Resolution: Embracing Lifelong Learning: the Guiding Principles for Professional Development

Whereas, the healthcare and technology environment will continually change the HIM professionals’ role;

Whereas, data shows that individuals who continually advance their educational standing are rewarded with the highest compensation;

Whereas, the most sought-after professionals are flexible and can demonstrate their knowledge and skills;

Whereas, HIM professionals’ skills and competencies are a valuable and integral part of the healthcare arena; and

Whereas, ultimate success depends on the willingness of individual members to take responsibility for preparing for new roles by acquiring new knowledge and skills; therefore, be it

Resolved, that AHIMA make available the new knowledge and skills that will enhance members’ value in the marketplace;

Resolved, that AHIMA members commit to mentoring and helping others to advance HIM practice; and

Resolved, that AHIMA members make the commitment to lifelong learning and professional development so that HIM professionals continue to be vital players in ensuring quality healthcare through quality information.Whereas, ultimate success depends on the willingness of individual members to take responsibility for preparing for new roles by acquiring new knowledge and skills; therefore, be it

Resolved, that AHIMA make available the new knowledge and skills that will enhance members’ value in the marketplace;

Resolved, that AHIMA members commit to mentoring and helping others to advance HIM practice; and

Resolved, that AHIMA members make the commitment to lifelong learning and professional development so that HIM professionals continue to be vital players in ensuring quality healthcare through quality information.


Article citation:
"Text of the Lifelong Learning Resolution (2004 Convention Wrap-Up)" Journal of AHIMA 76, no.1 (January 2005): 64.