2021 Summer

  • 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 Value of a Regional ‘Living’ COVID-19 Registry and the Challenges of Keeping It Alive

    By John Hanna, MD*; Tara Chen, MD*; Carlos Portales-Castillo, MD*; Mina Said, MD; Rene Bulnes, MD; Donna Newhart, MS; Lucas Sienk, MSBA; Katherine Schantz, MPA; Kathleen Rozzi, CCS-P; Karan Alag, MD; Jonathan Bress, MD; and Emil Lesho DO *Equal contributors Abstract Background: The availability of accurate, reliable, and timely clinical data is crucial for clinicians, […]