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Health Information Management is the practice of health records by traditional and electronic means in hospitals, physician’s office clinics, health departments, health insurance companies, and other facilities that provide health care or maintenance of health records. Health information management professionals have been described to “play a critical role in the delivery of healthcare through their focus on the collection, maintenance and use of quality data to support the information-intensive and information-reliant healthcare system”. They work with clinical, epidemiological, demographic, financial, reference, and coded healthcare data. Health information administrators plan information systems, develop health policy and identify current and future information needs. In addition, they apply the science of informatics to the collection, storage, use, and transmission of information. As the field grows, health information management will continue to transition from paper to more efficient digital or electronic management including Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Webinar: Collaboration strategies for quality outcomes

With Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Driving quality outcomes requires a coordinated effort between HIM, CDI, Quality and Compliance departments. Does your organization have a plan?

2017 MOON update: Take this seriously

February 17th, 2017 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Last year I wrote a blog about the new Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice or MOON, the latest in the CMS library of Beneficiary Notices. A lot of folks thought no […]

What’s in it for me? Accurate reimbursement!

February 10th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy.

Article: 2016 Convention: Incoming President Brings Passion, Curiosity, and Commitment to HIM

Ann Chenoweth, Incoming AHIMA President and director of industry relations and market research for 3M Health Information Systems, talks about keeping pace with change, how she discovered HIM as a […]

Quality versus quantity…a real dilemma

January 13th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Happy New Year to all! As we make (and break) many New Year’s resolutions this month, I’d like to talk about resolutions for quality. I appreciate the challenges and pressures […]

They just don’t get it: Who is to blame for increased complication rates?

November 30th, 2015 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Let me start by saying Happy Holidays to everyone. However, I am feeling a bit like Mr. Scrooge. I have heard from many clients lately regarding their struggles with obtaining […]

HIMagine That! ICD-10 fallout?

October 26th, 2015 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Hey, Sue! We haven’t talked since AHIMA. Did you get back in time for ICD-10 go-live? Sue: Yes, I was in my office, bright and early on October 1. […]

You are ready

September 30th, 2015 / By Andy Sager

No more kicking this ICD-10 can down the road. It’s finally here.  We have all been waiting, planning, preparing, training, and yes, worrying. With ICD-10 only 24 hours away, will […]

Video: ICD-10 and the benefits of change

Change is never easy, but with the right perspective change can bring great benefit. Hear from three healthcare professionals about their ICD-10 transition.

Article: Life after ICD-10

With Rhonda Butler

Rhonda Butler has an optimistic outlook about ICD-10 implementation in this Journal of AHIMA interview. What will daily life be like for coders, physicians, and hospitals under ICD-10?

Present and Accounted For…Potentially Preventable Complications

April 27th, 2015 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

We all know the phrase “First do no harm,” a philosophy that is a driving force in health care. In other words, if we do not do anything to improve […]

HIMagine That! Codes and Kangaroos Down Under

March 27th, 2015 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Hello from Down Under where they have been using ICD-10 since 1999! Sue: Hi! How has your work and your visit been going? Have you learned any ICD-10 tips […]