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Planning Ahead for 2017 and Beyond

Author: Martin, Melissa

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2016

Since I am halfway through my term as AHIMA’s President, I wanted to take some time this month to reflect on the work AHIMA’s Board of Directors has done thus far.

We hit the ground running in January at our first board meeting of the year, where we discussed our 2016 quar....

Visualizing Information Governance

Author: Journal of AHIMA Staff

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2015

Information governance (IG)—like so many concepts in health IT and health information management—can be hard to understand, visualize, and articulate. Fortunately, AHIMA has developed an infographic that helps with all three. From defining IG to demonstrating how and why it works, t....

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....

HIM on the World Stage

Author: Frawley, Kathleen A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2013

The 17th General Assembly and World Congress of the Information Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) was held May 12-15 in Montreal, Canada. There were over 500 attendees representing over 30 countries. Before the conference officially started, an all-day sessi....

Strategic Initiatives Embrace HIM’s Future

Author: Frawley, Kathleen A.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2013

The health information management (HIM) profession will continue to see constant and increasing change in 2013. While HIM professionals continue to work to define and evolve their roles and career pathways, AHIMA has been working on the best ways to support and lead the change. As part of....

Results of 2009 CSA Environmental Scan Show Top Trends


Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 2009

A key end result of the CSA Environmental Scan process is that the AHIMA Board of Directors will use the findings—which reflect hundreds of members’ reactions to the issues—to help guide their strategic planning efforts. The Environmental Scan results are an invaluable resource as the board charts the strategic direction of the organization and makes decisions on deploying the association’s resources.

Vision 2016 and Beyond


Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008

House of Delegates Keeps Eye on Future

Members of AHIMA’s House of Delegates voted on resolutions and discussed issues that will have far-reaching implications for all members in years to come.

The House voted on three resolutions related to HIM issues. The group also discus....

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....

Celebration, Engagement, and Impact: HIM in 2006

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2006

This month AHIMA’s 78th Convention and Exhibit will address a wide range of HIM issues. In my career, I have attended more than 30 AHIMA conventions, and I am always struck by the growing breadth of HIM practice issues.

It was a privilege to reflect on the accomplishments of t....

Building a More Inclusive Membership

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: April 2006

Five years ago the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 49 percent increase in the number of HIM jobs between 2000 and 2010. An impressive increase, true. But that was before...
... e-HIM® really took off;
... President Bush called for widespread adoption....

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