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Kona Community Hospital Chooses AHIMA Physician Query Templates to Improve Quality of Health Records

CHICAGO – March 10, 2022 – The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announced today that Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua, Hawai’i, has chosen to use the AHIMA library of physician query templates available in the mobile query platform from Artifact Health, an Iodine solution.

As the leading source of health information (HI) education, training and policymaking, AHIMA has published Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice to establish and support industry-wide best practices for the function of clinical documentation querying. Through its partnership with Artifact Health, AHIMA licenses more than 150 standardized, query templates for physicians, clinical documentation integrity (CDI) professionals and HI professionals. These templates are designed to help clarify clinical documentation and ultimately improve the quality of patient records.

Kona Community Hospital is committed to providing accessible, comprehensive healthcare services that are quality-driven, customer-focused, and cost-effective to the West Hawai’i community. Kona Community Hospital HIM Administrator Mary Ann Floresca, RHIA, CCS, CPHQ, said their focus on quality made it an easy decision use the AHIMA library of physician query templates.

“Working with AHIMA and Artifact will help ensure regulatory compliance and improve the quality of our patient records,” Floresca said. “I’m especially excited that Artifact’s easy-to-use platform will reduce some burden on our team.”

AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE, said she is proud the collaboration between AHIMA and Artifact is having such a tangible impact on patients.

“The success of the AHIMA query templates is a credit to our team’s vision of working with collaborators like Artifact to use technology to improve patient outcomes and save resources for providers like Kona Community Hospital,” Harris said. “We are excited to partner with Kona Community Hospital and look forward to growing our relationship.”

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About AHIMA
AHIMA is a global nonprofit association of health information (HI) professionals. AHIMA represents professionals who work with health data for more than one billion patient visits each year. AHIMA’s mission of empowering people to impact health drives our members and credentialed HI professionals to ensure that health information is accurate, complete, and available to patients and providers. Our leaders work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business, and are found in data integrity and information privacy job functions worldwide.

About Kona Community Hospital
Founded in 1914, KCH is a 94-bed full-service acute care hospital and Level III trauma center with 24-hour emergency department supporting the west region of the island of Hawaii. It is a member of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a special agency of the state of Hawaii established in 1996. It is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. KCH is dedicated to providing and enhancing accessible comprehensive healthcare services to the West Hawaii community.

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