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Welcome to AHIMA's new HIM Body of KnowledgeTM


Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2015

What is changing?

The look of AHIMA's HIM Body of KnowledgeTM (BoK), originally launched in September 2001, and how you navigate around it have changed but most of the functionality you are used to is still available, with some significant enhancements.  In this document, we will....

About AHIMA's HIM Body of KnowledgeTM


Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: March 07, 2012

AHIMA's HIM Body of KnowledgeTM is designed to enable HIM professionals to quickly and easily access the information needed to be successful professionals. Anchored by AHIMA-owned content and complemented by links to public material, the Body of Knowledge encompasses the theory and practice of....

AHIMA's HIM Body of KnowledgeTM Content Policy

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2011

This document was created and approved by the AHIMA Body of Knowledge team.

Content to be included in the Body of Knowledge must meet all the following criteria: Relevant to the practice of health information management
Contains knowledge that will be significant and relevant....

Manuscript Characteristics Affecting Reviewers' Decisions for Journals in Health Information Management

Author: Layman, Elizabeth J.; Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.

Source: Educational Perspectives (AOE)

Publication Date: May 02, 2003

Abstract: Manuscript reviewers substantially shape a field's development because they influence the knowledge that is disseminated and examined in professional journals. This study investigated characteristics of manuscripts that affect reviewers' decisions regarding acceptance or rejection fo....

Journal Q&A (7/02)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: July 02, 2002

Q: Where can I go to locate an article I read last year in the Journal of AHIMA?

A: You can find a wealth of HIM information in the AHIMA Library, the Association’s online body of knowledge. Selected Journal articles from 1996 to 2000 are stored there, as well as most articles....

On the Line: Professional Practice Solutions

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2002

Q: I work in a clinic setting. An attorney has requested copies of a patient's entire record. The record includes reports dictated by one of the clinic physicians at a local hospital during the patient's hospitalization. The attorney has the patient's permission. Are we allowed under HIPAA to....

Critical Expeditions

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2001

With the action items of Vision 2006 largely met and the image marketing campaign well underway, the Association is poised to undertake its next strategic venture—expeditions.

Through a series of critical expeditions, AHIMA will explore new ground for the HIM profession—from....

Growing the HIM Body of Knowledge

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2000

I am very excited about the contributions from this issue's feature authors. Each article is a strong new entrant to the body of professional knowledge about HIM. As we end 2000, AHIMA is ramping up its efforts to systematize the body of knowledge (BoK) for HIM so that it is a dynamic....

Exploring New Territory


Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2000

How far have we come? Where are we going next? As HIM enters a new era, a look back at Vision 2006 accomplishments reveals solid progress for the profession. As for where we're going next, get ready to cover new ground.

You won't need an SUV or any special equipment to go on AHIMA's....