Virtual scribes help physicians document patient visits from afar
An app from ScribeAmerica lets physicians record patient visits. A remote scribe will later document the encounter. In recent years, the use of medical scribe services has grown to help physicians with their mounting documentation burdens; but in the age of COVID-19, providers may have to reevaluate using them.
MAY 30, 2020
For The Record
AHIMA Statement: A More Just Society Through Health Care Data
In the past days, our nation has been rocked by grief and anger over the senseless death of George Floyd. In many cities, we have seen this grief and anger turn to violence and destruction; however, we have also been heartened by the many peaceful protests...
JUNE 3, 2020
Healthcare IT Today
Let’s Talk About a National Patient Identifier
What happens when you bring an amazing group of experts to talk about an important topic? Magic. That’s how I’d describe this National Patient ID virtual meetup we put together with our friends at NextGate. Take a look at the amazing panel that shared important insights and perspectives on a National Patient Identifier....
APRIL 16, 2020
Health IT Answers
Expanded Telemedicine Regulations: Documentation Requirements Overview
With the expansion of the telemedicine guidelines and payment criteria, facilities are quickly expanding or rolling out solutions to meet the anticipated demand as well as many vendors and suppliers are offering options to health systems to enable this functionality.
APRIL 14, 2020
Electronic Health Reporter
AHIMA Recommendations During COVID-19
What insiders have long known has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic: health data is a vital element of health care, including efforts to curb the pandemic. Of course, that data is important to patients, providers, and healthcare staff. And even during COVID-19, if a patient wants to access their data...
APRIL 7, 2020
For The Record
AHIMA Develops Tools to Help Clinical Documentation Integrity Professionals During COVID-19
With clinical documentation integrity (CDI) professionals playing a key role in efforts to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic, AHIMA has developed tools designed to ease administrative burdens during this difficult time.
APRIL 1, 2020
AHIMA Responds to the Release of Two New Federal Interoperability Rules
AHIMA’s vice president of policy and government affairs, Lauren Riplinger, shares her perspectives on the release this week of the two new final rules on interoperability and information-blocking
MARCH 10, 2020
For the Record
AHIMA Responds to Information Blocking Rule
Wylecia Wiggs Harris, AHIMA CEO, PhD, CAE, says, “We look forward to reviewing the final rule in greater detail. We support the intent of the Cures Act to eradicate practices that unreasonably limit the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information for authorized and permitted purposes including patient access to their health information.
MARCH 9, 2020
DotMed Healthcare Business News
Journal of AHIMA examines the crisis related to patient misidentification and the need for a unique patient identifier
A mix-up in a New Jersey hospital resulted in an organ transplant patient receiving a kidney intended for someone else. Six days later, the patient who was supposed to receive that kidney received another one. Although both patients reportedly recovered...
FEBRUARY 19, 2020
Billing Coding Advantage Magazine
AHIMA Leads the Way on Data Collection Best Practices for LGBTQ Patients
AHIMA has long recognized this need and formed a LGBTQ volunteer work group in 2014 that has published articles and Practice Briefs to inform health information management (HIM) professionals on this important issue. The organization has also delivered presentations nationwide ...
JANUARY 11, 2020
The Future Of Work Now—Medical Coding With AI
The coding of medical diagnosis and treatment has always been a challenging issue. Translating a patient’s complex symptoms, and a clinician’s efforts to address them, into a clear and unambiguous classification code was difficult even in simpler times.
JANUARY 3, 2020