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Celebrating 85 Years of AHIMA

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2013


It was a warm day, Grace Whiting Myers remembered. The windows of the meeting room were open and a fire truck on the street below momentarily disrupted the proceedings. That’s how AHIMA’s first president recalled the birth of what would one day become AHIMA in October 1928.

Linda Kloss Honorary Endowed Scholarship

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2010


In a ceremony at AHIMA’s 2009 Convention and Exhibit, AHIMA president Vera Rulon and AHIMA Foundation board president Keith Olenik announced the creation of a scholarship honoring Linda Kloss’s 15 years of service as AHIMA CEO.

“To recognize your many accomplishments and reaffirm your....

Foundation of Research and Education (FORE) Mission Statement

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Foundation

Publication Date: 2001


The Foundation of Research and Education of the American Health Information Management Association provides financial and intellectual resources to sustain and recognize continuous innovation and advances in health information management for the betterment of the profession, healthcare, and the....

Foundation of Research and Education (FORE) Vision Statement

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Foundation

Publication Date: 2001


The Foundation of Research and Education of the American Health Information Management Association is the nationally recognized, financially self-sustaining entity that provides resources for leadership and innovation in health information management matters. FORE resources drive the improvemen....

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....

Image Marketing: Putting a Face on HIM

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: October 2005


A new fall television season has begun, and it's filled with the usual fearless crime investigators, efficient emergency room doctors, and gritty defense lawyers. But HIM flies under the public's radar and in many respects is harder to define than "finds the bad guys," "saves lives" or "defends....

2009 Board of Directors Speak Out

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: September 2008

The 2009 Board of Directors will kick off their three-year term soon. AHIMA Advantage staff recently sat down with these leaders to learn more about their new role.

Mission of the American Health Information Management Association

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: August 30, 2006


To be the professional community that improves healthcare by advancing best practices and standards for health information management and the trusted source for education, research, and professional credentialing.
AHIMA values:
The public’s right to accurate and confidential p....

Active Agenda Accelerates Anniversary Year

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: November 2003


2003 was a busy year for AHIMA. In fact, there was so much going on, you might have missed some of it. In this issue, we’ll look back at some of the significant developments for AHIMA and the HIM industry. The timeline covers events from January through November 14, 2003.

January All....

Global Focus for a Groundbreaking Year

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 2004


2004 was a groundbreaking year for AHIMA and the HIM profession. To make sure you haven't missed any important developments, AHIMA Advantage presents a brief summary of some of the year's most important events (through mid-November).

Getting National Recognition


One of....

Play It Again: 2005's Greatest Hits

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 2005


Do you hear that familiar melody? Sounds like it's the end of the year. AHIMA and the HIM profession hit many high notes during 2005. Here are some of the year's greatest hits (from January 1 to mid-November).
January

AHIMA welcomes new Secretary of the Department of Health and....

AHIMA Articles of Incorporation

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: December 17, 1991


State of Illinois
Office of the Secretary of State
Whereas, Articles of Incorporation duly signed and verified of the American Health Information Management Association have been filed in the Office of the Secretary of State on the 25th day of February 1953 as provided by the General....

AHIMA Announces Lynne Thomas Gordon as CEO

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2011


Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, has joined AHIMA as chief executive officer. The association's Board of Directors announced the appointment September 8, and she assumed duties September 29.

Thomas Gordon joins AHIMA after serving as associate vice president for hospital operati....

AHIMA Global News

Author: AHIMA Global Services

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2010

AHIMA is happy to share with you the first issue of its global newsletter! Our main aim is to keep international health information management professionals and stakeholders informed on the global HIM development as well as related AHIMA activities around the world.

AHIMA Global News

Author: AHIMA Global Services

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: August 2010

Newsletter to keep the international health information community informed on the global developments in HIM as well as related AHIMA activities and events around the globe.

AHIMA Global News

Author: AHIMA Global Services

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 2011

Newsletter to keep the international health information community informed on the global developments in HIM as well as related AHIMA activities and events around the globe.

