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    How to Defeat Stress with Solarity

    Happy National Stress Awareness Month. April’s national holiday was started in 1992 by the Health Resource Network as a way to raise awareness to reduce national stress levels. Most importantly, this month is a time for us all to take a deep breath, rejuvenate, and clear our minds, not only for the rest of 2014,…

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    Health Information Professional’s Week Winner Announced

    In a way to increase awareness of our nation’s health information professionals, Health Information Professional’s week was celebrated March 16-22. To give HIM departments another reason to celebrate, EDCO® Health Information Solutions held a contest to give HIM leaders the chance to nominate their department as the top HIM department in the nation by submitting…

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    EMRs: The Surprising Impact on Our Planet

    Saving the planet isn’t the driving force behind electronic medical record adoption, but it’s a stellar by-product. On April 22nd, celebrate Earth Day by learning how EMR’s can make America’s healthcare system more environmentally friendly. According to a Kaiser Permanente study, an EMR can help the environment by: Avoided the use of 1,044 tons of…

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    3 Ways to Celebrate Health Information Professionals Week

    In an effort to increase awareness of our nation’s health information professionals, a well-deserved week has been dedicated just to you. Health information management departments are responsible for maintaining and protecting medical records for millions of Americans. With the changes in healthcare, and the amount of data at your fingertips, you are not only critical…

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    Achieving HIMSS Stage 7 – A Team Effort

    When it comes to hospitals achieving stage 7 of HIMSS Analytics’ EMR Adoption Model, a pattern appears to be developing. In laying out the groundwork to advance through the stages of EHR adoption, many hospital leaders are brought in and out of the process as needed. The problem with this process is it can create…

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    HIMSS Resource Round-up 2014

    The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference was once again, one of the must-attend conferences of the year. This year’s conference, held February 23 – 27 in Orlando, was attended by over 38,000 healthcare leaders from around the world.   Missed the event? Check out the following resources and recaps. 2014 Speaker Handouts…

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    Medical Record Scanning Companies

    Whether you are looking for assistance with a short-term project to catch up on a scanning backlog, or a long-term scanning and indexing solution, selecting from the various medical record scanning companies can prove challenging.  How do you know you are comparing apples-to-apples in terms of services?  How do you know if they will be…

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    Managing by the Numbers With HIM Dashboards

    You know what they say; you can’t manage what you don’t measure.  As healthcare facilities become less reliant on paper, more records are processed electronically.  For some HIM leaders, the lack of paper can feel like a lack of control.  Instead of seeing the workload of a team member by the stack of paper in…

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    6 HIM Dashboard Tabs to Simplify Every Leader’s Work Day

    The life of managing an HIM department is certainly not filled with ease. Functioning through the peaks and valleys of workflow is one thing, but preparing for healthcare initiatives such as ICD-10 and Meaningful Use, is another. Fortunately, there is a solution to organize the daily grind to a far more manageable level. HIM dashboards…

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    Spring Cleaning: The File Room Elimination To-Do List

    Spring is in the air and we all know what that means — it’s time to declutter. Many of us are challenged by getting rid of old items.  What if we need them in the future? You might feel the same way about your healthcare facility’s onsite file room. Reasons to consider file room elimination:…

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