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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....

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....

Certification Connection Summer 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2014

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

AHIMA Credentials: Make Your Star Shine in the HIM Universe

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: October 2004


When Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, TN, began its transformation to an electronic information environment, Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, spearheaded the effort in the HIM department. She knew the expertise of her work force would be crucial to the success of Erlanger's endeavors. Working....

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....

Certification Connection Fall 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2014

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

Academic Programs

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Talking Points

Publication Date: November 01, 2003


AHIMA has developed Talking Points on the issue of academic programs for use in helping members and staff communicate key messages on issues of importance to the field of health information management. We encourage you to use these documents when preparing a group presentation, writing an artic....

CCA Frequently Asked Questions

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: February 03, 2003


Why has AHIMA created this credential?

AHIMA recognizes that the demand for coders has never been greater-and this need is expected to continue for some years to come. By creating an entry-level coding credential based on job analysis standards and state-of-the-art test construction,....

Student Recruitment

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Talking Points

Publication Date: November 01, 2003


AHIMA has developed Talking Points on the issue of student recruitment for use in helping members and staff communicate key messages on issues of importance to the field of health information management. We encourage you to use this document when preparing a group presentation, writing an arti....

Certification Connection Fall 2012

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2012

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

Certification Connection Winter 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2014

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

Retooling HIM Education for an "E" World

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2005


While e-HIM™ offers exciting improvements in information sharing and efficiency, it also presents great challenges in terms of redefining workflow and jobs, maintaining privacy and confidentiality, and educating consumers about the use of health information. E-HIM also demands transformat....

Certification Connection Fall 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 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.

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....

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.

Certification Connection Spring 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 2014

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

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.

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....

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....

AHIMA Timeline (Name Changes, Credentials Awarded)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2015




1928

(Oct. 11):
Association of Record Librarians of North American (ARLNA) founded


1929:
Bulletin of the Association of Record Librarians of North America published


1933:
Registered Record Librarian (RRL) credential est....

Addressing PPE Challenges

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: August 2014


While the professional practice experience (PPE) is widely considered to greatly benefit students, there is a need to address a growing number of challenges, including increasing numbers of programs competing for limited PPE placement sites, department and organization mergers, remote staff and....

Evolving the PPE to Meet Changing HIM Workforce Needs

Author: AHIMA Work Group

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2014

This Practice Brief will educate readers on the challenges and opportunities surrounding the PPE. The desired outcome is to expand options for PPEs and increase support of the PPE throughout the healthcare industry. Providing additional options and increasing practitioner support of the PPE will result in creating a stronger and better prepared generation of new HIM professionals.

Utilizing Open-Source Government Data Sets in Health Information Management Teaching: An Application in Statistics and Data Analytics

Author: Alakrawi, Zahraa M; Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.; Aborde, Jon; Johnson, Carey; Johnson, Timothy

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: July 2016


Abstract


The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Council for Excellence in Education acknowledges the importance of improving the data analytics skills of health information management (HIM) students at the baccalaureate level. This importance is especially....

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....

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....

Perceptions of Health Information Management Educational and Practice Experiences

Author: Bates, Mari; Black, Clarence; Blair, Franchesica; Davis, Laquanda; Ingram, Steven; Lane, DaQuandra; McElderry, Alicia; Peagler, Bianca; Pickett, Jamie; Plettenberg, Cheryl A; Hart-Hester, Susan

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2014


Abstract


Introduction:Undergraduate students’ progress toward achievement of learning outcomes and entry-level competencies is an essential ingredient in efforts to meet the needs of the evolving national healthcare information infrastructure. Therefore, studies to evaluate....

Power of Data Analytics is Within Reach

Author: Birnbaum, Cassi L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2015



Data are the lifeblood of our healthcare ecosystem, with the potential of enabling organizations to improve care, manage chronically ill patients, lower costs, achieve compliance, support research, increase patient safety, and meet operational and strategic initiatives. Although health inf....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

AHIMA World Congress: Empowering Members Around the Globe

Author: Butler, Mary

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2017



Long before the Zika virus or Ebola outbreaks became a threat in the United States, public health has been an international endeavor. According to some estimates, the Spanish flu—which peaked between 1918 and 1920—killed more than half a million Americans and 50 million people worldwide i....

Earning HIM Cred: the CHDA Credential

Author: Butler, Mary

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: April 2015




As health information management (HIM) professionals find themselves constantly inundated with more data, they will need to update their skills to stay on top of it. And one of the best ways to do just that is by earning AHIMA’s Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) credential.

Tips for Breaking into the Health Information Management Industry - Retired

Author: Camp, Michelle; Comfort, Angie; Endicott, Melanie; Howard, Artis; Kozee, Renee; Munive, Roberta; Novelli, Staci

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2014


Whether it is a first job or a career change, finding that first health information management (HIM) job following graduation is one of the biggest challenges that new graduates face. While some may find that breaking into the HIM industry takes time and persistence, it is a career choice that....

Salute to PPE Site Managers

Author: Chenoweth, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2017



For college seniors, May is the time when the job search intensifies—putting the finishing touches on the resume, buying that new interview suit, and making connections with alumni.


The professional practice experience (PPE) is an important part of student education and is a....

Assessment of Success on the RHIA Certification Examination: A Comparison of Baccalaureate Program Graduates and Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program Graduates

Author: Condon, Jim; Barefield, Amanda

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: October 2012

Abstract

The demand for registered health information administrators continues to outpace the available supply of credentialed graduates. One solution to address this shortfall has been the availability of postbaccalaureate certificate programs. A health information administration departm....

Competencies for Global Health Informatics Education: Leveraging the US Experience

Author: Cortelyou-Ward, Kendall; Kahlon, Summerpal; Noblin, Alice

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: December 2013


Abstract


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has encouraged unprecedented expansion of the health information technology (HIT) industry and offers strong employment opportunities for those that qualify. However, academic institutions have been slow to address the changing n....

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