Navigating Today’s HIM Job Market (Part Two)
Jul11

Navigating Today’s HIM Job Market (Part Two)

This two-part article series will share wisdom from three credentialed HIM professionals with more than 60 years of combined experience (including as hiring managers), discussing tried-and-true tips for HIM job seekers at any level in today’s changing career landscape.

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Navigating Today’s HIM Job Market
Jul01

Navigating Today’s HIM Job Market

This two-part article series will share wisdom from three credentialed HIM professionals with more than 60 years of combined experience (including as hiring managers), discussing tried-and-true tips for HIM job seekers at any level in today’s changing career landscape.

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Learn More About the New Face of Cybersecurity
Jul01

Learn More About the New Face of Cybersecurity

HIM professionals have worked diligently to protect data privacy and security during a time of digital transformation in healthcare. The unfortunate reality? Hackers have worked even harder to access that data. It’s a game of ‘cat and mouse,’ and regrettably, the mice (i.e., hackers) appear to have a competitive edge.

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Documenting System-Created Issues in the Medical Record
Jun28

Documenting System-Created Issues in the Medical Record

Technology does not always function as planned, even now in the era of electronic health records. Proper documentation is essential for data integrity and the integrity of the medical record. This documentation enables staff to identify when a system issue has occurred and to determine the impact on the medical record.

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What Does It Mean When ESI is “Lost”?
Jun26

What Does It Mean When ESI is “Lost”?

“Remedial measures,” also known as “sanctions,” can be imposed under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) when electronically stored information is lost. The word “lost” has a specialized meaning in this context

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House Removes National Patient Identifier Ban from Appropriations Bill
Jun19

House Removes National Patient Identifier Ban from Appropriations Bill

On June 19, the US House of Representatives passed HR 2740, the FY2020 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Act with an amendment striking language in the Labor-HHS Appropriations bill that prohibits HHS from spending any federal dollars to promulgate or adopt a national patient identifier, which has stifled innovation and industry progress for nearly two decades.

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