AHIMA Releases New Data Mapping White Paper

A new white paper from AHIMA, “Data Mapping and Its Impact on Data Integrity,” offers recommendations to help users think through the risks and unintended consequences of data map use before any projects are planned.

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Planning for the Unthinkable: AHIMA Introduces Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit

AHIMA’s new “Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit” incorporates key HIM principles such as records management, disclosure of protected health information, retention, and confidentiality for paper and electronic records, both of which are at risk in disaster situations.

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Getting Up to Date on Release of Information

To help healthcare organizations and HIM professionals navigate their way through new legislative components and industry practices, AHIMA’s “Release of Information Toolkit: A Practical Guide for the Access, Use, and Disclosure of Protected Health Information,” has been revised to incorporate various types of disclosures of protected health information and to reflect today’s practices.

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Summit Looks to Veterans for Next Generation of HIM Professionals

Education, apprenticeships, and employer commitment are three ways the industry can break down barriers between healthcare employers and veterans and bolster the HIM workforce, said participants in the Healthcare Forward summit presented by AHIMA and the AHIMA Foundation in Washington, DC, on Thursday.

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Experts Parse Next Steps in a Big Data World

Two recently published articles put big data in healthcare into perspective.

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