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Certification Connection Summer 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2013

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

Critical Thinking Skills of Allied Health Science Students: A Structured Inquiry

Author: Sharp, Marcia; Reynolds, Rebecca; Brooks, Keisha N

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: July 2013


Abstract


This study examines the critical thinking skills of health informatics and allied health students. The Health Sciences Reasoning Test was utilized to investigate the critical thinking skills of 57 graduating seniors in the class of 2011 at a university in the southeastern....

Growth in the Clinical Documentation Specialist Profession

Author: Barnhouse, Torrey; Rudman, William J.

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: July 2013


Abstract


As healthcare reform and technology further define the role and work expectations of the health information management professional, the need for clinical documentation specialists (CDSs) is likely to expand. This article examines the current and potential growth of the C....

Reengineering the Professional Practice Experience: With Participation Declining, One HIM Program Decided to Revamp its PPE Offering

Author: Manger, Barbara J.; Kirk, Kathleen M

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2013



Educators are facing challenging times in placing students in professional practice experience sites (PPE). These challenges are brought on by changes in the health industry work settings and demands, as well as the change in student demographics and personal commitments. Faculty in the he....

Taking The Doctoral Challenge: Educators Push HIM Professionals to Add PhD to Credentials

Author: Brodnik, Melanie S.; Valerius, Joanne D; Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2013



The push toward graduate education in health information management (HIM) is becoming a reality as more universities and colleges develop or explore launching HIM and informatics graduate curricula. Fundamental to offering these programs is the need for doctorally prepared HIM-credentialed....

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