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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....

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....

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.

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....

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.

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.

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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. ....

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....

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....

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....

Breaking Down Healthcare's Silos: University of Kansas Medical Center's Interprofessional Education Fostering 'HIM Without Walls'

Author: O'Dell, Rosann M; Belz, Norbert; Bielby, Judy A; Folck, Kay; Moqbel, Murad; Pulino, Lauren

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2015



A faculty member in the health information management (HIM) department at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) attended a campus retreat in June 2011 that not only energized his personal perspective of HIM, but also shed new light on the future of HIM at the university.

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....

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.

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'....

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,....

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....

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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....

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....

Clinical Coding: Part of the HIM Mosaic

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2003


Many in healthcare today understand coding only in the context of billing, not recognizing that the very same coded data are used for important healthcare operations, policy, epidemiology, and many other uses. For 75 years, AHIMA has been the professional forum to advance the quality of health....

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....

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....

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....

Community of Learners

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2005


I’ve had the pleasure of attending several state and local association meetings this spring and witnessed firsthand the HIM community’s commitment to learning. Sure, there’s the need to earn continuing education credits, but that’s not the only motivator for attendees w....

Comparative Study of Curriculum in Master's Degree of Medical Records (Health Information Management) in Several Selected Countries: Modeling for Iran

Author: Kalankesh, Leila R.

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Background

Throughout the past decade, membership in the community of healthcare professionals has required nothing so much as an adaptable spirit. Every practitioner has been touched in some way by the revolutionary changes in the industry, which seem set to transform healthcare in the....

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....

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....

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