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Commitment to Change Creates New Opportunities

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998


If you want to be an agent of change, sometimes you must first change your own life. That's a lesson Debra Harris, MA, RRA, has learned.

Harris, director of health information services at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA, began the process when she decided that continui....

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....

Taking the Plunge: Deciding to Return to School

Author: Welch, Julie J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998


Perhaps you are pondering the idea of going back to school. You may be filled with excitement at the prospect—or you may be asking yourself why you would want to do such a thing. Regardless of your level of education or job experience, lifelong learning can yield valuable rewards.....

Tools for Lifelong Learning

Author: Vukovljak, Lana; King, James W.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2004


Skills don’t last long in today’s workplace—a major reason is technology. Luckily, technology makes it easier to keep skills current.
The knowledge required to maintain a job and to keep job skills at peak intensity keeps changing, and the rate of change keeps accelera....

Closing the Knowledge Gap with E-learning

Author: Vukovljak, Lana

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2002


Are high costs and potential downtime preventing your staff from receiving much-needed training? E-learning offers more than a solution to these concerns: it’s a better way to learn.
In this article, find out how e-learning works and how to implement an e-learning program in your or....

New Health Information Management (HIM) Competencies? Teaching Critical Thinking Using an Unfolding Case Study

Author: Tyczkowski, Brenda

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: May 2015


Abstract


With the AHIMA Foundation’s establishment of new professional competencies for health information management (HIM) comes the opportunity to reimagine how lessons are presented to students. The use of unfolding case studies fosters a learner-centered classroom, where the s....

Leveraging Health Information Management Competency-based Education with a New Type of Learning Portal

Author: Thompson-Stacy, Cheryl; Milam, John; Shanholtzer, Beth

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2016


Abstract


The move to fully realize competency-based education and the use of open educational resources and their effect on learners brings about opportunities to revisit long-held assumptions about the entire higher education enterprise. In response, a new type of online portal a....

Intranets: A Way to Connect

Author: Thieleman, William; Postal, Susan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2000


The uses of the Internet are well known, but companywide intranets are popular as well. In this article, two HIM professionals share how their organizations are putting the power of intranets to work for training, communicating, and more. An Intranet in the Healthcare Environm....

Critical Thinking Skills of Allied Health Science Students: A Structured Inquiry

Author: Sharp, Marcia; Reynolds, Rebecca; Brooks, Keisha N

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: July 2013


Abstract


This study examines the critical thinking skills of health informatics and allied health students. The Health Sciences Reasoning Test was utilized to investigate the critical thinking skills of 57 graduating seniors in the class of 2011 at a university in the southeastern....

Funding Your Education--An Overview

Author: Sharf, Jerry

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998


Financial considerations are an important part of any decision to continue education. Here's a guide to navigating the many financial aid options available for postsecondary education.
College and training programs can be expensive, and for the most part, students take the r....

Professional Development Plans in Action

Author: Rollins, Gina

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2006


Today, Susan Parker, MEd, RHIA, owns Seagate Consulting, an HIM recruiting firm in Wrightsville Beach, NC, but years ago she was a newly minted HIM graduate with a job that involved quality assurance. Parker liked the position but found more satisfaction in the night class she was teaching. It....

ARRA and the HIM Workforce

Author: Rollins, Genna

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2009




The success of health IT will hinge on how well it is planned and managed. Provisions in the stimulus bill that promote professional support and fund training offer exceptional opportunities to HIM programs, individuals, and the profession.



For years AHIMA and col....

Workforce Training in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Use through Community Colleges in the Delta Region: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi

Author: Plettenberg, Cheryl A; Smith, LaShunda Blanding; Hart-Hester, Susan

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: December 2013


Introduction


Adoption of health information technology (HIT) was one of the major policy priorities of the federal stimulus package contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, with more than $19 billion in federal spending allocated for widespread implementati....

Perceived Knowledge of Health Informatics Competencies by Health Information Management Professionals

Author: Palkie, Brooke

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: December 2013


Abstract


The 2009 enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act has placed unprecedented emphasis on utilizing technology to improve the quality of care and to decrease healthcare costs. To meet these goals, the healthcare field will....

Global Trends in Health Information and Records Management Education: A Basic Certificate/Diploma Program in the Philippines

Author: Palapal, Lourdes L.

