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Towards Data Interoperability: Practical Issues in Terminology Implementation and Mapping

Author: Lau, Lee Min

Source: AHIMA Convention | AHIMA Clinical Vocabulary Mapping Meeting

Publication Date: October 15, 2005

Conclusion

The lack of data interoperability is a key obstacle in the implementation and use of EHR to achieve its full benefits. Standard vocabularies provide the means for organizations to exchange, compare and aggregate data externally. The problems surrounding the use of standard voc....

Gearing Up for Success with the Adult Learner

Author: Buck, Carol J.

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

Overview

This session provides tips and tools to develop a successful classroom strategy centered on the adult learner. There is information on classroom organizational skills as well as information on student learning and performance. The goal is to assist in the development of a success....

Enhancement of Achievement and Attitudes toward Learning of Allied Health Students Presented with Traditional versus Learning-style Instruction on Medical/Legal Issues of Healthcare

Author: Lefkowitz, Rose Frances

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: February 2006


Introduction

Precisely because individualized instruction is perceived as the key to unlocking the academic potential of each student, researchers have acknowledged that appropriate instructional planning, coupled with attention to each student’s learning-style characteristic....

Formative Evaluation Using Checklists to Improve Research Proposals

Author: Emery, Lynnda J.; Harvey, Carolyn; Andersen, Catherine M.

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: February 2006


Abstract


Developing research proposals that protect human participants and understanding the institutional review board (IRB) approval process require high-level application of many skills. The purpose of this article is to describe how faculty can use formative evaluation tech....

HIM Education: Assignment for Change

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: March 2006


The EHR is making HIM academic programs do their homework. AHIMA staff and member volunteers are helping to fill in the blanks, but all members can pitch in. Here are some of the main assignments academic programs are working on and insights from some of our best teachers.


Assig....

Dial T for Training: Work Force and the EHR

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2006


What’s that sound? It could be your cell phone ringing…but it’s really a reminder to update your technology skills. Here’s the connection: Your cell phone may have the latest bells and whistles, but do you know how to use them? Likewise, are you a proficient user of the....

Skills for an e-HIM Environment

Author: Fenton, Susan H.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2006


Preparing for e-HIM® will likely require education and training, as HIM professionals may encounter concepts and applications they may not have studied in their HIM programs. The following chart lists some skills and technologies used in e-HIM and lists outlets where training may be found.

Coders Wanted, Experience Required

Author: Scichilone, Rita A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2006


A recent AHIMA survey confirms a critical need for qualified clinical coding professionals. It also reveals the high value employers place on experience and credentials.

Opportunities abound for skilled coders throughout the US-particularly in the Southwest-but candidates need demon....

Professional Development Plans in Action

Author: Rollins, Gina

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2006


Today, Susan Parker, MEd, RHIA, owns Seagate Consulting, an HIM recruiting firm in Wrightsville Beach, NC, but years ago she was a newly minted HIM graduate with a job that involved quality assurance. Parker liked the position but found more satisfaction in the night class she was teaching. It....

Passion for Learning

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2006


Lifelong learning is a key responsibility of professionals in all fields. Professional development is the focus this month because it’s important for each of us to periodically reflect on how well we are doing. In this issue, experts discuss the importance of professional development planning,....

Choosing the Right Coding Credential

Author: Buck, Stacie L

Source: AHIMA community resource

Publication Date: January 02, 2007


As the demand for qualified coders has increased, so has the number of coding programs and coding certifications available to coding professionals seeking to demonstrate their coding proficiency. The business of offering credentials is indeed a lucrative one with many organizations competing....

New Blueprint for HIM Education

Author: Wilhelm, Carol Ann; Dixon-Lee, Claire

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2007


The shift to electronic practice has enlivened the profession and opened doors to new work settings. There remains a critical need for HIM professionals to guide and manage EHR implementations in acute care settings, but the marketplace for HIM graduates is expanding to additional markets such....

Spotlight on Education and Training

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2007


It’s September, and students are back in school. Therefore the first Journal issue of the fall focuses on education. When we discuss education at AHIMA, we always think in two dimensions: the academic preparation of HIM experts and continuing education for those already in the field. The....

Tips for Trainers

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2007


The time had come in the physicians’ meeting to discuss HIM issues, and Wilson was in charge of bringing the room up to speed.

