This blog is for anyone who works with medical records and wants to be part of an open-discussion environment. Everyone who works in healthcare is either responsible for the entries made or the use of that record in some way. What you do and how you do it results in the need for HIM (Health Information Management).
Whether you are the person entering the new patient information or the coder/biller preparing and submitting claims, you will be sure to learn something.
Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, nurses and technicians are also welcome to follow – and hopefully comment and share your views as well. One of the most important things to remember is how we are a team working through the challenges healthcare is facing today.
Healthcare administrators – your input is just as important! Even though you may not be involved in direct patient care, your need to understand the how’s and why’s things happen are critical to the reports and findings you are responsible for.
I’m looking forward to sharing information and my opinions as well as hearing from YOU! Our views may be misguided or don’t consider some unknown variable at times – my hope is that we are all open to talking about it and coming away with a better understanding.