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Health Information Management: Principles and Organization for Health Information Services, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-42956-3
288 pages
March 2012, Jossey-Bass
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This is the fifth edition of the definitive reference source on the management of health records. Health Information Management provides the basic guidelines on content and structure, analysis, assessment, and improvement of information critical to every health care organization. This thoroughly revised and updated edition reflects the significant changes in the field and the most current and successful practices most notably, the computerization of record operations and systems, and of the record itself.
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Table of Contents



The Editor.

The Contributors.

1 Health Information Management and the Health Care Institution (Faye Pickett).

2 Content and Structure of the Health Record (Linda S. Kiger).

3 The Emergence of Electronic Patient Record Systems (Desla R. Mancilla).

4 Information-Capture Design and Principles (Linda S. Kiger).

5 Health Record Analysis (Nancy Coffman-Kadish).

6 Numbering and Filing Systems (Nancy Coffman-Kadish).

7 Secondary Health Data (Nancy Coffman-Kadish).

8 Coding, Compliance, and Reimbursement (Elizabeth A. Contant).

9 Health Care Databases and Statistics (Nancy Coffman-Kadish).

10 Quality Management and Performance Improvement (Linda S. Kiger).

11 Preservation of Health Records (Linda S. Kiger).

12 Location, Space, and Equipment Requirements (Linda S. Kiger).

AHIMA Position Statement: Privacy Officer.

AHIMA Sample: (Chief) Privacy Officer Job Description.


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Author Information

Margaret A. Skurka, MS, RHIA, CCS, is professor and director of the Health Information Management Programs at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. Skurka is actively involved in the American Health Information Management Association, having served as national president in 2000.
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"A "must" for the reference shelf of health information departments! A one- of-a-kind guide that provides the basics for health information management to meet today's challenges, especially in the ambulatory care settings."
— Jean S. Clark, RHIA, director, health information services, CareAlliance Health Services, Charleston, South Carolina, and past president and distinguished member, American Health Information Management Association

"An excellent compilation of topics to introduce individuals to concepts of health information management and the profession."
— Rose Dunn, RHIA, vice president, First Class Solutions, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri

"This book provides an excellent snapshot of key HIM topics and functions and will benefit HIM professionals, students, CEOs, CFOs, physicians, nurses— anyone who wants to learn more about HIM practice, health information management, and the profession."
— Ellen MacDonald, RHIA, president, ARTS & STAT Healthcare Consultants, Inc., San Luis Obispo, California

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