Making the Electronic Case Reporting Transition

As the industry transitions toward electronic reporting, health information management (HIM) professionals play a key role in supporting requirements for electronic case reporting (eCR).

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IFHIMA Releases White Paper to Help HIM Professionals Navigate Global Privacy Trends

A new white paper from the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) discusses the challenges of managing the privacy of health information in an increasingly mobile, digital, data-oriented world with a global perspective.

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Coding Thanksgiving Emergencies
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Coding Thanksgiving Emergencies

You may have heard that emergency department (ED) visits spike during the holidays—higher than normal alcohol intake, contaminated poultry, and a habit of straying from doctor’s orders are leading culprits, according to ED docs. If you’re a coder stuck working on Thanksgiving this year the Journal has you covered.

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What’s in Store: Retail Giants Expand Offerings with New Health Clinics

Retail healthcare is having another “moment” with the recent announcements that both Amazon and Walmart are rolling out primary care clinics with consumer convenience in mind. Amazon’s entry to the market, Amazon Care, is a “virtual” clinic that combines elements of telemedicine with in-person visits to the patient’s home while Walmart has opened a health “super center” in Dallas, GA.

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AHIMA Renews Calls for Congress to Repeal National Patient Identifier Ban

On Tuesday September 24, which was designated as Patient ID Day, AHIMA asked its members and other grassroots organizations to contact their members of Congress to strike the ban on discussing a patient identifier solution from the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2020.

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AHIMA Seeks More Coders for Participation in Productivity Survey

AHIMA is looking for coding professionals who are at least 18 years of age and who spend at least 50 percent of their time coding in any healthcare environment to take the online survey at http://bit.ly/2kcINre. This study assesses productivity for coding in outpatient and inpatient settings and evaluates factors affecting productivity, such as interruptions of other tasks, the use of supportive technology, and work setting. The records of this study are kept private.

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