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New Blueprint for HIM Education

Author: Wilhelm, Carol Ann; Dixon-Lee, Claire

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2007

The shift to electronic practice has enlivened the profession and opened doors to new work settings. There remains a critical need for HIM professionals to guide and manage EHR implementations in acute care settings, but the marketplace for HIM graduates is expanding to additional markets such....

What's Your EHR IQ?

Author: Burrington-Brown, Jill

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2007

HIM is becoming more automated and electronic every year. The basic skill set of the HIM professional has changed dramatically. The acronyms abound, from HL7 and CCHIT to HIEs. It can be hard to keep up with all the latest developments. Test your EHR IQ by answering the following questions....

Bridging the Gap from Student to Employee

Author: Parker, Susan; Peterson, Patt

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2007

Transitioning from college to the work force in the HIM field can be a difficult process. Many employers mandate a minimum two years experience for open positions, and well-trained but inexperienced new graduates continue to search for opportunities to enter the HIM profession. Interviews with....

Paving the Information Highway: Career Pathways for Knowledge Workers Involved with Coded Data

Author: AHIMA Practice Council for Clinical Terminology and Classification

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: May 02, 2007

Today's healthcare delivery system runs on coded data that travels in multiple directions. To keep data flowing down the information highway, specially trained personnel are needed to keep systems tuned up and working properly. Healthcare delivery system success requires encoding systems....

Change and Transformation

Author: Helbig, Susan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2006

The HIM profession has evolved over the last several decades, and AHIMA's surveys of focus groups on the HIM profession's image reflects that evolution. February 2000 and 2002 results showed that respondents saw HIM professionals as clerical (44 percent). In 2003, however, nearly half (48 pe....

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