September 2018
Vol. 89, no. 08





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In the Issue


  • “Double Trouble” By Shannon Harris, MBA, RHIA, and Shannon H. Houser, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA
  • “Using Population Health, Inclusive HIM Practices to Better Treat LGBTQ Patients” By Kerryn Butler-Henderson, CHIA, FAHIMA; Julie Dooling, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA; Dustin Ginn, MA, MHA, RHIA; Lesley Kadlec, MA, RHIA, CHDA; Megan Pruente, RHIA; Donna Retallack, RHIT; Maria Ward, MEd, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P; Jami Woebkenberg, MHIM, RHIA, CPHI; and John Young III, RHIA, CHPS, CPHIMS, HCISPP
  • “How to Prepare for EHR Downtime” By Debra Primeau, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA
  • “AHIMA Turns 90” By Mary Butler
  • 2018 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit Guide

Working Smart

  • “Privacy and Security Risks with Biometrics” By Ron Hedges, JD
  • “SNOMED CT and the EHR: Why Should a HIM Professional Care?” By Cheryl Mason, MSHI
  • “Streamlining the Process in Opioid Data Collection” By Lesley Clack, ScD, and Aaron Schecter, PhD
  • “Enterprise-Wide PHI Disclosure Management—Why Information Governance Matters” By Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB

Practice Brief

  • Beyond the Basics for Health Informatics Professionals

Coding Notes

  • “The Importance of Histology in Neoplasm Coding” By Charlotte M. Bumgarner, CDIP, CCS, and Jennifer C. Latva, CCS, COC, CPC, CGSC
  • “Coding’s Impact on Suicide Prevention” By Abby Hansen, MHA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P

Past Articles
Print articles from the current issue back to 1998 are available in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. (Full access requires member log in, but some articles are available for public viewing.)