News & Analysis

April 1, 2011
Case Management Monthly

Case managers and social workers have an active role in helping patients and families make end-of-life ­decisions such as using palliative care and hospice.

April 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

Managing the changeover to ICD-10 may be so ­completely overwhelming for some HIM directors and managers that just getting started is the most difficult part.

April 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

Legible.Complete.Dated, timed, signed, and authenticated.That's what section 482.24 of the Medicare Conditions of Participation requires of your medical records.

April 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

If you are gearing up for a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) implementation, there are some tips and tricks that will help you stay on top of the transition.

April 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

Editor's note: As part of our yearlong celebration of MRB's 25th year, we wanted to take a look back at article excerpts from years past. In some ways, things haven't changed much-­getting physicians to complete documentation in a timely manner is still a challenge-but in others, it is clear that HIM has come a long way.

April 1, 2011
HIM Briefings

Hardware, software, people, policy, and process must work together to achieve your organization's EHR goals. One of the earliest matters that policy must address surrounds organizational readiness for an EHR. In fact, having a policy of regular readiness assessment is an ­important step toward success. Even if a certain project with a certain group goes smoothly, that doesn't guarantee success for another project. You may think a policy that focuses attention on planning is not necessary, but implementing an EHR is a spiral of change, with each cycle repeating itself in many ways, often with new twists and turns.

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