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Spring 2015 Introduction

Spring 2015 Introduction

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The Spring 2015 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on topics such as meaningful use, patient matching and mobile health.  

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Patient Matching within a Health Information Exchange

Patient Matching within a Health Information Exchange

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The purpose of this article is to describe the patient matching problems resulting from the Nationwide Health Information Network’s automated patient discovery specification and propose a more effective and secure approach for patient matching between health information organizations participating in a health information exchange. This proposed approach would allow the patient to match his or her identity between a health information organization’s electronic health records (EHRs) at the same time the patient identifies which EHR data he or she consents to share between organizations.  

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The Self-Assessment Process and Impacts on the Health Information Management Program Performance: A Case Study

The Self-Assessment Process and Impacts on the Health Information Management Program Performance: A Case Study

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This study examined how health information management (HIM) educational programs can use the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Model (MBNQAM) educational criteria to meet the self-assessment requirement for Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) accreditation.  

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Diffusion and Use of Tethered Personal Health Records in Primary Care

Diffusion and Use of Tethered Personal Health Records in Primary Care

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Personal health records (PHRs) enable patients to access their healthcare information in a secure environment, increasing patient engagement in medical care. PHRs can be tethered to a patient’s electronic health record (EHR). Tethered PHRs, also known as patient portals, allow patients to access relevant medical information from their provider.  

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The Blue Button Project: Engaging Patients in Healthcare by a Click of a Button

The Blue Button Project: Engaging Patients in Healthcare by a Click of a Button

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The Blue Button project has become a way for many Americans to download their health records by just a click in any way that suits them, such as in print, on a thumb drive, or on their mobile devices and smartphones. Several organizations have developed and applied Blue Buttons on their websites to allow beneficiaries to securely access and view personal medical information and claims.  

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Meaningful Use Attestations among US Hospitals: The Growing Rural-Urban Divide

Meaningful Use Attestations among US Hospitals: The Growing Rural-Urban Divide

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The purpose of this study was to assess EHR Incentive Program attestations of eligible US hospitals across geography and hospital type. The proportions of attestations were compared between metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural hospitals and by whether a hospital was critical access or prospective payment system.  

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Accessibility of mHealth Self-Care Apps for Individuals with Spina Bifida

Accessibility of mHealth Self-Care Apps for Individuals with Spina Bifida

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As the smartphone becomes ubiquitous, mobile health is becoming a viable technology to empower individuals to engage in preventive self-care. An innovative mobile health system called iMHere (Internet Mobile Health and Rehabilitation) has been developed at the University of Pittsburgh to support self-care and adherence to self-care regimens for individuals with spina bifida and other complex conditions who are vulnerable to secondary complications.  

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Pilot Study of Reimbursement Practices in Private Healthcare Centers in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia: To What Extent Do They Meet International Best Practices?

Pilot Study of Reimbursement Practices in Private Healthcare Centers in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia: To What Extent Do They Meet International Best Practices?

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This pilot study examines reimbursement practices in private healthcare centers in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The objective of the study was to assess the extent to which the private healthcare sector in Saudi Arabia follows international best practices in reimbursement, as identified in a literature review.  

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