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  • 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.  

  • Tele-ICU: Efficacy and Cost-Effectiveness of Remotely Managing Critical Care

    Tele-ICU is the use of an off-site command center in which a critical care team (intensivists and critical care nurses) is connected with patients in distant ICUs to exchange health information through real-time audio, visual, and electronic means. The aim of this study is to review the available literature related to the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of tele-ICU applications and to study the possible barriers to broader adoption.

  • Manuscript Categories

    Current Concepts in Health Information Management—describes important issues in health information management, public health, and HIT research in a scholarly, well-referenced and systematic manner. These articles are not original research but focus on topics of interest in HIM. Examples of these manuscripts would be literature reviews or meta-analyses. Recommended length should not exceed 2,000 words […]

  • Staff Contacts

    Interim United States Editor Melanie S. Brodnik, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA Associate Professor Emeritus The Ohio State University Columbus, OH Journal Manager Jewelle Hicks perspectives@ahima.org

  • Privacy Statement

      Privacy Statement for AHIMA Web Sites The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. AHIMA is committed to honoring the privacy of our members and general users who access this site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for […]

  • Guidelines for Reviewers

    Role of Review Panel Members Peer reviewers for Perspectives in Health Information Management (PHIM) have an important role in reviewing manuscripts and helping inform the editors about the suitability of manuscripts for publication in Perspectives in Health Information Management. Manuscripts will only be published in PHIM if reviewers judge them to be of a sufficiently high […]

  • Resources

    Authors interested in submitting manuscripts to Perspectives in Health Information Management can refer to this page for resources to assist in the development of their materials. Donovan, S. K. The Importance of Resubmitting Rejected Papers Journal of Scholarly Publishing – Volume 38, Number 3, April 2007, pp. 151-155 (Reprinted with author permission) Welch, H Gilbert […]

  • Sample Outline

    Length Manuscripts should be no longer than 3,000 words. Exceptions may be made for manuscripts of unusual quality. Abstract 150 words or less and up to ten key words. Introduction A clear and concise summary of the purpose and problem. Background Literature review and theoretical framework. Background should result in demonstrated need for the study […]

  • Manuscript Review Process

    The manuscript review process for Perspectives in Health Information Management is a double-blind review method; the identity of the author(s) is concealed from the reviewers and the editors. New manuscripts receive an initial review by the editors to determine if they are suitable for the journal before they are reviewed by the Editorial Review Panel. […]

  • Author’s Style Guide

    Manuscript Submission All manuscripts should be submitted via e-mail as Microsoft Word attachments to perspectives@ahima.org. Only one manuscript should be included per e-mail. Authors who wish to submit more than one manuscript at a time should send additional emails with attachments. The full title of the manuscript should be included in the subject line of […]

  • Review Panel

    Editorial Review Board Beth Acker, RHIA Department of Veterans Affairs Cantonment, FL Nicole Van Andel, MS, RHIA, CHPS Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN Amanda C. Barefield, EdD, RHIA, LNHA Georgia Regents University Augusta, GA Donna Barnard, MBA, RHIA University of Rochester Rochester, NY Paul D. Bell, PhD, RHIA, CTR East Carolina University Greenville, NC […]