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CCA Credential Should Top To-do List for New Coders

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2002


Write your resume, peruse classified ads, do research on the Web, and get a job. These are common items on the "to-do" lists of anyone considering a new career in the coding field. This fall, professionals new to the coding field should add another item to their lists--getting AHIMA'....

Online Education: Tackle the Unknown

Author: Embrey, Brenda

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001




Introduction

Online education is the perfect continuing education medium for health information professionals. Becoming widely accepted by many, this type of information dissemination "fits like a glove" for members of a profession for whom computer presentation of informat....

CCS/CCS-P Credential Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2001

1. What are the requirements for maintenance of the CCS/CCS-P credential?

Each certified specialist must complete an annual self-assessment and pay the annual maintenance of certification fee to retain the credential.

2. When does my self-assessment begin and how will I know....

It's No Secret: Privacy Training is Here

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2001




Thanks to HIPAA, HIM professionals have an exciting career opportunity before them. The final privacy rule requires that covered providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses designate a privacy officer to oversee the development and implementation of privacy policies and pro....

RHIT Competencies

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2001

These RHIT domains are made available for historical purposes only.

Critical Expeditions

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2001


With the action items of Vision 2006 largely met and the image marketing campaign well underway, the Association is poised to undertake its next strategic venture—expeditions.

Through a series of critical expeditions, AHIMA will explore new ground for the HIM profession—from....

Distance Learning: Getting Closer all the Time

Author: Lane, Laura

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2001




In recent years, distance learning has become an increasingly viable option, and HIM students have benefitted. How does this new way of learning work, and is it working for students? Some instructors and students tell their success stories.
Five years ago, the concept of dista....

Internet-based Training for Ambulatory Care Settings

Author: Dixon-Lee, Claire

Source: Brief Encounter

Publication Date: April 02, 2001


The US healthcare industry faces an enormous challenge to improve its ability to rapidly assimilate masses of constantly changing regulations, guidelines, policies, and procedures for all aspects of service delivery. This is even more perplexing in the ambulatory care setting where the deliver....

Suggested Readings

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA bibliography

Publication Date: January 11, 2001


The following list of commonly used textbooks in health information management educational programs is provided as a courtesy for exam candidates. It is not meant to be a comprehensive listing of available HIM textbooks nor it is a comprehensive listing of references used for the RHIA or RHIT e....

Using a Decision Support Database for Health Information Administration Program Analysis: Part I: Admission Prediction Models

Author: Burns, Mary R.; Zafra, Pablo

Source: Educational Perspectives (AOE)

Publication Date: January 02, 2001


Abstract: Creating a decision support database can aid health information administration programs with many departmental functions, such as screening applicants for admission, student evaluation and feedback, and evaluating curriculum material and teaching methods. In this article, we describ....

Creating a Diverse HIM Work Force

Author: Moczygemba, Jackie; Welborn, Ruth B.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2001




Increasing information technology, external billing audits, and federal legislation continue to heighten the demand for HIM professionals. At the same time, there's a critical need for improved cultural diversity in the allied health professions. To tackle both these issues, the HIM p....

HIA Faculty Perspective of an Interdisciplinary Review Process for Improving Teaching Effectiveness

Author: White, Andrea Weatherby; Wager, Karen A.; Lee, Frances Wickham

Source: Educational Perspectives (AOE)

Publication Date: January 02, 2001


Dept. of Health Administration and Policy,
Medical University of South Carolina

Abstract: This paper presents a description of an innovative process used to improve the quality of teaching effectiveness in a college of allied health at a university with an academic health cen....

Journal Q&A (5/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: May 02, 2000

Q: Does the Joint Commission require an RHIT or RHIA to be employed in a hospital's HIM department?
A: The Joint Commission does not specifically require that a RHIT or an RHIA be employed in the HIM department. However, in the Accreditation Manual for Hospitals, standard IM.4 require....

Intranets: A Way to Connect

Author: Thieleman, William; Postal, Susan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2000


The uses of the Internet are well known, but companywide intranets are popular as well. In this article, two HIM professionals share how their organizations are putting the power of intranets to work for training, communicating, and more. An Intranet in the Healthcare Environm....

Web-based Education Cuts Training Time, Saves Money

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2000


Where does continuing education fit between a full-time job and the rest of your life? Increasingly, the answer is online. In many fields, Web-based education is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to traditional, instructor-led education. The Cleveland Clinic offers c....

