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October 2014


The Search for HIT Talent
There are plenty of available positions with not enough talent to go around. What’s the industry to do?

Transcription Gaps Pose Problems
Despite industry efforts to address quality assurance, HIM professionals remain concerned about the accuracy of transcribed care documents.

Educating or Infuriating?
Designed to better inform providers, MAC probe and educate audits have nonetheless left many hospitals frustrated.

Voice Command Technology Enters the OR
Today’s state-of-the-art operating room combines electronic recordkeeping with speech recognition concepts.


Editor’s Note

Chart Conundrums
The author of For The Record’s first cover story reflects on how documentation has changed yet stayed the same over the past 25 years.

EHR Insider
Editorial advisor Deborah Kohn chronicles the evolution of EHRs.

Industry Perspectives
Contributing editor Sandra Nunn recounts how her career path holds lessons for today’s HIM professionals.

News Briefs
Chilmark Research’s latest report finds rapidly growing interest in analytics for population health, but solutions remain immature.


By the Numbers
Get the lowdown on health care’s facts and figures.