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Internet: Your Job Search Partner

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 1998


If you're hoping to make that next big career move soon, don't forget to make the Internet one of your first stops. Check out these online resources for job hunters:
The AHIMA Communities of Practice web site includes career management articles from AHIMA Advantage.

Major job d....

Communication Skills: Keys to Your Success

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 1998


Are you an effective communicator? It's one of the most essential job skills in the workplace -- and just as important as any technical training.

Meetings and memos, lunches and presentations, water cooler gossip and e-mail. Although it takes many forms, we communicate with colleague....

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....

Taking the Plunge: Deciding to Return to School

Author: Welch, Julie J.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998


Perhaps you are pondering the idea of going back to school. You may be filled with excitement at the prospect—or you may be asking yourself why you would want to do such a thing. Regardless of your level of education or job experience, lifelong learning can yield valuable rewards.....

Commitment to Change Creates New Opportunities

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998


If you want to be an agent of change, sometimes you must first change your own life. That's a lesson Debra Harris, MA, RRA, has learned.

Harris, director of health information services at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA, began the process when she decided that continui....

Funding Your Education--An Overview

Author: Sharf, Jerry

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1998


Financial considerations are an important part of any decision to continue education. Here's a guide to navigating the many financial aid options available for postsecondary education.
College and training programs can be expensive, and for the most part, students take the r....

Off the Beaten Path

Author: Blumenthal, Jane E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 1998


Karen Simpson, RRA, health information specialist at Greenstone Healthcare Solutions, Kalamazoo, MI, a disease management company spawned from Pharmacia & Upjohn Inc., stepped right into the pharmaceutical industry upon graduation from college 15 years ago.
At the other end of the spectru....

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....

No Uncertain Terms

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 1998


HIM professionals think of classification systems such as ICD-9-CM as tools for everyday use. But these familiar systems are evolving and changing rapidly—as Donna Pickett, RRA, is well aware.

Pickett is medical systems administrator for the Office of Data Standards, ....

Forging New Relationships: HIM and Managed Care

Author: Blumenthal, Jane E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 1998


HIM professionals are blazing a trail in managed care in many roles. This article samples the perspectives of five practitioners, offering a glimpse of their work, their backgrounds, and the skills and experiences that have helped them manage their careers.
Managed care is....

Framework for Understanding HIM in Managed Care

Author: Kloss, Linda L

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 1998


The fundamental questions faced by HIM professionals in breaking into managed care are: "How is it different from institution-based HIM practice?" and "What do I need to know and learn to succeed?"

AHIMA's practice leadership staff is exploring these ques....

Your Job Search: Getting Ready for the Ride

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: March 1998


So you've decided to look for a new job. If it feels like you are setting off on a long road trip without a map -- and perhaps without a clear sense of your destination -- you are not alone. While many highly skilled and experienced professionals are excellent at what they do on the job, they m....

Power of Networking

Author: Stewart, Margaret

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 1998


As I look at my year as president of AHIMA, and all that I want to accomplish, my feeling is that I do not want to waste one day as I fulfill my commitments. One of my driving passions and goals is to enhance the position, respect, and perceived value of the HIM professional in the mar....

Taking Chances, Moving Forward

Author: Blumenthal, Jane E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 1998


Kathleen H. Stanfield, RRA, was so nervous when she first took on her current job as health information systems coordinator at the Austin Diagnostic Medical Center (ADMC) in Texas that she felt physically ill. "It was like closing my eyes and jumping into a fire," she says of....

Future of HIM: An Operational View

Author: Braden, James

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1998


What will HIM processes, departments, and the patient record look like 10 years from now? The author offers a view of HIM operations at an academic medical center with an eye for operational, organizational, and functional structure.
The health information management profession has been....

From Plan to Performance: Implementing Change

Author: Zender, Anne

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1998


Healthcare restructuring is happening everywhere these days—and Barbara Siegel, ART, knows this firsthand. She has helped to implement a hospitalwide reorganization that has affected nearly all of the facility's 3000 employees.

Siegel, director of medical records at T....

Fraud and Abuse: What You Can Do

Author: Prophet, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 1998



During AHIMA's National Convention, HIM professionals convened to network and share practical ideas on issues pertaining to fraud and abuse. While most of the participants worked in hospitals, other work settings, including colleges, consulting firms, and government agencies were als....

Career Management Strategies Beyond Traditional HIM Jobs

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: January 1998


Think about those New Year's resolutions you made not so long ago.

Did you promise yourself you would spend more time with your family this year? Get your finances in order? Find more satisfaction in your work? If so, maybe 1998 is a good year to "refresh" your career.


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Leading the Quest for Compliance

Author: Blumenthal, Jane E

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 1998


I am the proverbial optimist—if you think that way, everything will come true,” says Ruthann Russo, JD, ART, about her successful Bethlehem, PA-based health information management consulting firm, Cabot Marsh Corporation.

And you wouldn’t expect to hear anythi....

Configuring Compliance: A Professional Fit

Author: Manning, Susan C.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 1998


The development and implementation of compliance programs offer HIM professionals perfect opportunities to provide leadership and expertise. HIM professionals should be involved in these processes because the documentation of patient services is an essential part of the investigation and enfo....

Your Resume: A Checklist for Today's Trends

Author: Ellie, Perry E.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 1997



Does your resume work for you?


As the owner of a recruiting firm specializing in health information management, I critique hundreds of resumes each year. By employing the common sense ideas in this article you can enhance your resume, find the work of your dreams, and ch....

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