AHIMA Timeline (Name Changes, Credentials Awarded)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2015




1928

(Oct. 11):
Association of Record Librarians of North American (ARLNA) founded


1929:
Bulletin of the Association of Record Librarians of North America published


1933:
Registered Record Librarian (RRL) credential est....

1928-1998: a World of Change

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1998


It's quite a different world today than it was in 1928 when our Association was founded. Back then, the news item of the day was Amelia Earhart's landmark flight across the Atlantic. A year later, the country was immersed in the Great Depression, an era precipitated by the stock market cr....

AHIMA Executive Leadership

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2015


 


The Association's first office opened on November 1, 1944. The first employee of the Association was the Executive Secretary. Prior to the opening of a Central Office in 1944, the President of the Association maintained the files and records of the Central Office.

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 Issues First Grace Award: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Receives HIM Excellence Award

Author: Dooling, Julie A; Wiedemann, Lou Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2012


Innovative approaches in health information management (HIM) led to the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) being selected as the winner of the first AHIMA Grace Award. The award was presented to UWHC leadership on October 2 before thousands of HIM professionals at AHIMA’s 84t....

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....

Dowling Named to Lead AHIMA

Author: Heubusch, Kevin

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 2009



Dec 02, 2009 07:00 am

The AHIMA Board of Directors announced Tuesday that it has selected Alan F. Dowling, PhD, to serve as CEO of the American Health Information Management Association.

Dowling has more than 35 years experience in health informatics, with a broad-base....

Questions

Author: McMahan, Helen

Source: American Association of Medical Record Librarians

Publication Date: March 02, 1943


O we of the Record Room service
Don't mind answ'ring questions at all
As "What age did I give-I think, nineteen-two-
I was there in the spring or the fall?"
Or "What was the name of the woman who stayed
For ever so long on ward B?"
"What was the age of that boy fro....

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....

1990s: Visions of the Future

Author: Squazzo, Jessica

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2003

For the American Medical Record Association (AMRA), the 1990s started at a fast pace and never slowed down. The decade saw a change in the Association's name, a change in credentials, a focus on technology, and the advent of HIPAA.

1970s: We Must Be Able to Talk Both Languages

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2003

The 1970s brought a new name for the Association and a new credential name. The decade also witnessed landmark privacy legislation, and medical record practitioners discovered a need to understand the language of technology as well as that of medicine.

New Name, New Opportunities

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1991


Setting the pace for health information management for the next century, the House of Delegates (HOD) of the American Health Information Management Association chose the 1991 Annual Meeting as the forum to adopt two dramatic changes in the organization's bylaws. The changes reflect AHIMA's dyna....

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....

2008 Annual Report

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: September 2009

Each year, AHIMA and the AHIMA Foundation report to members on financial performance and non-financial activities. This report covers financial performance for 2008.

Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence: an AHIMA Timeline

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2003


Before 1920 1912: "Club of Record Clerks" meets at Massachusetts General Hospital to study clinical records; among them is Grace Whiting Myers 1913: American College of Surgeons (ACOS) founded
1920s 1928: ACOS associate director Malcolm MacEachern invites Myers and others to attend annual....

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....

Where We've Been: a 2002 Timeline

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 2002


Where did the year go? In this issue, we'll take a look back at some of the significant developments at AHIMA and in HIM that affected members. The timeline covers events from January through November 15, 2002. January AHIMA announces the launch of a major study on the HIM work force. The two-y....

2001 Annual Report: Positioning HIM for the Future

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2002


What will HIM professionals be doing in 2012? No one knows for sure. But the answer, to some extent, depends on what we do now. This annual report summarizes AHIMA's financial information and highlights just a few of the ways the Association helped members become better positioned for the futur....

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,....

Pen Portraits of Past Presidents

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1962



Distributed at the 34th AAMRL Annual Meeting, October 1962


1928-1929—Grace Whiting Myers, our First President and organizer. Volumes could be written about her, our prototype, having all the qualifications we would wish to find in a medical record librarian. A gentle, w....