health information management


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health in·for·ma·tion man·age·ment

(HIM) (helth in'fŏr-mā'shŭn man'ăj-mĕnt)
Collection and analysis of health care data to provide information for health care decisions involving patient care, institutional management, health care policies and planning, and research; formerly known as medical records management.
See also: record
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She received her Bachelor degree in Health Information Management from the College of St.
Many of the projects Health Information Managers (HIMs) and Clinical Coders are involved with produce important information and experiences that could be shared with peers and other health professionals, to both educate and promote the health information management profession.
It allows students of Health Information Management programme to perform the requirements of their practical training in locations specified by the PHCC under a supervisor commissioned by the CCQ.
Previously, health information management suffered from a lack of the bitways, middleware, applications and hardware necessary to make the decision-support databases feasible and affordable.
Using existing resources, they were able to significantly increase revenue, which led to greater recognition of the health information management and coder workforce, and funding of these services.
The author has organized the fifteen chapters that make up the main body of her text in four parts devoted to the study of the law in general, an overview of ethics, the legal and ethical issues central to health information management, and specialized areas of concern in health information management.
The challenge for both the HIMAA Education Committee and for HIMAA as a professional organisation is to tackle all of these issues on the many levels involved in order to ensure the continuing strength of the Australian health information management profession, both now and into the future.
As evidence of our respected standing among health professionals, HIMJ has been able to attract 12 health information management experts of international standing.
Journal of the American Health Information Management Association 62(12):60-1, Dec.

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