American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

digital data
By Mike Miliard 11:11 am October 26, 2015
Seeking to better align health IT standards with health information management practices, three industry groups have joined forces to share perspectives for speeding up standards-based interoperability.
network
By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am October 01, 2015
The need for healthcare systems to exchange patient information quickly, affordably and safely makes a national patient-matching program critical, say AHIMA leaders.
Analytics
By Mike Miliard 10:06 am October 01, 2015
There's a lot still to know about how ICD-10 will play out, but one thing seems clear: Even the most well-prepared health organization, with the most well-oiled technology and well-rested staff, can probably expect to see at least a minor hiccup in performance.
Lynne Thomas Gordon
By Bernie Monegain 10:42 am September 30, 2015
AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon says she's confident the transition that begins Thursday will go off with few, if any, glitches. As she sees it, all of healthcare will be better for it.
$100 bill
By Erin McCann 11:10 am September 29, 2015
A group of individuals has slapped two D.C. hospitals with a class action lawsuit, alleging that their charges for requesting medical records -- ranging from $1,168 to $2,500 -- violate state and federal regulations.
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
By Bernie Monegain 05:14 am September 29, 2015
They may be in the Big Easy, where the good times roll, but the people in charge of managing health data at hospitals across the country are focused on the hard work of realizing the most benefit they can from ICD-10.
october 2015 calendar
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am September 24, 2015
The October 1 deadline is really just the beginning. As ICD-10 coding gets underway in earnest next month, there will be plenty of questions that need answering for providers nationwide. AHIMA wants to help.
Magnifying glass on person icon
By Susan Morse 08:58 am August 28, 2015
Acting CMS administrator Andy Slavitt revealed that William Rogers, MD, director of CMS' Physicians Regulatory Issues Team, will be the ICD-10 ombudsman to the federal agency.
Calendar and clock
By John Andrews 07:38 am August 24, 2015
Fifteen years after the Y2K panic, the healthcare industry is once again closely watching the calendar. Not since Jan. 1, 2000, have so many industry professionals had their eyes on a deadline as they do on Oct. 1, 2015.
network
By Bernie Monegain 07:36 am July 17, 2015
Patient matching and patient registration could soon get a boost. Organizations working on the Virtual Clipboard Initiative today released the design and specifications for its new pilot program.

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