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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

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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

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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....

Behavioral Health Organization's Journey to the EHR

Author: LePar, Kathleen

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

Introduction

Making the transition to an electronic health record (EHR) or, for the purpose of behavioral health organizations, an electronic client record (ECR) is a major undertaking for any organization. The ECR affects both quality and administrative aspects of the organization. It al....

E-HIM: Our Commitment to Lead

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2005



For the past two years, AHIMA’s report “Vision of the e-HIM® Future” has served as a touchstone in our rapidly adapting field. When published in 2003, the report painted a picture of evolving HIM roles and practice in a healthcare industry moving from paper to an elec....

Image Marketing: Putting a Face on HIM

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: October 2005


A new fall television season has begun, and it's filled with the usual fearless crime investigators, efficient emergency room doctors, and gritty defense lawyers. But HIM flies under the public's radar and in many respects is harder to define than "finds the bad guys," "saves lives" or "defends....

Strategic Planning: a Winning Play

Author: Brodnik, Melanie S.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2004

In April we look back at AHIMA’s own form of college basketball’s “March Madness”—Team Talks. The communication, collaboration, and networking of these meetings make all who attended national champs. The information shared at Team Talks is essential for achieving the A....

Applied Research: Examining our Body of Knowledge

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: March 2004


HIM practice is undergoing immense change with significant implications for the entire healthcare industry. In times like these, who do you call? ghostbusters-the energy in your department is just wacky
a headhunter-maybe a nice quiet job, like with the local fire department, would be a re....

Creating the Vision ... Facilitating the Results

Author: Keith, Ron

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001




Introduction

How do we define ourselves within the HIM profession? On the surface, when recognized within the workforce, the HIM profession is placed in its rightful spot: the traditional acute care roles. As we know, these roles may vary depending on educational levels and p....

Critical Expeditions

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2001


With the action items of Vision 2006 largely met and the image marketing campaign well underway, the Association is poised to undertake its next strategic venture—expeditions.

Through a series of critical expeditions, AHIMA will explore new ground for the HIM profession—from....

Image Marketing

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Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: 2001


AHIMA's image marketing campaign builds on the professional advancement tactics of Vision 2006 by taking the message of HIM professionals' expertise and competence out to the healthcare marketplace.



Specifically, the campaign centers on three primary objectives, which are to....

Exploring New Territory

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: February 2000


How far have we come? Where are we going next? As HIM enters a new era, a look back at Vision 2006 accomplishments reveals solid progress for the profession. As for where we're going next, get ready to cover new ground.

You won't need an SUV or any special equipment to go on AHIMA's....

Crystal Ball for Coding

Author: Johns, Merida L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2000


What will the future of coding look like? A special AHIMA task force has several ideas. What will really happen depends on how coders choose to respond. Here's an overview of the task force's findings, plus suggestions on how readers can make the most of possible career opportunities.
It....

Using Scenario Planning

Author: Fuller, Sandra R.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2000


Do you ever wish you had a crystal ball to see into the future? Are you frustrated when your boss can't give you a straight answer about what is going to happen? Will there be more budget cuts? Will your clinic merge with that integrated delivery system? Should you volunteer to take over regi....

Coding Crosses into the Future

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 1999


With all that's on your desk today, it's difficult to anticipate what changes are headed your way in the next year, let alone 10 years from now. But for a moment, as distant as it seems, consider what coding practice may look like on January 1, 2010.

It's a staggering question, one th....

Mobilizing to Do Adaptive Work

Author: Fletcher, Donna M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 1999


Can our visionary leaders solve our problems? Sometimes. But more often, the reality is the power to solve problems lies with us. This is the fundamental assumption of the "adaptive work" concept presented in this article—along with some real-life examples of HIM adaptive work in action.....

Imagine the Future of Coding

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 1999


How will coding be different in the year 2010? Pondering the coding practices of tomorrow is the job of AHIMA's Coding Futures Task Force. And though there's no crystal ball involved, trends that will have a substantial impact on the future can be identified today.

Remember the word p....

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....

Personal Action Plan

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: May 1998


How are you prepared professionally for the future? If you can't answer that question definitively then you need a "personal Vision 2006."

Having a personal Vision 2006 adds a new dimension to career planning. It's an ongoing process of self-assessment, analysis, and learning. It's a....

Take Another Look: Reexamining the Current Vision 2006 Action Plan

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: March 1998


At state and local meetings...on the Internet...and in workplaces throughout the US -- AHIMA members are talking about Vision 2006. And no wonder: Vision 2006 is the Association's strategic initiative to move the health information management (HIM) profession into the next century. In essence,....

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....

Vision 2006

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: January 1998


Vision 2006 was created in 1996 during a strategic planning session of the AHIMA Board of Directors. Starting with an extensive analysis of healthcare trends and membership data, the Board contemplated the rapid change occurring in the industry and, more specifically, in the HIM field. Quantify....

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....