The Future of Health Information Management

Karen G HIM 2 Comments

As I reflect on all the changes in the field of health Information, we continue to face exciting times and the ability to reinvent ourselves. Why is that exciting? Because we can create something that doesn’t exist. We need to lead the way for our teams of the future in order to encourage our professionals to increase their knowledge by …

Cost, Efficiency And Expertise Challenges For Health Information Management Today And In the Future

Laureen Rimmer Leadership, Outsourcing Leave a Comment

The Growth In HIM Roles In just 10 short years, the times have changed and with those changes the challenges facing today’s healthcare organizations are impacted by the speed of technology and continued decreasing revenue margins. When we think back to Health Information Management (HIM) Departments a decade ago, we were focused on managing a medical record that was hybrid, …

AHIMA 30-day Recap: HIM Trends to Watch

Karen G Leadership Leave a Comment

This past September, I had the privilege of attending the AHIMA annual convention in New Orleans. I was particularly looking forward to presentations on information governance and ICD-10. Not only was I able to learn more about both of these important topics, but I also learned about several other initiatives that will surely affect the HIM profession going forward. Lighting …

HIP week: A time to reflect on the importance of HIM

Charlie Disclosure Management 1 Comment

This year, health information professionals (HIP) week takes place March 22-28. During this weeklong celebration, it’s helpful to ponder how much the profession has evolved and where we are headed in the future.  HIM has seen many changes over the years, and we’ll likely see many more as EHRs continue to become a core part of clinical care. The history of HIM …

Release of Information Wish List – 3 Things for Your Holiday

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What’s on your holiday wish list? Sure, we all have a gadget or perfume we would love to receive. But what about your work wish list? What does your ideal release of information (ROI) situation look like as we enter 2015? Working hand-in-hand with hospitals and practices over the past 25 years, I’ve heard a lot of wishes and wants …

Spurring Innovation in HIM

Karen G Leadership Leave a Comment

Jack and Suzy Welch suggest that most of us are confused about innovation. They state, “You’re getting innovation all wrong. Innovation is a series of little steps that cumulatively lead up to a big deal that changes the game.” When it comes to HIM and EHRs, I believe they are absolutely correct. The EHR was “a big deal that changed …