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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....

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.

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.

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....

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,....

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....

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....

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.

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,....

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....

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....

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....

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.


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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....

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....

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....

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....

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