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Advancing HIIM Professionals in Informatics and Data Analytics

Author: Cain, Jeannine Pugh; Clack, Lesley; Flanigan, Jill; Houser, Shannon H.; Kadlec, Lesley; VanSlyke, Daniel; Zeglen, Margie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2017

Health informatics and information management (HIIM) is a rapidly changing profession. Core competencies of fundamental AHIMA certifications, such as the RHIA or RHIT, create a strong foundation for pursuing employment in a variety of high-demand positions. Today’s fast-paced technology l....

Assessing the Planning and Implementation Strategies for the ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Transition in Alabama Hospitals

Author: Houser, Shannon H.; Morgan, Darius; Hart-Hester, Susan

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: April 2013


Health information management (HIM) professionals play a significant role in transitioning from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS. ICD-10-CM/PCS coding will impact many operational aspects of healthcare facilities, such as physicians’ documentation in health records, code....

Best Practices for Data Analytics Reporting Lifecycles: Quality in Report Building and Data Validation

Author: Clack, Lesley; Houser, Shannon H.; Kadlec, Lesley; Mikaelian, Raymound; Wendicke, Annemarie; Cain, Jeannine MSHI, RHIA, CPHI; Spears, Amanda MA, CHDA

Source: Journal of AHIMA | AHIMA practice brief

Publication Date: October 2018

While the importance of data quality in providing high-quality clinical care in today’s healthcare setting is typically well understood, the quality of data for report building and validation activities is often not well articulated—and potential data quality....

Beyond the Basics for Health Informatics Professionals - Retired

Author: Campbell, Angela; Houser, Shannon H.; Paulson, Dawn; Ryznar, Barbara; Smith, Clarice Pittillo; Woebkenberg, Jami; Hernandez, Sandra MSMIS, RHIA, CPHI, CCS, CHC; Pirie-St. Pierre, Mari RHIA, CPHI; Plimpton, Julie MSHI, RHIA, CPHI

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2018

Editor’s Note: This Practice Brief supersedes the September 2014 Practice Brief “Defining the Basics of Health Informatics for HIM Professionals.”

Data, data everywhere! We are living in the age of “Big Data” and healthcare informat....

Data Analytics and Informatics are Two Separate Disciplines (And Why This Matters to HIM)

Author: Clack, Lesley; Houser, Shannon H.; Kadlec, Lesley; Mikaelian, Raymound; Tabisula, Braden; Zeglen, Margie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2017

Integral to this era of paperless electronic health records (EHRs) are the disciplines of data analytics and informatics. The vast volumes of electronic data woven from a multitude of systems, registries, and remote technologies creates promising career opportunities for health data analyt....

Double Trouble

Author: Houser, Shannon H.; Harris, Shannon MBA, RHIA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2018

Using Health Informatics to Tackle Duplicate Medical Record Issues

By Shannon Harris, MBA, RHIA, and Shannon H. Houser, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA

Are You battling with duplicate medical record issues in your organization? Data quality issues are trending....

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