HIM Professionals Play Critical Role in Improving Patients’ Right to Access

In order to prepare health information management (HIM) professionals for future enforcement actions, Deven McGraw, JD, MPH, delivered a webinar on “Understanding Patient Access to Health Records in Today’s Digitized World” for AHIMA members on Thursday.

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Patients Adding Psychiatric Advance Directives to Medical Records
Dec12

Patients Adding Psychiatric Advance Directives to Medical Records

Even if they have not encountered them in practice yet, health information management professionals may want to familiarize themselves with documents called psychiatric advance directives, a tool mental health professionals are using to help patients receive better care.

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Developers Release Electronic ROI Prototype Tool

AHIMA has contributed to the development of a new tool that helps simplify and streamline patients’ requests for their medical records. The Health Record Request Wizard prototype tool was released on September 21 at the Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, DC.

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You and Your Records: Know Your Rights
Jul01

You and Your Records: Know Your Rights

Learn how HIM helps play a role in connecting patients to their data.

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Slideshow: Release of Information vs. “The Experts”
Sep01

Slideshow: Release of Information vs. “The Experts”

Even HIPAA experts—from attorneys who helped draft the law to former government officials who enforced it—have trouble getting their records.

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New AHIMA-Developed Form and Webinar Aims to Ease ROI Confusion
Jul07

New AHIMA-Developed Form and Webinar Aims to Ease ROI Confusion

Among the most confusing issues for ROI professionals is understanding how to respond to the many different types of requests for information from patients, their personal representatives, or from third parties.

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