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Academic Programs

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Talking Points

Publication Date: November 01, 2003


AHIMA has developed Talking Points on the issue of academic programs for use in helping members and staff communicate key messages on issues of importance to the field of health information management. We encourage you to use these documents when preparing a group presentation, writing an artic....

Adding Up to a Lifetime of Learning

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: April 2003


Shortly after Susan Vellek turned 39, she decided to go to school to get her associate's degree. By this past December--nearly 5-1/2 years later--she not only earned her associate's while working full-time, she completed a bachelor's degree and an MBA.
"There are a lot of people out there....

Addressing PPE Challenges

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: August 2014


While the professional practice experience (PPE) is widely considered to greatly benefit students, there is a need to address a growing number of challenges, including increasing numbers of programs competing for limited PPE placement sites, department and organization mergers, remote staff and....

Are HIM Programs Going the Distance

Author: Garrie, Robert L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 1999



As the Internet booms and technology proliferates, distance education, like other innovations, has become a hot property. A few years ago, forecasters predicted that by 1998, more than half of higher education institutions nationally would be involved in distance education. ....

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....

Assessment of Success on the RHIA Certification Examination: A Comparison of Baccalaureate Program Graduates and Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program Graduates

Author: Condon, Jim; Barefield, Amanda

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: October 2012

Abstract

The demand for registered health information administrators continues to outpace the available supply of credentialed graduates. One solution to address this shortfall has been the availability of postbaccalaureate certificate programs. A health information administration departm....

Beyond GPA: What Are HIM Students Really Thinking About?

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2003


It's a terrific time to be an HIM student. Whether students are making a switch from another industry or upgrading their skills in order to move ahead, the HIM field offers a growing number of diverse, well-compensated career paths that are challenging and rewarding. Plus, not every employment....

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.

Bringing Vision 2006 into Focus: Strategic Options for Education, Certification, and Professional Development (Resolution)

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: Journal of AHIMA | AHIMA HoD Resolution

Publication Date: January 1998

Background

In 1996, AHIMA's House of Delegates adopted Vision 2006 as its strategy for moving the health information management profession into the future:

"Resolved, That the American Health Information Management Association and its component organizations and....

Career Development Countdown: Ready, Set, Advance

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 2009

Is 2010 the year for you to advance your career by expanding your knowledge base? If you have been in the workforce for five or more years, it’s important to be aware that recent graduates are covering new competency domains such as electronic health records, data analytics, and revenue cycle management.

Certification Connection Fall 2012

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2012

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

Certification Connection Fall 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2013

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

Certification Connection Fall 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: October 2014

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

Certification Connection Spring 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: April 2014

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

Certification Connection Summer 2013

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2013

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

Certification Connection Summer 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2014

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

Certification Connection Winter 2014

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: January 2014

The quarterly newsletter for HIM certified professionals, containing information on professional development, industry news, continuing education, announcements, upcoming events, and other tools for success.

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....

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....

Community of Learners

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2005


I’ve had the pleasure of attending several state and local association meetings this spring and witnessed firsthand the HIM community’s commitment to learning. Sure, there’s the need to earn continuing education credits, but that’s not the only motivator for attendees w....

Comparative Study of Curriculum in Master's Degree of Medical Records (Health Information Management) in Several Selected Countries: Modeling for Iran

Author: Kalankesh, Leila R.

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Background

Throughout the past decade, membership in the community of healthcare professionals has required nothing so much as an adaptable spirit. Every practitioner has been touched in some way by the revolutionary changes in the industry, which seem set to transform healthcare in the....

Competencies for Global Health Informatics Education: Leveraging the US Experience

Author: Cortelyou-Ward, Kendall; Kahlon, Summerpal; Noblin, Alice

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: December 2013


Abstract


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has encouraged unprecedented expansion of the health information technology (HIT) industry and offers strong employment opportunities for those that qualify. However, academic institutions have been slow to address the changing n....

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....

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....

Cultivate a Desire to Learn

Author: Dixon-Lee, Claire

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999


As I travel the country meeting many of you, I am very curious about the diversity of jobs, skills, and settings in which you work. The creativity, independence, and resourcefulness that come with career redefinition fascinate me. All of us working under the umbrella of health informat....

Dial T for Training: Work Force and the EHR

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2006


What’s that sound? It could be your cell phone ringing…but it’s really a reminder to update your technology skills. Here’s the connection: Your cell phone may have the latest bells and whistles, but do you know how to use them? Likewise, are you a proficient user of the....

Distance Learning: Getting Closer all the Time

Author: Lane, Laura

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2001




In recent years, distance learning has become an increasingly viable option, and HIM students have benefitted. How does this new way of learning work, and is it working for students? Some instructors and students tell their success stories.
Five years ago, the concept of dista....

Education is Crucial for Our Future

Author: Gordon, Lynne Thomas

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2015



The AHIMA archives contain a few examples of long-ago medical records, including a sample admission slip from 1916—nearly a century ago. As fascinating as these artifacts are, we know that the tools we use to do our jobs today will seem just as outdated some day.


Consid....

Education: The Key to HIM Transformation

Author: Eichenwald, Shirley

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998




Vision 2006 is pointing the way to the transformation of HIM practice. But without individual action, the vision will not bear fruit. Education and professional development are the keys to making the transition to HIM professionals' roles and responsibilities in the next century....

Evolving the PPE to Meet Changing HIM Workforce Needs

Author: AHIMA Work Group

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2014

This Practice Brief will educate readers on the challenges and opportunities surrounding the PPE. The desired outcome is to expand options for PPEs and increase support of the PPE throughout the healthcare industry. Providing additional options and increasing practitioner support of the PPE will result in creating a stronger and better prepared generation of new HIM professionals.

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....

First Steps in Starting a Master of Science Program in Health Informatics and Information Management

Author: Harris, Susie T.; Bell, Paul D; Woodward, James Anthony

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: October 2016


Abstract


The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) made a strategic decision in the 2000s to advocate for increased numbers of health information management (HIM) professionals educated at the graduate level. Many universities are developing master’s-deg....

Formative Evaluation Using Checklists to Improve Research Proposals

Author: Emery, Lynnda J.; Harvey, Carolyn; Andersen, Catherine M.

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: February 2006


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Developing research proposals that protect human participants and understanding the institutional review board (IRB) approval process require high-level application of many skills. The purpose of this article is to describe how faculty can use formative evaluation tech....

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....

Gamification of Electronic Health Records: A Systematic Literature Review

Author: Gibbs, David; Hewitt, Barbara; McLeod, Alexander

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: April 2016


Abstract


The use of gamification and simulation in medical education is increasing in efforts to accelerate and improve learning outcomes. The purpose of this literature review is to examine game design elements for possible inclusion in an electronic health record (EHR) simulatio....

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