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Winter 2015 Introduction

Winter 2015 Introduction

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The Winter 2015 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features an evaluation of a new PHI-removal tool; an exploratory study on data required for electronic health record inclusion; the results of a study on older adult’s perceptions of e-prescribing; and research on the realities of electronic health record adoption.  

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Physicians’ Outlook on ICD-10-CM/PCS and Its Effect on Their Practice

Physicians’ Outlook on ICD-10-CM/PCS and Its Effect on Their Practice

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The United States is one of the last countries to change from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS. The compliance date for implementation of ICD-10-CM/PCS is expected to fall on October 1, 2015.  

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Patient Access to Personal Health Information: Regulation vs. Reality

Patient Access to Personal Health Information: Regulation vs. Reality

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Patient-centered healthcare initiatives are underway to enable patients to take more responsibility for their healthcare. To do so, patients must be able to access, utilize, and share their health information. Access to health information through patient portals and other electronic means is increasing with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), but not all providers have EHRs or patient portals and not all information may be available electronically.  

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Older Adults’ Perceptions of E-Prescribing: Impact on Patient Care

Older Adults’ Perceptions of E-Prescribing: Impact on Patient Care

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To describe older adult patients’ perceptions and experiences with e-prescribing; and to explore the impact of e-prescribing on patient care, including patient-provider communication.  

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Evaluation of PHI Hunter in Natural Language Processing Research

Evaluation of PHI Hunter in Natural Language Processing Research

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We introduce and evaluate a new, easily accessible tool using a common statistical analysis and business analytics software suite, SAS, which can be programmed to remove specific protected health information (PHI) from a text document. Removal of PHI is important because the quantity of text documents used for research with natural language processing (NLP) is increasing.  

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An Analytic Hierarchy Process–based Method to Rank the Critical Success Factors of Implementing a Pharmacy Barcode System

An Analytic Hierarchy Process–based Method to Rank the Critical Success Factors of Implementing a Pharmacy Barcode System

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Pharmacy barcode scanning is used to reduce errors during the medication dispensing process. However, this technology has rarely been used in hospital pharmacies in Saudi Arabia. This article describes the barriers to successful implementation of a barcode scanning system in Saudi Arabia.  

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Implementing EHRs: An Exploratory Study to Examine Current Practices in Migrating Physician Practice

Implementing EHRs: An Exploratory Study to Examine Current Practices in Migrating Physician Practice

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Implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems in physician practices is challenging and complex. In the past, physicians had little incentive to move from paper-based records. With the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments are now available for physicians who implement EHRs for meaningful use.  

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