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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....

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....

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....

Web-based Education Cuts Training Time, Saves Money

Author: Jeffries, Jane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2000


Where does continuing education fit between a full-time job and the rest of your life? Increasingly, the answer is online. In many fields, Web-based education is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to traditional, instructor-led education. The Cleveland Clinic offers c....

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....

Utilizing Open-Source Government Data Sets in Health Information Management Teaching: An Application in Statistics and Data Analytics

Author: Alakrawi, Zahraa M; Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.; Aborde, Jon; Johnson, Carey; Johnson, Timothy

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: July 2016


Abstract


The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Council for Excellence in Education acknowledges the importance of improving the data analytics skills of health information management (HIM) students at the baccalaureate level. This importance is especially....

Using an Audience Response System (ARS) in a Face-to-Face and Distance Education CPT/HCPCS Coding Course

Author: Harris, Susie T.; Zeng, Xiaoming

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: January 2010

Abstract

We report the use of an audience response system (ARS) in an undergraduate health information management course. The ARS converts a standard PowerPoint presentation into an interactive learning system that engages students in active participation, and it allows instructors to disp....

Using a Decision Support Database for Health Information Administration Program Analysis: Part I: Admission Prediction Models

Author: Burns, Mary R.; Zafra, Pablo

Source: Educational Perspectives (AOE)

Publication Date: January 02, 2001


Abstract: Creating a decision support database can aid health information administration programs with many departmental functions, such as screening applicants for admission, student evaluation and feedback, and evaluating curriculum material and teaching methods. In this article, we describ....

Towards Data Interoperability: Practical Issues in Terminology Implementation and Mapping

Author: Lau, Lee Min

Source: AHIMA Convention | AHIMA Clinical Vocabulary Mapping Meeting

Publication Date: October 15, 2005

Conclusion

The lack of data interoperability is a key obstacle in the implementation and use of EHR to achieve its full benefits. Standard vocabularies provide the means for organizations to exchange, compare and aggregate data externally. The problems surrounding the use of standard voc....

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....

Tips for Trainers

Author: Dimick, Chris

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2007


The time had come in the physicians’ meeting to discuss HIM issues, and Wilson was in charge of bringing the room up to speed.

Wilson, then the coding quality manager at Charleston, SC-based Roper St. Francis Healthcare, was new to public speaking and training. For a moment,....

Team Talk Participants Offer Ways to Make a Difference

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2002


How can we interest students in the HIM profession? How will AHIMA get new members? This spring, AHIMA members were focusing on these and other big issues. At Team Talks meetings across the country, members were talking. And AHIMA was listening.
During the month of March, members of AHIMA....

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.....

Taking The Doctoral Challenge: Educators Push HIM Professionals to Add PhD to Credentials

Author: Brodnik, Melanie S.; Valerius, Joanne D; Watzlaf, Valerie J.M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2013



The push toward graduate education in health information management (HIM) is becoming a reality as more universities and colleges develop or explore launching HIM and informatics graduate curricula. Fundamental to offering these programs is the need for doctorally prepared HIM-credentialed....

Suggested Readings

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA bibliography

Publication Date: January 11, 2001


The following list of commonly used textbooks in health information management educational programs is provided as a courtesy for exam candidates. It is not meant to be a comprehensive listing of available HIM textbooks nor it is a comprehensive listing of references used for the RHIA or RHIT e....

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....

Status of Graduate Education Programs in Health Information Management

Author: Brodnik, Melanie S.; Bean, Betty; Hickey, Christie; Massey, Olivia; Ritchie, Carissa

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998



The growing complexity of information needs in the delivery of quality healthcare at low cost has contributed to educational reform in health information management (HIM) and the need for advanced professional preparation of HIM practitioners. In 1997, AHIMA published curriculum mode....

Spotlight on Education and Training

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2007


It’s September, and students are back in school. Therefore the first Journal issue of the fall focuses on education. When we discuss education at AHIMA, we always think in two dimensions: the academic preparation of HIM experts and continuing education for those already in the field. The....

