Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HIM Weekly Wednesday - A Great Website to Explore!

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great week! 

This is definitely not a sales pitch, but there is a website that I have grown to love because of the free webinars that they do on an ongoing basis.  I want to share it with you for that great resource, but also for the nice software demo videos that you can find on their website.  So, the company is called NextGen and they do several things but one of their main products is an Electronic Health Record (EHR) for physician offices.  I would like to direct you to their page for Ambulatory Health Records and you will see a variety of demos as you scroll down the page.  If you have never seen an EHR this will be a great first peek for you!

OK, back to the webinars! From the same link as above, if you hover your mouse over the Resources tab, you will see a long list (you can explore all of those options of course!) and you can click on Webinars.  Then click on Ambulatory and scroll down to see the webinars that are upcoming.  You can also click on Archived Webinars and watch past webinars at your leisure (today 19 are listed!).  While you are there, notice that you can also click on Product Demos and other resources.  See what I mean?  It is a great website!

Remember this website when you need a great idea or a great resource for a paper or other assignment in some of your HIM courses. 

FYI:  You WILL have to register your name and email address but the nice thing about this is that you will get occasional emails announcing new webinars.  As far as I can tell, the are all free!

I hope you enjoy this resource!

Cindy Glewwe Edgerton
HIM Program Director

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

HIM Weekly Wednesday - HIM Survey

Hello HIM Students!  This is a very important topic as I am beginning to plan and prepare for each of your professional practice experiences (or PPE) that is part of the HIM 498 Health Information Management Practicum course.  One of the requirements of HIM 498 is 40 hours of hands-on experience spent at a real healthcare facility.  As you can imagine, this takes a lot of planning and organization for all of us involved and it is never too early to start preparing.  I have prepared a survey that will help me get started.  Please take this as soon as possible.  I do need a response from every one of you so if I don’t get your survey you will get reminders until I do! 

Please take the survey now – it should only take you 5-10 minutes!

Here is the link:

I have sent this email to both your COSC email account and the personal email account we have on file to be sure you receive it!  The email also included an attachment of the Practicum Manual for your review. You will see this again about 3 months before you begin HIM 498 but I want to share it with you now so you will understand the process and can think about locations and possibilities.
Until next time,
Cindy Glewwe Edgerton, MEd, RHIA
Program Director, Health Information Management