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Health Information Management Research Guide

Web Resources for HIM Studies

 

Word art graphic: HIM-related words arranged in the shape of a graduation cap.

 

Presented here are assorted HIM-related web resources you can explore according to interest.  Note that these resources are categorized using the Baccalaureate Level HIM Curriculum Domains developed by the AHIMA Foundation's Council for Excellence in Education.

 

Domain I.  Data Content, Structure & Standards (Information Governance)

Classification Systems

Health Record Content and Documentation

Data Governance / Data Management

Domain II.  Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy & Security

Health Law

Data Privacy, Confidentiality & Security

Release of Information

Domain III.  Informatics, Analytics and Data Use

Health Information Technologies

Analytics and Decision Support

Health Care Statistics

Domain IV.  Revenue Management

Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement

Domain V.  Compliance

Regulatory

Fraud Surveillance

Domain VI. Leadership

Leadership Roles

Human Resources Management

Ethics

 

Health Information Websites

 

Gold key illustrating the concept of "key" websites.

 

Listed below are selected health information websites that can be helpful to browse when you are looking for general and consumer-oriented medical information.  Most of these sites are comprehensive "gateway" portals that provide access to a broad range of resources.

 

Health Information Portals:

 

Drug Information:

 

Patient Safety:

 

Tests/Lab Work:

 

Trials

Evaluating Health Information on the Web

 

Computer keyboard with three adjacent keys spelling out WWW -- for World Wide Web.

 

Evaluating Health Information: Using Trusted Resources (National Cancer Institute)

KEY Evaluation Questions to Ask

  1. WHO is the author and/or sponsoring organization?  Are they reputable?
  2. WHAT qualifications or expertise does the author have?
  3. WHY was the website created?  What is its purpose and who is the intended audience?
  4. WHEN was the information last updated? Is it current?
  5. WHERE can you verify the information presented? Are references provided?
  6. HOW reliable is the information?  Is it trustworthy?

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