Skills for an e-HIM Environment

Author: Fenton, Susan H.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2006


Preparing for e-HIM® will likely require education and training, as HIM professionals may encounter concepts and applications they may not have studied in their HIM programs. The following chart lists some skills and technologies used in e-HIM and lists outlets where training may be found.

Setting Our Sights Vision 2006 Yields An Action Plan

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: January 1998


Thoughtful analysis. Decisive strategies. Critical action. In this most compact form, these three phrases describe Vision 2006, the AHIMA strategy to move the health information management (HIM) profession into the future.
Vision 2006 was created in 1996 during a strategic planning sessio....

SEER's Training Web Site

Author:

Source: External web site

Publication Date: January 01, 2004

Web-based training modules for cancer registration and surveillance. When complete, will comprise 12 training modules, each covering a particular cancer registration training subject. The site is under continual development.

Scientific Revision to the Instruction Plan for Health Information Management Specialty Students at Beijing Health School

Author: Jiang, Wan

Source: IFHRO Congress | AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 15, 2004

Abstract
In order to achieve a sophisticated instruction and a much more efficient training program, Beijing Health School revises the instruction plan for health information management students annually. The principle in revising is to make the program suit the requirements of the career mar....

Salute to PPE Site Managers

Author: Chenoweth, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2017



For college seniors, May is the time when the job search intensifies—putting the finishing touches on the resume, buying that new interview suit, and making connections with alumni.


The professional practice experience (PPE) is an important part of student education and is a....

Retooling HIM Education for an "E" World

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2005


While e-HIM™ offers exciting improvements in information sharing and efficiency, it also presents great challenges in terms of redefining workflow and jobs, maintaining privacy and confidentiality, and educating consumers about the use of health information. E-HIM also demands transformat....

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....

Projects Help Students Prepare for e-HIM

Author: Eramo, Lisa A

Source: Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: February 2015



The technical, legal, and collaborative aspects of information governance had always appealed to Kristi Lundgren, MS, RHIA. Although Lundgren, a former graduate student at the College of St. Scholastica, had studied about the importance of governing data in an electronic environment, she c....

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....

Perceptions of Health Information Management Educational and Practice Experiences

Author: Bates, Mari; Black, Clarence; Blair, Franchesica; Davis, Laquanda; Ingram, Steven; Lane, DaQuandra; McElderry, Alicia; Peagler, Bianca; Pickett, Jamie; Plettenberg, Cheryl A; Hart-Hester, Susan

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2014


Abstract


Introduction:Undergraduate students’ progress toward achievement of learning outcomes and entry-level competencies is an essential ingredient in efforts to meet the needs of the evolving national healthcare information infrastructure. Therefore, studies to evaluate....

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....

Passion for Learning

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2006


Lifelong learning is a key responsibility of professionals in all fields. Professional development is the focus this month because it’s important for each of us to periodically reflect on how well we are doing. In this issue, experts discuss the importance of professional development planning,....

Online Education: Tackle the Unknown

Author: Embrey, Brenda

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001




Introduction

Online education is the perfect continuing education medium for health information professionals. Becoming widely accepted by many, this type of information dissemination "fits like a glove" for members of a profession for whom computer presentation of informat....

New Roles, New Responsiblities

Author: Ball, Marion J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1999


As healthcare changes, HIM professionals must act as individuals to keep pace with the transformation. Educational changes in HIM curricula are evolving, but HIM professionals must take responsibility for their education to take advantage of opportunities presented by new information....

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....

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....

Master of Health Information Management Students’ First-Year Experiences: A Case Study

Author: Dolezel, Diane; Clisbee, Mary; McLeod, Alexander

Source: Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management

Publication Date: October 2016


Abstract


The purpose of this study was to examine first-year students’ experiences in a new Master of Health Information Management (MHIM) program. The first year in a college program is challenging for students. Specifically, first-year students’ attrition from MHIM programs is a....

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