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November 2017


HIM Consolidation on the Upswing
Many experts believe the benefits of centralizing HIM departments outweigh the drawbacks.

Information Governance's Role in Value-Based Care
An IG plan can play a key role in any organization's efforts to conform to a new payment system.

The Proof Is in the Proofing
Talented transcription teams remain a key ingredient in any successful speech recognition operation.

The Price of EHR Downtime
A system on the fritz carries serious consequences besides the obvious strain on patient safety.


Editor's Note

Ask the Experts
Some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry tackle reader questions regarding documentation and coding.

Chart Conundrums
Clinical documentation improvement specialists must walk a fine line between questioning provider judgment and clinical validation.

HIM Challenges
New quality measures surrounding informed consent are set to make their mark on health care operations.

News Briefs

Audit Alley
EHRs have taken their fair share of criticism, but there's no denying they can be valuable tools in the fight to prevent lack of authorization denials.


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