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Spring 2016 Introduction

Spring 2016 Introduction

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The Spring 2016 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on topics such as a descriptive, mixed-methodology study examining HIM leadership through the lens of the Bowen theory; a survey examining the opinions of educators and employers related to graduate preparedness; and a study examining the underlying causes of duplicate records using a multisite data set of patient records with confirmed duplicates and analyzed multiple reasons for data discrepancies between those record matches. 

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Developing Methods of Repurposing Electronic Health Record Data for Identification of Older Adults at Risk of Unintentional Falls

Developing Methods of Repurposing Electronic Health Record Data for Identification of Older Adults at Risk of Unintentional Falls

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Nationally, nearly 40 percent of community-dwelling adults age 65 and older fall at least once a year, making unintentional falls the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among this age group. Addressing this public health problem in primary care offers promise.  

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Characteristics of Hospitals Associated with Complete and Partial Implementation of Electronic Health Records

Characteristics of Hospitals Associated with Complete and Partial Implementation of Electronic Health Records

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This was a retrospective cross-sectional study using the 2012 American Hospital Association Annual Survey Database. The outcome variable was the implementation of EHRs completely or partially. Independent variables were hospital characteristics, such as staffing, organization structure, accreditations, ownership, and services and facilities provided at the hospitals.  

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Health Information Management Leaders and the Practice of Leadership through the Lens of Bowen Theory

Health Information Management Leaders and the Practice of Leadership through the Lens of Bowen Theory

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Even though leadership is one of the most examined topics in the organizational literature, its application in the field of health information management (HIM) has not been studied extensively. This descriptive, mixed-methodology study examined HIM leadership through the lens of Bowen theory.  

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Why Patient Matching Is a Challenge: Research on Master Patient Index (MPI) Data Discrepancies in Key Identifying Fields

Why Patient Matching Is a Challenge: Research on Master Patient Index (MPI) Data Discrepancies in Key Identifying Fields

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Patient identification matching problems are a major contributor to data integrity issues within electronic health records. These issues impede the improvement of healthcare quality through health information exchange and care coordination, and contribute to deaths resulting from medical errors.  

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Usability of Web-based Personal Health Records: An Analysis of Consumers’ Perspectives

Usability of Web-based Personal Health Records: An Analysis of Consumers’ Perspectives

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Personal health records (PHRs) have many benefits, including the ability to increase involvement of patients in their care, which provides better healthcare outcomes. Although issues related to usability of PHRs are a significant barrier to adoption, there is a paucity of research in this area. Thus, the researchers explored consumers’ perspective on the usability of two commercially available web-based PHRs.  

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The Crossroads between Workforce and Education

The Crossroads between Workforce and Education

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Concern is growing among industry leaders that students may not be obtaining the necessary skills for entry into the labor market. To gain an understanding of the perceived disconnect in the skill set of graduates entering the health information workforce, a survey was developed to examine the opinions of educators and employers related to graduate preparedness.  

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Personal Health Records: Beneficial or Burdensome for Patients and Healthcare Providers?

Personal Health Records: Beneficial or Burdensome for Patients and Healthcare Providers?

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Personal health records (PHRs) have been mandated to be made available to patients to provide increased access to medical care information, encourage participation in healthcare decision making, and enable correction of errors within medical records. The purpose of this study was to analyze the usefulness of PHRs from the perspectives of patients and providers.  

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