e-HIM Job Descriptions
Electronic practice is changing HIM roles and requirements, and that means job descriptions are changing, too. The online version of the August practice brief “e-HIM Practice Transformation” includes two additional, Web-only appendixes offering resources for writing new job descriptions.
Appendix A provides a sample format for an e-HIM job description, while appendix B outlines sample job descriptions of new HIM roles.
The roles came from an informal survey conducted among members of AHIMA’s HIM Practice Transformation e-HIM Workgroup in January 2005 and Electronic Health Records Practice Council in 2010. The roles are just a few of the positions held in the e-HIM world across the US today that are filled by experienced HIM professionals and new graduates. It should not be considered a comprehensive list.