Journal of AHIMA – October 2009

The October 2009 cover article examines the provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that offer exceptional opportunities for HIM programs, individuals, and the profession as a whole. Other features report on how diversity in the HIM workforce can help reduce healthcare disparirities and how integral senior-level professional practice experiences are for HIM students.

Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Select features and practice briefs are also available publicly.

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October 2009

Features
  • ARRA and the HIM Workforce, by Genna Rollins
  • Reducing Healthcare Disparities: How HIM Workforce Diversity Helps, by Rachelle Stewart, DrPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Jennifer Hornung Garvin, PhD, RHIA, CTR, CPHQ, CCS, FAHIMA
  • Professional Practice Experience: Internships Open the Door to Real-World Lessons, by Chris Dimick
Practice Briefs
Working Smart
  • Integrating ARRA, by Sandra Nunn, MA, RHIA, CHP
  • Tackling ARRA’s Privacy Provisions, by LaVonne R. Wieland, RHIA, CHP
  • The Standards Value Chain, by Glen F. Marshall
  • The Consumer View of PHRs, by Loya Kelso, MS, and Ruth Walker, RHIA, CPHQ
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