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Introduction

What's in this session for me, the participant?

This session can create awareness of developing countries' potential for market expansion.
Academic institutions can enhance their HIM curriculum if they compare notes with the ICE-HP of the DLSU-HSC on how the....

Breaking Down Healthcare's Silos: University of Kansas Medical Center's Interprofessional Education Fostering 'HIM Without Walls'

Author: O'Dell, Rosann M; Belz, Norbert; Bielby, Judy A; Folck, Kay; Moqbel, Murad; Pulino, Lauren

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2015



A faculty member in the health information management (HIM) department at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) attended a campus retreat in June 2011 that not only energized his personal perspective of HIM, but also shed new light on the future of HIM at the university.

Value of In-Person Exam Preparation Workshops in Obtaining an AHIMA Credential

Author: Noblin, Alice; Walden, Amanda; Safian, Shelly C

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: 2015


Abstract


The purpose of this study was to gauge the test-taking success of people who attended RHIA, RHIT, CCS, and CCS-P exam preparation workshops. Information available from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Newly Credentialed Professionals website....

Welcome to HIM, Watch Your Step: Unique HIM Role Focuses on Blending Education and Workforce Development to Properly Onboard New Hires and Get Students Vital On-the-Job Experience

Author: Nelson, Kristin

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2017



A unique job role has been created at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) related to onboarding, training, and student preceptorship that is seeing positive results and working to get past the Catch 22 of employment—you need experience to get a job, but you need a job....

Student and Faculty Satisfaction with a Web-based, Multidiscipline, Healthcare Orientation Program

Author: Mueller, Irene L.E.; Eargle, Linda; Teslow, Mary

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Abstract

A committee of health program educators successfully changed the presentation of clinical orientation content (patient confidentiality, standard precautions, etc.) from face-to-face to asynchronous online, with no additional fiscal resources and minimal difficulties for faculty....

Faculty Development for Distance Education: Theory, Experience, and Beliefs of Faculty Members in Public Two-year Higher Education

Author: Mueller, Irene L.E.

Source: Educational Perspectives (AOE)

Publication Date: May 02, 2003


Abstract: Review of the research literature in distance education, the change process in organizations, continuing professional education and staff development, adult learning, and faculty development for distance education indicated that faculty competency in the use of electronic-based tech....

HIM Professionals' Endurance in 21st Century

Author: Mogli, G. D.

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Introduction

Healthcare problems have haunted human society since time immemorial. Social and economic gains have a direct bearing on the status of people. Cultural progress depends upon the recognition and elimination of health problems. Health therefore is a major ingredient of public....

Creating a Diverse HIM Work Force

Author: Moczygemba, Jackie; Welborn, Ruth B.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2001




Increasing information technology, external billing audits, and federal legislation continue to heighten the demand for HIM professionals. At the same time, there's a critical need for improved cultural diversity in the allied health professions. To tackle both these issues, the HIM p....

Learners in an Online Medical Terminology Course: Motivations, Perceptions of Benefits and Problems, and Suggestions for Improvement

Author: Miller, Paulette J.; Temple, Mark A; Thomas, Harvey F; Morrow, Marilyn J

Source: Educational Perspectives (AOE)

Publication Date: May 02, 2003


Correspondence/ inquiries should be addressed to
Paulette J. Miller Department of Health Sciences
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-5220
(309)438-7236 pmille1@ilstu.edu

Abstract: With the advent of online courseware and ease of learner access to the....

What the Data Say About HIM Professional Trends

Author: Marc, David; Robertson, Janet; Gordon, Leslie; Green-Lawson, Zakevia D; Gibbs, David; Dover, Kayce; Dougherty, Michelle

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2017



In 2015 a workforce study was conducted using a survey instrument to define how health information management (HIM) is shifting to meet future needs and what knowledge, skills, education, and credentials will be necessary to perform successfully as an HIM practitioner.1 This study discover....

Reengineering the Professional Practice Experience: With Participation Declining, One HIM Program Decided to Revamp its PPE Offering

Author: Manger, Barbara J.; Kirk, Kathleen M

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2013



Educators are facing challenging times in placing students in professional practice experience sites (PPE). These challenges are brought on by changes in the health industry work settings and demands, as well as the change in student demographics and personal commitments. Faculty in the he....

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