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July 2014


Solid or Shaky?
The transcription industry seems on the verge of extinction—then again, maybe not.

Groundwork Key to Speech Recognition Success
Experts say if you take the extra time to be better prepared and well educated, the technology’s effectiveness is bound to be noticeable.

How Records Management Can Serve Two Masters
The proliferation of EHRs has complicated the creation and maintenance of health records that must satisfy patient care needs while taking into account legal concerns.

Permanent Discharge
By applying HIT tools and correct care management techniques, hospitals can lower costly preventable readmissions.


Editor’s Note

mHealth Update
An Arizona health care organization is using the ubiquitous, powerful smartphone to improve care inside and outside of its facilities.

Evolving Education
HIM graduate school programs are being established to give students a better chance of thriving in today’s health care environment.

Chart Conundrums
Malnutrition documentation can tie a coder’s stomach in knots, but it’s nothing that a heaping helping of advice can’t remedy.

News Briefs
An Accenture survey indicates that patients are willing to table privacy concerns in order to view their medical records online.

Coding and Outsourcing Showcase


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