From evaluating family history data to identifying and preventing chronic disease in primary care settings, new research published in the Fall 2013 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management, (http://perspectives.ahima.org/) AHIMA's online research journal, offers a glimpse into the ways health information can be used to improve public health. Other articles in this issue assess the impact of technology on health policy and the industry and offer recommendations for the future.
"AHIMA believes that ensuring the quality and accuracy of health information will make it easier to measure changes in population health over time," said AHIMA CEO
The Fall issue features the following articles:
"Digital family histories have the potential to enhance population health and become part of future clinical decision support in EHR systems," write the authors of "Digital Family Histories for Data Mining." Researchers at the
The availability of electronic health record (EHR) data in primary care affords an opportunity for innovative efforts in chronic disease prevention. Researchers at the
How do information communications technologies enhance academic collaboration, research, and education in an academic setting? Researchers at the
It is important to evaluate the accuracy of chronic disease capture and the potential reasons for the lack of accuracy because codes used to capture chronic diseases are included in risk adjustment methods used to compare organizations' performance measurement data, predict patient outcomes, and adjust for severity of illness. In "Exploration of ICD-9-CM Coding of Chronic Disease within the Elixhauser Comorbidity Measure in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure," researchers at the
Federal leadership in the form of regulation and oversight (and legislation if appropriate), as well as cooperation from EHR system vendors and healthcare providers are necessary to ensure the development, implementation, and enforcement of comprehensive national standards for the design, performance, and use of EHR systems that reduce serious HER related errors, according to AHIMA Senior Director of Coding Policy and Compliance
Changes in payment methodologies, service delivery models, consumer expectations, and regulatory requirements necessitate that long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers begin their journey toward effective use of health information technology (HIT). In the literature review "
In "Impact of Radio-Frequency Identification Technologies on the Hospital Supply Chain: A Literature Review," researchers at
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