Health Information Management System

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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 …show more content…
When an employee feels that they are trusted enough to be held accountable to complete a more skilled job, they feel respected and accomplished. This generally increases an employee’s job satisfaction. Managers and directors of Health Information Management departments must look at both the organizational side of the job to be performed and the department culture and try to balance them out. The ultimate goal is to have happy, satisfied, empowered employees that take pride in accurately performing a quality

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