Case Study : Job Redesign For Expanded Him Functions Essay

893 Words May 24th, 2016 4 Pages
In Elizabeth Layman’s case study on “Job Redesign for Expanded HIM Functions”, she lays out a defined structure for redesigning the various tasks entrusted to the hospital Health Information Management Department (HIM). With the ever changing environment of health information, the employees of the HIM department must constantly be learning and perfecting their skills on inputting data in the International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and International Classification of Diseases, tenth revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) and International Classification of Diseases, tenth revision, Procedural Classification System (ICD-10-PCS) systems. The ICD-9-CM system was implemented in America in 1979 and is being upgraded to the ICD-10-CM and the ICD-10 Procedural Classification System which was implemented by the World Health Organization. This system organizes disease and treatment codes world-wide, which provides “better data for evaluating and improving the quality of patient care.” (Bowman 2008) It also aids in understanding and tracking epidemics and pandemics world-wide. Now that hospitals have been changing from a paper system to an electronic system, employees are required to learn even more because this “change not only alters the nature of work but also affects the economy, regulations, and accreditation standards.” (Layman, 2011) Because of the complexity of this system, it can be difficult and tedious to…

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