Fall 2016 Introduction

The Fall 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 case study, “Facility Closure: How to Get In, Get Out, and Get What Is Important,” examines HIM’s role in the closing of a healthcare facility as well as the impact on revenue cycle operations. Using the closure of an acute care hospital in 2015, the authors emphasize that HIM professionals are uniquely positioned to assist an organization in closure efforts because of their knowledge of revenue cycle operations, ability to work with the software products used to generate and store patient information, and solid understanding of the process of care and treatment of the patient.

This issue also includes a study on information technology in nursing homes, an exploration of the use of RFID technology to improve safety in the supply chain, and an analysis of the impact on a bio-terror attack on hospital inpatient discharges.

Perspectives in Health Information Management is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, referred to by professors, professionals, public officials, industry leaders, and policy-makers. Since 2004, Perspectives has been one of the most credible and respected journals of the HIM industry, and is referenced in notable indices such as PubMed Central (PMC), the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL), and Google Scholar. Join Perspectives in celebrating more than 10 years of scholarly publishing that advances health information management practice. Read the full issue here. Learn more about submission guidelines here.

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