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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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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,....

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....

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....

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....

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.

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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