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July 2015

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This Will Go On Your Permanent Record — Or Will It?
The value of documenting physician queries in patient charts is up for debate.

How Togetherness Can Divide
If not properly managed, hospital mergers can wreak havoc on organizational workflows.

The Human Touch
A recent study shows that dictated reports need quality assurance steps to maintain data integrity.

Short-Stay DRGs: Fix or Fiasco?
Industry experts question whether tying short inpatient stays to diagnosis-related group payments is a good idea.

departments

Editor's Note

Ask the Expert

Industry Perspectives
HIM professionals looking for a different career path may want to consider becoming a patient advocate.

CIO Insider
An industry veteran offers advice on how women can boost their chances of landing leadership positions.

Evolving Education
New Mexico community colleges are taking the lead in replenishing the state's supply of qualified health care professionals.

EHR Showcase

News Briefs
The introduction of ICD-10 will affect many hospital areas, but the emergency department figures to be among the hardest hit.

Datebook

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