Monthly Archives: October 2011

Looking back: A transcription teacher recalls the move to online classes

As the health information industry evolves, we’re all looking ahead to the changes that are coming; Natural Language Processing, EHRs and speech rec are already here, but they haven’t yet changed the way we all do business on a daily … Continue reading

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Is speech rec all it’s cracked up to be?

I wrote an op-ed piece regarding the truth about speech recognition technology (SRT) that appeared in the Oct. 10 issue of “For The Record” magazine. In case you missed it, I’m reposting it here as this week’s blog issue. Is … Continue reading

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AHIMA features networking, ICD-11 news and Miracles

I just left the Salt Palace Convention Center after four days at the 83rdannual AHIMA Convention. The conference was steeped with education, networking and social opportunities. Salt Lake City provided fantastic weather and first class hospitality. Sessions shed great insight … Continue reading

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Will Congress kill our EHR incentives?

Like most of the world, I spent the latter part of the summer watching the debt ceiling impasse with growing amazement (not the good kind) and dread (definitely not the good kind). I was, of course, concerned for my personal … Continue reading

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Pssst … What’s the password?

As an IT professional, I always remind people to make sure their antivirus software is up-to-date and that they scan their computer regularly for malware. While these items are important, the biggest threat to data security is social engineering. Social … Continue reading

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