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From 3M Health Information Systems

Tag: HIM

Health Information Management is the practice of health records by traditional and electronic means in hospitals, physician’s office clinics, health departments, health insurance companies, and other facilities that provide health care or maintenance of health records. Health information management professionals have been described to “play a critical role in the delivery of healthcare through their focus on the collection, maintenance and use of quality data to support the information-intensive and information-reliant healthcare system”. They work with clinical, epidemiological, demographic, financial, reference, and coded healthcare data. Health information administrators plan information systems, develop health policy and identify current and future information needs. In addition, they apply the science of informatics to the collection, storage, use, and transmission of information. As the field grows, health information management will continue to transition from paper to more efficient digital or electronic management including Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

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Successful onboarding tips for a new medical coder

Aug. 31, 2022 / By Robert Franco, CCS

The moment you waited for is finally here: You have been hired as a medical coder! You might be having moments of pure joy mixed with some anxiety. It is […]

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How to become a medical coder

March 23, 2022 / By Robert Franco, CCS

For many coders trying to get into the health information management (HIM) industry, landing that first position can be difficult. Here are some tips to help you achieve your goal […]

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Managing worklists: The promise of embedded analytics

April 28, 2021 / By Steve Austin

Where I live in South Texas, we usually don’t get much of a spring; summer comes early and stays late. Consequently, you really only have to touch the thermostat maybe […]

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A tale of two worlds: Documentation versus clinical care

Dec. 21, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Happy Holidays!  Sorry this is not a Charles Dicken’s Christmas story, but it does reflect an equally powerful story: A Tale of Two Cities. This Dickens novel has a well-known […]

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How have you adapted to the electronic world?

Oct. 15, 2018 / By Cecilia Charles, RHIA

In today’s electronic world, is it possible to go completely paperless? Have you adapted to this new Jetsons-type world? Although it seems like yesterday, over a decade ago I managed […]

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What’s in it for me? Accurate reimbursement!

Feb. 10, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy.

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Quality versus quantity…a real dilemma

Jan. 13, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Happy New Year to all! As we make (and break) many New Year’s resolutions this month, I’d like to talk about resolutions for quality. I appreciate the challenges and pressures […]

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They just don’t get it: Who is to blame for increased complication rates?

Nov. 30, 2015 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

Let me start by saying Happy Holidays to everyone. However, I am feeling a bit like Mr. Scrooge. I have heard from many clients lately regarding their struggles with obtaining […]

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HIMagine That! ICD-10 fallout?

Oct. 26, 2015 / By Sue Belley, RHIA, Donna Smith, RHIA

Donna: Hey, Sue! We haven’t talked since AHIMA. Did you get back in time for ICD-10 go-live? Sue: Yes, I was in my office, bright and early on October 1. […]

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You are ready

Sept. 30, 2015 / By Andy Sager

No more kicking this ICD-10 can down the road. It’s finally here.  We have all been waiting, planning, preparing, training, and yes, worrying. With ICD-10 only 24 hours away, will […]