Wilson, then the coding quality manager at Charleston, SC-based Roper St. Francis Healthcare, was new to public speaking and training. For a moment,....

Academic Advisor Summer 2008

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Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2008

This issue focuses on recruitment strategies, streamlining student advising, involving students with their state associations, and preparing students for a national conference.

ACE Member Loves HIM--Fungal Diseases and All

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2008

Dwan Thomas-Flowers is a woman of several interests and talents, most focused around the HIM profession. She says it was a natural progression for her to join the Action Community for e-HIM Excellence (ACE). The program, which collects the top HIM professionals and makes them available for a variety of volunteer activities, gives her the opportunity to tackle diverse HIM interests and issues.

2008 AHIMA Convention Wrap-Up

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2008


AHIMA held its 80th Convention and Exhibit October 11–16, 2008, in Seattle, WA. It was a time for members to share ideas, challenges, and solutions and hear about some of healthcare’s hottest topics from industry experts. A full exhibit hall offered a collection of the latest in HIM....

Keeping HIPAA Education Fresh

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2009

Get hip with HIPAA.

That’s just one tagline attached to Sharp Healthcare’s HIPAA education modules. Photos from the age of hip—the late 1960s and early 1970s—permeate the online HIPAA training modules. Musicians Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan and era-TV icons like the....

ACE Dedicated to Crafting HIM Education, Students

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2009

ACE is a collection of HIM professionals at the top of their game, who volunteer into the program to serve as mentors, author articles, conduct industry interviews, and generally support the HIM profession. As an ACE member, Virginia Bell is able to brush up on some of her HIM skills, as well as offer her expertise to others.

Help Wanted: Schools Struggle Placing Students in PPEs

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2009




Well-trained students make well-trained new hires, which is why professional practice experiences are an important part of HIM education. However, PPE coordinators say it is getting harder to place students in today’s hectic workplace. Yet the benefits, they say, are there for e....

Gain an Edge with Early Testing for RHIA, RHIT Exams

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: October 2009

Early testing allows the candidate the optimal window of opportunity for exam participation—to attempt the exam when the candidate is best prepared. The earlier a student tests after graduation, the better they are likely to perform on their respective exam.

HIM Enters an Era of “Powerful Possibilities”

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2009


Discussing his enthusiasm for the HIM field, he said, “I am fortunate to be coming into the field at this time... I missed all the boring stuff and am getting in it when things are really happening.” I laughed and assured him that those of us who have been around for a while have n....

ARRA and the HIM Workforce

Author: Rollins, Genna

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2009




The success of health IT will hinge on how well it is planned and managed. Provisions in the stimulus bill that promote professional support and fund training offer exceptional opportunities to HIM programs, individuals, and the profession.



For years AHIMA and col....

Career Development Countdown: Ready, Set, Advance

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 2009

Is 2010 the year for you to advance your career by expanding your knowledge base? If you have been in the workforce for five or more years, it’s important to be aware that recent graduates are covering new competency domains such as electronic health records, data analytics, and revenue cycle management.

Using an Audience Response System (ARS) in a Face-to-Face and Distance Education CPT/HCPCS Coding Course

Author: Harris, Susie T.; Zeng, Xiaoming

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2010

Abstract

We report the use of an audience response system (ARS) in an undergraduate health information management course. The ARS converts a standard PowerPoint presentation into an interactive learning system that engages students in active participation, and it allows instructors to disp....

ICD-10: the New Teacher's Pet

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2011


The healthcare industry’s transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS will ramp up in August as educators begin teaching ICD-10 as the primary classification system.
An AHIMA-developed timeline for transitioning academic institutions to ICD-10 recommends the new code set be taught as the current classific....

Certified I10-Ready

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2011




To build up competencies in the new code set, AHIMA-credentialed professionals must add ICD-10-CM/PCS continuing education to their credential maintenance through 2013.

The impending coding classification system change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is the talk of health information....

Sequencing of AHIMA Credentials and Academic Degrees

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: January 02, 2012


After decision of the committee to award the designation of Fellow of the American Health Information management Association (FAHIMA) to an applicant, the applicant will be authorized to use the credential "FAHIMA" after her or his name.

AHIMA suggests using the following guidelines....

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