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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....

AHIMA History

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 1999


AHIMA traces its history back more than 70 years to 1928 when the American College of Surgeons established the Association of Record Librarians of North America (ARLNA) to "elevate the standards of clinical records in hospitals and other medical institutions." This farsighted recognition of the....

View of HIM From the Early Days

Author: Rhodes, Harry B.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1998


Recently, I had the opportunity to visit with two longtime AHIMA members: Earline H. Earhart, RRA, a member since 1937, and Mildred P. St. Leger, RRA, who joined in 1953.

Earhart became a member under the organization's original name—the Association of Record Libraria....

Years of Progress

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1998

1920s 1928 Association of Record Librarians of North America founded in Boston with 58 charter members 1929 First annual meeting held in Chicago. Constitution and bylaws adopted 1930s 1934 Curriculum and standards created for medical record librarian schools 1939 Cred....

Toward the Next Century

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1998


AHIMA is 70 years strong—and gaining momentum all the time. As healthcare evolves into the next century, health information management professionals offer unique functions in assuring quality and securing appropriate access to healthcare data.

As personal health informat....

Celebrating a History Together

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1998


Imagine you were born in 1928. Over the course of 70 years, you've had three names and grown 655 percent. And you've provided career guidance, expert credentials, and leadership to many thousands of professionals. Of course, we're talking about our own Association—AHIMA. With pride,....

HIM Then and Now

Author: Fletcher, Donna M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1998



The role of HIM professionals has become even more significant as our responsibilities have been recognized. According to Edna K. Huffman in the Manual for Medical Records Librarians (1941), a medical record librarian (MRL) would have been responsible for completing records and provi....

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