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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....

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 RHIA and RHIT

Author: Butler, Mary

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 09, 2015





For two AHIMA credential holders—one with a registered health information administrator (RHIA) and one with a registered health information technician (RHIT) credential—the extra work required to earn them have paid dividends. Both Karen Linder, BS, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, and....

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


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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....

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....

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....

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 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 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.

Help! I am Encoder-Dependent!

Author: Horn, Kelli

Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: March 2014



Many coders in the workforce preparing to take their CCS examination acknowledge that they are dependent on encoders. While this is beneficial in performing daily job duties, it can be a hindrance to successfully passing the examination. The four-hour examination requires that exam-takers....

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.

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 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....

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.

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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'....

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....