4 Skills ROI Specialists Need To Succeed

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Skills For Medical Release Of Information Specialists Today’s medical release of information (ROI) specialists wear many hats and must possess many skills. At a very high level, ROI specialists must be highly proficient in medical terminology and the specific components of an electronic health record (EHR). They must also be able to perform data entry as well as navigate through …

E-signatures: Take Them Or Leave Them?

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Know Your Facility’s Release of Information Policy In today’s technology-driven healthcare environment, e-signatures are common, yet they also raise many questions in the world of release of information (ROI). How can ROI specialists verify a patient’s identity when patients sign electronically through a portal, for example? What about when patients sign on an electronic pad/device? Signatures oftentimes look nothing like …

How can ROI specialists evolve?

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Over the years, the role of the ROI specialist has changed significantly commensurate with increased HIPAA scrutiny and the implementation of EHRs. In a previous post, I discussed the challenges that today’s ROI specialists face when navigating through a hybrid environment. It’s difficult at best to locate information that spans multiple formats and locations, and it requires new skills and an …

Why it’s important to seize new opportunities in HIM

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Each of us has the power to change our lives as well as the lives of those around us. This is the theme of a recent article I read by Jeff Haden titled 19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day. The article, which was published on Inc.com, includes a lot of salient points that are relevant to HIM professionals. My …

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 …