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Bringing Patients and Their Information Together

Author: Lane, Pamela

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2017



In July, AHIMA unveiled the first-of-its kind Patient Request for Health Information Model Form, which you can find online. Developed by two AHIMA practice councils, the form is designed to be a plain-language document that explains to consumers their right to access health information fro....

Advancing HIIM Professionals in Informatics and Data Analytics

Author: Cain, Jeannine Pugh; Clack, Lesley; Flanigan, Jill; Houser, Shannon H.; Kadlec, Lesley; VanSlyke, Daniel; Zeglen, Margie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2017


Health informatics and information management (HIIM) is a rapidly changing profession. Core competencies of fundamental AHIMA certifications, such as the RHIA or RHIT, create a strong foundation for pursuing employment in a variety of high-demand positions. Today’s fast-paced technology l....

Legacy of the ‘First Lady of HIM’ Lives on through Grace Award: AHIMA Founder Grace Whiting Myers’s Work Set Stage for Award Winners to Thrive in HIM

Author: Land, Daniel

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2017



The transient nature of memory is greatly influenced by the passage of time, and successive generations often possess only a vague knowledge of what came before them. Thus is the case of Grace Whiting Myers. Many health information management (HIM) professionals today know little about the....

Data Analytics and Informatics are Two Separate Disciplines (And Why This Matters to HIM)

Author: Clack, Lesley; Houser, Shannon H.; Kadlec, Lesley; Mikaelian, Raymound; Tabisula, Braden; Zeglen, Margie

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2017



Integral to this era of paperless electronic health records (EHRs) are the disciplines of data analytics and informatics. The vast volumes of electronic data woven from a multitude of systems, registries, and remote technologies creates promising career opportunities for health data analyt....

Grow as a Manager by Building Strong Relationships

Author: Chenoweth, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2017



The relationships that you form with each of your direct reports are central to your ability to fulfill your three core responsibilities as a manager: Create a culture of feedback, build a cohesive team, and achieve results collaboratively.


But these relationships do not foll....

New Request for Health Information Form Relieving ROI Headaches: Improving Patient Access to Records Currently a Hot Topic in the Healthcare Industry

Author: Butler, Mary

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2017



Contemporary Americans are not as nomadic as our prehistoric ancestors were—we aren’t subject to the whims of the food chain, following herds of bison across the Great Plains. When we travel we take cross-country road trips and flights for the fun of it, or in search of higher-....

House of Delegates 2016 to 2017 Year in Review

Author: Lemery, Chrisann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2017



The 2016-2017 YEAR has been busy and engaging for the members of the House of Delegates (House) as we build on the present and prepare for the future, working to guide the health information management (HIM) profession through its work in the healthcare industry.


The House....

Change, Challenge, and Opportunity

Author: Lane, Pamela

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: September 2017



Although change can be difficult, it always comes with opportunity. As members of the ever-evolving HIM community, we are uniquely prepared to meet the challenges that come with change as we continue to move toward reaching our profession’s strategic goals.


As interim....

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