AHIMA

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals. AHIMA's more than 71,000 members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information required to deliver quality healthcare to the public. Founded in 1928 to improve the quality of medical records, AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.

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AHIMA RELEASES PATIENT PORTAL TOOLKIT FOR HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

| April 21, 2016

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The American Health Information Management Association has developed a patient portal toolkit for health information management professionals to provide guidance on the issues, latest regulatory requirements, opportunities and challenges of providing patient access to their health records through a patient portal. The adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and an industry shift from a provider-centric to a patient-centric healthcare system have fueled a consumer engagement movement, and th...

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HIM’S ROLE IN VALUE-BASED REIMBURSEMENT: THREE LEADERS WEIGH IN ON IMPACT

AHIMA | August 01, 2016

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The healthcare industry’s move from paper to electronic health records (EHRs) has spanned two decades. The implementation of ICD-10 took four years. Now the shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement is upon us. Like most large healthcare initiatives, full realization of value-based reimbursement will occur over time....

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MAKING HIPAA WORK FOR YOU: DISCUSSING RECORD ACCESS (AND MORE) FOR CONSUMERS

ahima | August 01, 2016

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The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken many steps to try and clear up consumer confusion regarding the more consumer-centric aspects of HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and Security Rule. The most recent efforts include the Office of the National Coordinator’s Patient Engagement Playbook. But confusion still lingers about patients’ rights....

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POKÉMON GO POSES PRIVACY AND SECURITY CONCERN FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

ahima | July 21, 2016

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The mobile app game that has thousand of players roaming streets, parks, and even workplaces—healthcare providers included—has health privacy experts concerned. Pokémon Go is a smartphone app that uses a phone’s GPS and camera to help players search for virtual characters in real life settings. While it’s frequently touted as an engine for encouraging players to step out of their everyday settings and interact with their surroundings and neighbors, healthcare providers have noted an influx of us...

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AHIMA RELEASES PATIENT PORTAL TOOLKIT FOR HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

| April 21, 2016

The American Health Information Management Association has developed a patient portal toolkit for health information management professionals to provide guidance on the issues, latest regulatory requirements, opportunities and challenges of providing patient access to their health records through a patient portal. The adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and an industry shift from a provider-centric to a patient-centric healthcare system have fueled a consumer engagement movement, and th...

Read More
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HIM’S ROLE IN VALUE-BASED REIMBURSEMENT: THREE LEADERS WEIGH IN ON IMPACT

AHIMA | August 01, 2016

The healthcare industry’s move from paper to electronic health records (EHRs) has spanned two decades. The implementation of ICD-10 took four years. Now the shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement is upon us. Like most large healthcare initiatives, full realization of value-based reimbursement will occur over time....

Read More
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MAKING HIPAA WORK FOR YOU: DISCUSSING RECORD ACCESS (AND MORE) FOR CONSUMERS

ahima | August 01, 2016

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken many steps to try and clear up consumer confusion regarding the more consumer-centric aspects of HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and Security Rule. The most recent efforts include the Office of the National Coordinator’s Patient Engagement Playbook. But confusion still lingers about patients’ rights....

Read More
news image

POKÉMON GO POSES PRIVACY AND SECURITY CONCERN FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

ahima | July 21, 2016

The mobile app game that has thousand of players roaming streets, parks, and even workplaces—healthcare providers included—has health privacy experts concerned. Pokémon Go is a smartphone app that uses a phone’s GPS and camera to help players search for virtual characters in real life settings. While it’s frequently touted as an engine for encouraging players to step out of their everyday settings and interact with their surroundings and neighbors, healthcare providers have noted an influx of us...

Read More