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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.....

Will IG replace HIM?

Author: Washington, Lydia

Source: AHIMA blog post | Journal of AHIMA - website

Publication Date: December 28, 2015



I hear this question all the time from new as well as veteran HIM professionals. Especially now that the implementation of ICD-10-CM has come and gone (mostly with nothing more than a whimper, I might add, largely due to the exceptional planning and organization skills of great HIM profess....

The EHR’s Impact on Staffing Models

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2011


As facilities transition from paper to electronic records, HIM departments must review job functions and staffing models. EHRs enable automation and ease of access and affect how the HIM department operates.
From Clerical to Qualitative

In an electronic environment paper HIM fu....

Why Standards Should Matter to HIM Professionals

Author: Warner, Diana

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2014



Editor’s note: This article introduces Standards Strategies, a new Journal of AHIMA department that will provide guidance to HIM professionals on applying health data standards in areas including business, clinical care, and compliance.


AHIMA has always been committed t....

Managing the Virtual HIM Department

Author: Walls, Laura Lane

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2004


In the new world of remote work forces, old management principles still apply. The trick is to apply them in entirely new ways.
Many health information management professionals don’t work anywhere near their “place” of employment.
They are remote workers, performin....

Tools for Lifelong Learning

Author: Vukovljak, Lana; King, James W.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2004


Skills don’t last long in today’s workplace—a major reason is technology. Luckily, technology makes it easier to keep skills current.
The knowledge required to maintain a job and to keep job skills at peak intensity keeps changing, and the rate of change keeps accelera....

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