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  • Spring 2016 Introduction

    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. 

  • Winter 2016 Introduction

    The Winter 2016 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on topics such as a qualitative multiple-case study designed to increase understanding of physician perceptions regarding the value of EHR technology; a study demonstrating how mobile technology can use the observations of nonmedical workers to stratify patients on the basis of their hospital readmission risk; and a pilot study applying an artificial neural networks-based simulation to a previously reported digital family history to mine the database for trends. 

  • Fall 2015 Introduction

    The Fall 2015 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on topics such as a pilot study identifying consumer perspectives on health information technologies and a study of an health information technology–based solution involving shared access to an EHR.  

  • Summer 2015 Introduction

    The Summer 2015 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on topics such as electronic medical record implementation, results from a VHA ICD-10 coding pilot study, and benefits of RFID technology.

  • Special International Issue Introduction

    This special international edition of Perspectives in Health Information Management features examples of health information management practice from around the world with expert authors sharing their knowledge and experience of the development and implementation of HIM workforce transformation strategies, better practices for accurate patient identification in the age of the “global patient” and the deployment of HIM expertise or “professional presence” in different dimensions of practice in three different geographic locations.  

  • Winter 2015 Introduction

    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.  

  • Fall 2014 Introduction

    The Fall 2014 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features a research study examining the benefits and barriers to computerized provider order entry adoption in hospitals; a case study on successful meaningful use attestation process; and an examination to determine how relevant and actionable data can be better formatted in the after visit study.  

  • Digital Family Histories for Data Mining

    As we move closer to ubiquitous electronic health records (EHRs), genetic, familial, and clinical information will need to be incorporated into EHRs as structured data that can be used for data mining and clinical decision support. While the Human Genome Project has produced new and exciting genomic data, the cost to sequence the human personal genome is high, and significant controversies regarding how to interpret genomic data exist.