Summer 2016 Introduction

The Summer 2016 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on topics such as a new HIM learning portal and a review of approaches for mapping from SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM.

The article, “Hiring for Competency: Hiring to Not Fail vs. Hiring to Succeed,” examines employers’ definitions of competency, instances of successful and unsuccessful hiring, and importance placed on industry credentials/certifications versus educational degrees.

“Lessons Learned from an Electronic Health Record Downtime,” reviews a downtime of an EHR system and presents a description of the event, lessons learned, and potential process and policy improvements that can improve a facility’s response to unexpected downtime and facilitate smooth transitions.

“Perceptions of the Benefits of Telemedicine in Rural Communities,” examines hospital staff perceptions about the ways in which rural communities benefited from the implementation of telemedicine offered by a hub facility.

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