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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....

What the Data Say About HIM Professional Trends

Author: Marc, David; Robertson, Janet; Gordon, Leslie; Green-Lawson, Zakevia D; Gibbs, David; Dover, Kayce; Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2017



In 2015 a workforce study was conducted using a survey instrument to define how health information management (HIM) is shifting to meet future needs and what knowledge, skills, education, and credentials will be necessary to perform successfully as an HIM practitioner.1 This study discover....

Welcome to HIM, Watch Your Step: Unique HIM Role Focuses on Blending Education and Workforce Development to Properly Onboard New Hires and Get Students Vital On-the-Job Experience

Author: Nelson, Kristin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2017



A unique job role has been created at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) related to onboarding, training, and student preceptorship that is seeing positive results and working to get past the Catch 22 of employment—you need experience to get a job, but you need a job....

ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach

Author: Kuehn, Lynn; Jorwic, Therese M

Source: AHIMA book

Publication Date: 2016

This comprehensive text, which uses the 2017 code set, is devoted to learning and mastering the process of building codes in ICD-10-PCS. All current coding professionals and students in academic programs must become and remain proficient in using this system for inpatient procedures.

Master of Health Information Management Students’ First-Year Experiences: A Case Study

Author: Dolezel, Diane; Clisbee, Mary; McLeod, Alexander

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: October 2016


Abstract


The purpose of this study was to examine first-year students’ experiences in a new Master of Health Information Management (MHIM) program. The first year in a college program is challenging for students. Specifically, first-year students’ attrition from MHIM programs is a....

First Steps in Starting a Master of Science Program in Health Informatics and Information Management

Author: Harris, Susie T.; Bell, Paul D; Woodward, James Anthony

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: October 2016


Abstract


The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) made a strategic decision in the 2000s to advocate for increased numbers of health information management (HIM) professionals educated at the graduate level. Many universities are developing master’s-deg....

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....

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....

Gamification of Electronic Health Records: A Systematic Literature Review

Author: Gibbs, David; Hewitt, Barbara; McLeod, Alexander

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: April 2016


Abstract


The use of gamification and simulation in medical education is increasing in efforts to accelerate and improve learning outcomes. The purpose of this literature review is to examine game design elements for possible inclusion in an electronic health record (EHR) simulatio....

Healthcare Database Management for Health Informatics and Information Management Students: Challenges and Instruction Strategies—Part 1

Author: Hylock, Ray; Harris, Susie T.

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: January 2016


Abstract


Enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 forever altered the data management landscape in healthcare. The volume, breadth, depth, and pace at which health i....

Value of In-Person Exam Preparation Workshops in Obtaining an AHIMA Credential

Author: Noblin, Alice; Walden, Amanda; Safian, Shelly C

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: 2015


Abstract


The purpose of this study was to gauge the test-taking success of people who attended RHIA, RHIT, CCS, and CCS-P exam preparation workshops. Information available from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Newly Credentialed Professionals website....

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.

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


Abstract


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....

Education is Crucial for Our Future

Author: Gordon, Lynne Thomas

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2015



The AHIMA archives contain a few examples of long-ago medical records, including a sample admission slip from 1916—nearly a century ago. As fascinating as these artifacts are, we know that the tools we use to do our jobs today will seem just as outdated some day.


Consid....

Projects Help Students Prepare for e-HIM

Author: Eramo, Lisa A

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: February 2015



The technical, legal, and collaborative aspects of information governance had always appealed to Kristi Lundgren, MS, RHIA. Although Lundgren, a former graduate student at the College of St. Scholastica, had studied about the importance of governing data in an electronic environment, she c....

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.

Leading Your Facility Through the ICD-10 Delay Storm

Author: Horn, Kelli

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2014



When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in the spring of 2014 that ICD-10-CM/PCS would be unexpectedly delayed for at least one year, the health information management (HIM) community was shocked. Hospitals, healthcare facilities, and educational organizations h....

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....

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.

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....

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 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.

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.

Perceived Knowledge of Health Informatics Competencies by Health Information Management Professionals

Author: Palkie, Brooke

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: December 2013


Abstract


The 2009 enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act has placed unprecedented emphasis on utilizing technology to improve the quality of care and to decrease healthcare costs. To meet these goals, the healthcare field will....

Workforce Training in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Use through Community Colleges in the Delta Region: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi

Author: Plettenberg, Cheryl A; Smith, LaShunda Blanding; Hart-Hester, Susan

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: December 2013


Introduction


Adoption of health information technology (HIT) was one of the major policy priorities of the federal stimulus package contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, with more than $19 billion in federal spending allocated for widespread implementati....

Health Information Technology Employer Needs Survey: An Assessment Instrument for Workforce Planning

Author: Fenton, Susan H.; Joost, Elizabeth; Gongora, Jimena; Patterson, Davis G; Andrilla, C. Holly A; Skillman, Susan M

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: December 2013


Abstract


The widespread implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has resulted in an increased need for a well-trained health information technology (HIT) workforce. The Texas HIT Workforce Development Project was initiated with an assessment of HIT employer needs as one....

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....

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.

Reengineering the Professional Practice Experience: With Participation Declining, One HIM Program Decided to Revamp its PPE Offering

Author: Manger, Barbara J.; Kirk, Kathleen M

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2013



Educators are facing challenging times in placing students in professional practice experience sites (PPE). These challenges are brought on by changes in the health industry work settings and demands, as well as the change in student demographics and personal commitments. Faculty in the he....

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....

Critical Thinking Skills of Allied Health Science Students: A Structured Inquiry

Author: Sharp, Marcia; Reynolds, Rebecca; Brooks, Keisha N

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: July 2013


Abstract


This study examines the critical thinking skills of health informatics and allied health students. The Health Sciences Reasoning Test was utilized to investigate the critical thinking skills of 57 graduating seniors in the class of 2011 at a university in the southeastern....

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 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.

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....

Keeping Education Honest

Author: Dixon-Lee, Claire; Tesch, Linde

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2012


CAHIIM Accreditation brings accountability to the Broad Realm of Health Information Education

The United States has set a goal to increase the number of college degree recipients by 2018 and has challenged academic institutions to ensure sustained attention to the quality of stude....

ICD-10: the New Teacher's Pet

Author:

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....

Using an Audience Response System (ARS) in a Face-to-Face and Distance Education CPT/HCPCS Coding Course

Author: Harris, Susie T.; Zeng, Xiaoming

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2010

Abstract

We report the use of an audience response system (ARS) in an undergraduate health information management course. The ARS converts a standard PowerPoint presentation into an interactive learning system that engages students in active participation, and it allows instructors to disp....

Career Development Countdown: Ready, Set, Advance

Author:

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.

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