
In the wake of the healthcare industry’s transition from a paper-based world to a digital one, how are providers using the data generated by today’s electronic systems? From improving patient care to driving down costs and delivering value-based care, this article investigates whether EHRs are living up to their promise.