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Show Me the Data

Author: Taylor, Lisa Brooks

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2013



With the establishment of the National Quality Forum's National Quality Strategy, which sets the direction for achieving better, affordable care and healthier people and communities, providers, payers, and patients are seeing a shift in payment methodologies from volume-based to value-base....

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....

Leveraging Health Information Management Competency-based Education with a New Type of Learning Portal

Author: Thompson-Stacy, Cheryl; Milam, John; Shanholtzer, Beth

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2016


Abstract


The move to fully realize competency-based education and the use of open educational resources and their effect on learners brings about opportunities to revisit long-held assumptions about the entire higher education enterprise. In response, a new type of online portal a....

New Health Information Management (HIM) Competencies? Teaching Critical Thinking Using an Unfolding Case Study

Author: Tyczkowski, Brenda

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: May 2015


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With the AHIMA Foundation’s establishment of new professional competencies for health information management (HIM) comes the opportunity to reimagine how lessons are presented to students. The use of unfolding case studies fosters a learner-centered classroom, where the s....

Closing the Knowledge Gap with E-learning

Author: Vukovljak, Lana

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2002


Are high costs and potential downtime preventing your staff from receiving much-needed training? E-learning offers more than a solution to these concerns: it’s a better way to learn.
In this article, find out how e-learning works and how to implement an e-learning program in your or....

Tools for Lifelong Learning

Author: Vukovljak, Lana; King, James W.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2004


Skills don’t last long in today’s workplace—a major reason is technology. Luckily, technology makes it easier to keep skills current.
The knowledge required to maintain a job and to keep job skills at peak intensity keeps changing, and the rate of change keeps accelera....

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....

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.....

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....

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....

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....

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.

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.

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....

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....

Beyond GPA: What Are HIM Students Really Thinking About?

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2003


It's a terrific time to be an HIM student. Whether students are making a switch from another industry or upgrading their skills in order to move ahead, the HIM field offers a growing number of diverse, well-compensated career paths that are challenging and rewarding. Plus, not every employment....

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....

SEER's Training Web Site

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Source: External web site

Publication Date: January 01, 2004

Web-based training modules for cancer registration and surveillance. When complete, will comprise 12 training modules, each covering a particular cancer registration training subject. The site is under continual development.

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.

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....

User's Guide to AHIMA Coding Credentials

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2002


This year, AHIMA introduces a new coding credential—the Certified Coding Associate (CCA). The credential is different from AHIMA’s other coding credentials—the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and the Certified Coding Specialist—Physician-based (CCS-P)—in some importan....

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....

Education Initiatives Move into High Gear

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: April 2002


What will the profession look like in 20 years? Where will new HIM professionals come from? Where will they gain knowledge and get education? Answering these questions is key to the survival of the profession. To help get the answers, AHIMA is building a number of activities to position the pro....

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.

Team Talk Participants Offer Ways to Make a Difference

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2002


How can we interest students in the HIM profession? How will AHIMA get new members? This spring, AHIMA members were focusing on these and other big issues. At Team Talks meetings across the country, members were talking. And AHIMA was listening.
During the month of March, members of AHIMA....

RHIT Competencies

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2001

These RHIT domains are made available for historical purposes only.

50 Ways to Enhance Your Career

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2002


Whether you're new to the HIM profession or a seasoned expert, you may be looking for a new challenge, increased recognition, or a change of career. With that in mind, the Journal of AHIMA has compiled a list of tips for success that you can use on the job or as part of your personal career pla....

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'....

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....

Proposed Privacy Credential Opens New Opportunities

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: March 2002


Six years ago, AHIMA's Vision 2006 described information privacy and security management as two emerging new roles for HIM professionals. Today, as increasing numbers of AHIMA members move into the roles of privacy or security officer, the vision has become a reality--and it's time for the Asso....

Adding Up to a Lifetime of Learning

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: April 2003


Shortly after Susan Vellek turned 39, she decided to go to school to get her associate's degree. By this past December--nearly 5-1/2 years later--she not only earned her associate's while working full-time, she completed a bachelor's degree and an MBA.
"There are a lot of people out there....

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