News & Analysis

July 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

Test staff knowledge of HIPAA with these questions.

July 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

HIM's management of the patient portion of the ­Vanderbilt Medical Center's patient portal MyHealth­AtVanderbilt (MHaV) may well make it unique, but the approach has paid off, says Anne Dixon, RHIA, ­manager of medical information services in Vanderbilt's HIM department.

July 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

For years we have heard that EHRs improve the ­quality of clinical documentation in the medical record. While this is absolutely true in terms of legibility, it may not be so true otherwise.

July 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

Coding productivity will decrease at least initially­ with the switch to ICD-10-CM/PCS. Coders will also­ need complete, accurate documentation to take advantage of the new code set's increased specificity. So HIM and coding managers need to know how productive their coders are and the extent of their clinical knowledge­ base, as well as how accurately and completely physicians are documenting.

July 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

The staff at St. Francis Hospital-the Heart Center in Roslyn, NY, recognize that ICD-10 is more than a one-person job, which is why Elizabeth Heller, RHIA, HIM director, and Adelaide M. La Rosa, RN, BSN, CCDS, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program ­director, are cochairing efforts.

June 1, 2011
Briefings on HIPAA

You've got HIPAA compliance questions. We've got answers.

 

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