Education Accreditation Gets Streamlined

Author: Wallace, Susan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2000


Healthcare organization accreditation is a fact of life. But did you know that HIM educational programs get accredited, too? Here's how the educational accreditation process is streamlining with the times.
HIM professionals are well aware of the process of accr....

Name Game: Updating Our Credential Titles

Author: Dixon-Lee, Claire

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 1999


In October, the 1999 AHIMA House of Delegates will consider a proposal to officially change the name of two AHIMA credentials. The proposal is the result of several years of analysis, member input, and review of more than 1000 potential certification titles, as well as the work of cons....

Cultivate a Desire to Learn

Author: Dixon-Lee, Claire

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999


As I travel the country meeting many of you, I am very curious about the diversity of jobs, skills, and settings in which you work. The creativity, independence, and resourcefulness that come with career redefinition fascinate me. All of us working under the umbrella of health informat....

Are HIM Programs Going the Distance

Author: Garrie, Robert L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 1999



As the Internet booms and technology proliferates, distance education, like other innovations, has become a hot property. A few years ago, forecasters predicted that by 1998, more than half of higher education institutions nationally would be involved in distance education. ....

New Roles, New Responsiblities

Author: Ball, Marion J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1999


As healthcare changes, HIM professionals must act as individuals to keep pace with the transformation. Educational changes in HIM curricula are evolving, but HIM professionals must take responsibility for their education to take advantage of opportunities presented by new information....

HIM Then and Now

Author: Fletcher, Donna M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1998



The role of HIM professionals has become even more significant as our responsibilities have been recognized. According to Edna K. Huffman in the Manual for Medical Records Librarians (1941), a medical record librarian (MRL) would have been responsible for completing records and provi....

Education: The Key to HIM Transformation

Author: Eichenwald, Shirley

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998




Vision 2006 is pointing the way to the transformation of HIM practice. But without individual action, the vision will not bear fruit. Education and professional development are the keys to making the transition to HIM professionals' roles and responsibilities in the next century....

Taking the Plunge: Deciding to Return to School

Author: Welch, Julie J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998


Perhaps you are pondering the idea of going back to school. You may be filled with excitement at the prospect—or you may be asking yourself why you would want to do such a thing. Regardless of your level of education or job experience, lifelong learning can yield valuable rewards.....

Status of Graduate Education Programs in Health Information Management

Author: Brodnik, Melanie S.; Bean, Betty; Hickey, Christie; Massey, Olivia; Ritchie, Carissa

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998



The growing complexity of information needs in the delivery of quality healthcare at low cost has contributed to educational reform in health information management (HIM) and the need for advanced professional preparation of HIM practitioners. In 1997, AHIMA published curriculum mode....

Funding Your Education--An Overview

Author: Sharf, Jerry

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998


Financial considerations are an important part of any decision to continue education. Here's a guide to navigating the many financial aid options available for postsecondary education.
College and training programs can be expensive, and for the most part, students take the r....

Commitment to Change Creates New Opportunities

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998


If you want to be an agent of change, sometimes you must first change your own life. That's a lesson Debra Harris, MA, RRA, has learned.

Harris, director of health information services at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA, began the process when she decided that continui....

Setting Our Sights Vision 2006 Yields An Action Plan

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: January 1998


Thoughtful analysis. Decisive strategies. Critical action. In this most compact form, these three phrases describe Vision 2006, the AHIMA strategy to move the health information management (HIM) profession into the future.
Vision 2006 was created in 1996 during a strategic planning sessio....

Bringing Vision 2006 into Focus: Strategic Options for Education, Certification, and Professional Development (Resolution)

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: Journal of AHIMA | AHIMA HoD Resolution

Publication Date: January 1998

Background

In 1996, AHIMA's House of Delegates adopted Vision 2006 as its strategy for moving the health information management profession into the future:

"Resolved, That the American Health Information Management Association and its component organizations and....

RHIA/RHIT Core Content Requirements

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1994

RHIA/RHIT Core Content Requirements

In October 1994, AHIMA's House of Delegates ratified the Council on Certification's recommendation for new continuing education requirements for maintenance of certification. The CE maintenance requirements are:
Fifty percent of the required contin....

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