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Know how EHR could reshape your department and your job

APCs Insider, January 16, 2009

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It’s every HIM director’s dream—a relatively seamless EHR implementation that leads to greater efficiency, reduced transcription errors, and enhanced patient safety.

But what if an EHR also leads to a corporate HIM department that oversees coding, scanning, record storage, and release of information? And what if that department had significantly fewer FTEs, a centralized and almost entirely remote coding staff, and directors who oversee it all from an off-site location? Do such concepts elevate your dreams or feel more like a nightmare?

You may not believe such a dramatic change could occur, but it can. HIM departments may be the next logical candidate for these virtual transformations.

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