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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....

Behavioral Health Organization's Journey to the EHR

Author: LePar, Kathleen

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 21, 2005


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....

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


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....

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....

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....

Coding Crosses into the Future


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....

Creating the Vision ... Facilitating the Results

Author: Keith, Ron

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 10, 2001


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....

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.

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....

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....

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