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New Role for HIM Professionals

28 October, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Post filed from Atlanta, Georgia.  John Self joined Stephanie Drake, senior executive director of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) as keynote speakers to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) House of Delegates opening session on Sunday.  His post reflects his thoughts from this conference. […] Read more»

President Obama’s Jell-O

23 September, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS (July 19, 2009) -- Reforming healthcare is one of the most complex, daunting and important tasks of this decade. What began with great hope and good intentions to avoid the reform mistakes of the past is now going badly. Sadly, what we are watching in Washington is a bunch of very smart people trying to hold a hand full of Jell-O that has not quite set up. It is not a pretty sight and they are making a very b Read more»

The Good Old Days for Outplacement…

1 July, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Like everything else in healthcare, the outplacement industry is changing.  The services they offer are being scaled back based on what health systems and hospitals are willing to spend.  The timing couldn’t be worse.  With the arrival of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and additional reductions in reimbursement owing to deficit reduction, the […] Read more»