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    Health information management professionals are considered to be highly skilled in data analytics. Health information management provides in depth analysis skills to get the best answers and are skilled and practiced in a number of facilities. From ambulatory care facilities to mental health facilities they are continually using analysis techniques as well as visualization tools to improve decisions making about data collections and use. Data can be used to improve protocol, practices, track outcomes of patients. HIM professionals work to help establish electronic data criteria and are responsible for multiple different databases with information crucial to the quality care of patients. By improving data collection and thus data quality and…

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    The health information management (HIM) has come a long way and continues to change to keep up with the fast changes of technology. Three distinctive steps influenced development of the profession. These included the hospital standardization movement, the organization of records librarians, and the approval of formal education process and a curriculum for medical record librarians. This was summarized by Edna Huffman in an article appearing in March 1941 issue of the Bulletin of the American…

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    Health information management (HIM) professionals play a vital role in for the quality, availability, and timeliness of health information, they have distinct roles in the current policy and practices. HIM professionals must strengthen their roles in promote electronic exchange for access and use of health information while protecting the privacy and security of patients ' health information. This paper discusses variety of roles that health information mangers play in acute and subacute setting…

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    with how to maintain patient health information and how to keep it safe and private. The HIM (Health Information Management) industry can be traced back to the 1920s, when healthcare professionals realized that patient caring would be more effective for both the provider and the patient. Documentation became popular and was used throughout the U.S. after healthcare providers realized that it was impossible to treat the patient and have accurate medical history without documenting the…

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    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…

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    One of the key roles a health information management (HIM) professional holds is to serve as a guardian of patient health records. HIM professionals should be equipped with the knowledge to uphold the “care, custody, and control of the records” concerning legal action or an investigation (Kearney, 2014). Because the use of patient health records has switched from paper to electronic health records (EHR), it is necessary for HIM professionals to acquaint themselves with their institutions…

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    HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM HIM 163: CLINICAL AFFILIATION I COMPREHENSIVE JOURNAL ENTRY Scanning/Analysis/Assembly/Objective 10 Lexington Medical Center uses an electronic health record but that does not mean they don’t have to scan/assemble loose paper into EPIC. There are three steps to ensure the quality and efficiency of indexing and scanning forms and loose records into EPIC. The first step is to scan these loose forms. Most of the hospital scans their own records for the most…

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    My interest in healthcare began in 1994 when began a two-year certificate program in Health Information Management at Central Texas College. The education that I received provided me an introduction into health service delivery and gave me an opportunity to work for a small psychiatric practice as a transcriptionist. In this position I developed entry level skills while covering the front desk and transcribing dictated reports. I only remained in this position for a brief period and worked…

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    me is the Director of Health Information Management (HIM). The idea of being responsible for so much intrigues me. The responsibilities of a HIM Director are endless. I choose to write about this role because of the many subjects it entails. The Director of HIM not only oversees various projects but as technology develops, new standards arrive. One must always embrace change and the challenges that come with the Director of HIM role. The Director in Health Information Management role consist of…

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    It is with great joy that I submit my application for the Aged Care Project Officer vacancy at the Victorian Healthcare Association. For the past year I worked as a Data Manager at the Victorian Cancer Registry, central to Cancer Council Victoria which is a leading not-for-profit body in the fight against cancer. I believe the skills and knowledge I have gained through my tertiary studies in Health Information Management and work experience as a Data Manager could be leveraged in this…

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