The Fall 2019 issue of AHIMA’s research journal, Perspectives in Health Information Management, is now available. This issue’s articles explore a range of topics, from electronic health records (EHRs) to patient satisfaction rates and HIM process workflows.
While some doctors continue to be apprehensive about their role in providing accurate and concise electronic health records—records that are beneficial to both patient and provider—a pair of recent studies suggests a hopeful future. “Moving from Quality Measurement to Quality Improvement: Applying Meaningful Use Lessons to the Quality Payment Program” is a summary of the first study, which is an extensive collection of information from physicians and staffers at numerous medical practices. The collected information was then used to suggest ways to collect and use EHR data to measure and improve patient care and reduce staff dissatisfaction, all geared toward improving each practice’s standing with the federal Quality Payment Program.