• Summer 2021 Introduction

    Vol. 18, Issue 3 The Summer 2021 issue of AHIMA’s peer-reviewed research journal, Perspectives in Health Information Management, is now available. This issue’s topics explore a range of issues, from the RHIA exam to sepsis screening and veterans’ issues. Papers include: Tabisula B. Association Rules in Heart Failure Readmission Rates and Patient Experience Scores. Read […]


Summer 2021 Issue

  • A National Survey Assessing Health Information Exchange: Readiness for Changes to Veterans Affairs Access Standards

    By Thomas R. Martin, PhD; Hamlet Gasoyan, PhD, MPH; Gabriella Pirrotta, BS; Rakesh Mathew, MS, MBA, CPHIMS Abstract We conducted a national survey of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), targeting both not-for profit geographic and enterprise or federated exchanges. The aim of this study is to identify current best practices when exchanging information between Veterans Affairs […]

  • Association Rules in Heart Failure Readmission Rates and Patient Experience Scores

    By Braden Tabisula, MBA, RHIA, CHDA Abstract Objective: Thirty-day readmission rates are closely monitored in today’s healthcare ecosystem to prevent higher-than-average rates in inpatient settings. Excess readmission rates result in decreased reimbursement for healthcare facilities. Additionally, feedback from patients about their hospital experience may indicate areas of improvement for healthcare facilities. This feedback is a […]

  • Health Informatics Tool Toward Sepsis Screening

    By Raweewan Liengsawangwong, MD, MHIM, RHIA; Sajeesh Kumar, PhD; Ruben A. Ortiz, MS; and Jason Hill, MD, MS Background Sepsis is a syndrome without, at present, a validated criterion standard diagnosis test.1 Sepsis can rapidly progress to septic shock, multiple organ dysfunction syndromes (MODS), and death.2 Mortality of intensive care unit (ICU) patients with severe […]

  • Automatic ICD-10 Coding Using Prescribed Drugs Data

    By Alexander Dokumentov, PhD; Yassien Shaalan, PhD; Piyapong Khumrin, PhD, MD; Krit Khwanngern, PhD; Anawat Wisetborisut, PhD; Thanakom Hatsadeang, BSc; Nattapat Karaket, BSc; Witthawin Achariyaviriya, BSc; Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul, BSc; Nipon Theera-Umpon, PhD; and Terence Siganakis, MSc Abstract This article discusses the emerging trends and challenges related to automatic clinical coding. We introduce an automatic coding […]

  • Predictors of Success on the RHIA Exam

    By Jennifer L. Peterson, PhD, RHIA, CTR, and James F. Turley, MS Abstract The ultimate goal for most health information management (HIM) program graduates is successful passage of the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam. As educators, it is our goal to successfully prepare our students for this endeavor. Past studies in this area have […]

  • The Evolution of Information Technology Governance at the NIH Clinical Center

    By Jon W. McKeeby, DSc, MBA, CPHI; Patricia S. Coffey, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS, CPHI; Susan M. Houston, MBA, RN-BC, PMP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS; Ryan D. Kennedy, Leighton Chan, MD, MPH; Rachael Schacherer, MPP; Stacie Alboum; Steve Bergstrom; and Maria D. Joyce Abstract An information technology governance (ITG) program has helped the National Institutes of Health (NIH) […]

  • Summer 2021 Introduction

    Vol. 18, Issue 3 The Summer 2021 issue of AHIMA’s peer-reviewed research journal, Perspectives in Health Information Management, is now available. This issue’s topics explore a range of issues, from the RHIA exam to sepsis screening and veterans’ issues. Papers include: Tabisula B. Association Rules in Heart Failure Readmission Rates and Patient Experience Scores. Read […]

  • Mapping ICD-11 (The 11th International Classification of Disease) to ICD-10-KM-7th (the Korean Modification 7th of the ICD-10) for Flexible Transition to ICD-11

    By Hyunkyung Lee, MPH Abstract In the World Health Congress in May 2019, ICD-11 was approved, This study aims to analyze the classification system of the 11th revision of the International Classification of Disease mapping with the ICD-10-KM-7th (ICD-10 Korean Modification 7th) to identify the  characteristics of ICD-11 so that it can be flexibly linked […]