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Mentor to Remember

Author: Skurka, Margaret A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2000

The old Army recruiting slogan "Be all that you can be" comes to mind this month as I challenge you to serve as an effective mentor or professional role model for a new HIM professional. With the untimely death of my mentor and program director Rita Finnegan, RHIA, CCS, this....

Resource We Can't Afford Not to Cultivate

Author: Fuller, Barbara P.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2001

How do we nurture our health information students and new professionals? I was prompted to ask myself this question after reading a recent letter from a new HIM graduate. This graduate was asking for a mentor and help in securing a job with a living wage.

Among other ways,....

Team Talk Participants Offer Ways to Make a Difference


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....

Beyond GPA: What Are HIM Students Really Thinking About?


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....

Make the Most of Professional Mentoring

Author: Siegel, Barbara

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2003

In classical mythology, the image of a mentor is based on the vision of Odysseus, who entrusted the care of his son to his friend. Mentor was a wise and faithful friend, a counselor, and advisor.

The attributes associated with mentorship come from this classical vision. Today,....

Coder Takes e-HIM to the People

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: October 2007

Interview with Bonnie Sher, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, and one of the first AHIMA members to join the Action Community for e-HIM® Excellence (ACE) program.

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