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Data Repositories

Data Repositories COVER STORY Data Repositories Beginning to Bloom in Health Care By Anne Miller ADVANCE Assistant Editor Data repositories. Data warehouses. In today’s computer-oriented environment, every health information management (HIM) professional is certain to come across these nebulous terms. What do these designations…

What Is HL7, Anyway?

What Is HL7, Anyway? What Is HL7, Anyway? (Editor’s note: A version of this article was originally presented in Perspectives on the Medical Transcription Profession, Summer 1996, published by Health Professions Institute in Modesto, CA.) By Catherine S. Baxter, CMT Special to ADVANCE The…

Creating a ‘Virtual’ HIM Department

Creating a ‘Virtual’ HIM Department COVER STORY Creating a ‘Virtual’ HIM Department Electronic Patient Records Are Becoming a Requirement for Integrated Delivery Systems By Kelly McLendon, RRA Special to ADVANCE Imagine being able to simultaneously perform deficiency analysis and coding for several facilities across…

The ABC’s of Surviving Change

The ABC’s of Surviving Change The ABC’s of Surviving Change By Richard G. Ensman Jr. Special to ADVANCE One contemporary sage said it best—”The only thing constant about life today is change.” Change today is rapid and, so often, bewildering. But with the right…

hematology and the analysis of body fluids

hematology and the analysis of body fluids COVER STORY hematology and the analysis of body fluids By Jeri Walters, SH(ASCP) A basic understanding of where body fluids come from, why they are there and what’s normal is essential for every laboratorian who shoulders the…

Easy Tasks Satisfy Residents with Dementias

Easy Tasks Satisfy Residents with Dementias By Loretta Marmer While OTs know the therapeutic value of occupying time, a team of researchers at Cross Creek Recreational Products Inc., New York, set out to see if sensory stimulation activities would be valuable in helping nursing…

State Societies Plan Annual Meetings

State Societies Plan Annual Meetings State Societies Plan Annual Meetings ALABAMA May 15-18 Crown Sterling Suites Hotel Birmingham, AL Contact: Steve Lee (205) 783-3282 ALASKA May 3-4 Wedgewood Manor Resort Fairbanks, AK Contact: Barbara Mustain (907) 562-2211 or Peggy Merilice or Jane Noland (907)…

Super Bright X-Rays

Vol. 6 •Issue 1 • Page 52Super Bright X-Rays Serves Scientific Investigations By Margery Tamas The home to the most intense X-ray beams available on the planet is in Illinois. The Advanced Photon Source (APS) is a synchrotron X-ray facility being tested at Argonne…

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