American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

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AHIMA Announces Initiative To Promote Blue Button To Members

Staff Writer | iHealthBeat | October 29, 2013

During its annual conference on Monday, the American Health Information Management Association announced an initiative to encourage its 67,000 members and Component State Associations to adopt Blue Button technology to boost consumer access to personal health records, Health Data Management reports... Read More »

AHIMA announces support for Blue Button Initiative

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | October 28, 2013

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announced on Monday that it will embark on a campaign to encourage its Component State Associations and members to actively support the Blue Button Initiative to promote access to personal health records (PHRs).

The announcement was made at AHIMA’s 85th Annual Convention and Exhibit in Atlanta. Read More »

AHIMA Launches Global Workforce Council

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | August 13, 2014

Working to advance standards for health information management and technology workforce curricula around the world, AHIMA has founded the Global Health Workforce Council, which comprises members from 12 different countries...

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Big Data's Big Potential In Health Care

John Pulley | Nextgov | October 17, 2012

Using “big data” to analyze information gathered by health IT is the key to improving medical outcomes, as well as making health care more efficient and cost-effective, say the authors of an article published online recently by the American Health Information Management Association. Read More »

CCHIT Demise Should Herald Demise Of EHR Certification

Neil Versel | Forbes | October 29, 2014

In my very first post for, written back in May, I argued that certification of electronic health records had run its course and was no longer needed in health IT.  This week, that position got a boost with some news that in one sense was shocking and in another was not surprising at all: the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) is closing its doors on Nov. 14...

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Consumer Guide Promotes Personal Health Records

Ken Terry | InformationWeek | September 17, 2012

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has issued a guide to help consumers understand how they can access their medical records and what they can do with them. Read More »

EHR Dissatisfaction: A Tech Or People Problem?

Kimberly Martini | Government Health IT | May 6, 2013

A percolating problem is beginning to boil over: doctors and nurses really don’t like their new electronic health records systems. And, as EHR implementations increase ahead of government deadlines for incentive dollars, dissatisfaction among clinicians is growing. Read More »

Electronic Health Records - Expensive, Disruptive And Here To Stay

Nicole Fisher | | March 18, 2014

Physicians have more to do these days and it has nothing to do with treating patients. Although staff shortages and increasing need for care are time consuming for providers and add responsibilities, the real culprit of lost work time, especially for Emergency Room physicians, is electronic health records (EHR). 

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Global Health IT Outsourcing Market To Reach $50.4 Billion By 2018

Susan D. Hall | Fierce Health IT | August 8, 2013

The U.S. and Canada lead in the global healthcare IT outsourcing market, with North America accounting for the largest share at 72 percent, according to a new report from

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Health Information Management Career Opportunities in 2013

Jason Lee | Chicago Tribune | January 1, 2013

The growth of electronic medical records [EMR] combined with technological advances in health care analytics has made health information management (HIM) one of today's most in-demand health care fields. Read More »

HealthITxChange portal for sharing 'pearls of wisdom' on EHR adoption

Diana Manos | Healthcare IT News | April 3, 2013

Chicago health information technology company EMRapproved recently announced a partnership with a new collaboration called HealthITxChange, an online community where healthcare practitioners and health IT professionals can share best practices and lessons learned – or "pearls" – on EHR adoption. Read More »

HHS Hands Down New ICD-10 Deadline

Mike Milliard | Government Health IT | August 1, 2014

Everyone paying attention to ICD-10 timing knew this was coming, it was only a matter of when. And late Thursday the Department of Health and Human Services posted a final rule declaring Oct. 1, 2015 the compliance deadline...

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Hunger For Data Reshaping HIM Departments

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | September 12, 2013

The more data healthcare organizations amass, the more complex the stories therein become, thus the more essential it is to have an effective narrator for that information. Read More »

Ignoring the Obvious: Major Health IT Organizations Put Aside Patients

Andy Oram | EMR & HIPAA | November 18, 2016

Frustrated stories from patients as well as health care providers repeatedly underline the importance of making a seismic shift in the storage and control of patient data. The current system leads to inaccessible records, patients who reach nursing homes or other treatment centers without information crucial to their care, excess radiation from repeated tests, massive data breaches that compromise thousands of patients at a time, and–most notably for quality–patients excluded from planning their own care.

A simple solution became available over the past 25 years with the widespread adoption of the Web, and has been rendered even easier by modern Software as a Service (SaaS): storing the entire record over the patient’s lifetime with the patient....

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RECs on a Mission: Assessing the Regional Extension Center Program

Chris Dimick | Journal of AHIMA | November 1, 2011

The Regional Extension Centers (RECs) faced a near impossible mission. Develop from scratch 62 RECs nationwide, staff them with in-demand health IT consultants, and then convince 100,000 small physician practices and critical access hospitals to either implement an electronic health record system or amp up their current one to meet the government's meaningful use EHR incentive program. And do it in 24 months. Read More »