AHIMA Seeks Comments on Proposed Informatics Curricula

AHIMA is asking informatics practitioners and informatics educators to comment on its new set of graduate level health informatics competencies—which have been posted online—by October 3. Informatics and data analytics have been a major focus of AHIMA’s educational objectives, and serve as a pillar of the organization’s strategic plan. The proposed competencies are being posted for public review to ensure the end product is one that supports academic needs and promotes quality education in this growing field.

The new informatics competencies are organized into nine domains:

  1. Health Data Analytics
  2. Standards for Data Content, Information Exchange, and Interoperability
  3. Health Data Management
  4. Health Information Technology
  5. Program and Project Management
  6. Quality Improvement
  7. Organizational Development, Culture and Leadership
  8. Health Information Security
  9. Health Systems, Delivery, and Science

Additionally, AHIMA is in the process of developing a healthcare informatics credential which will cover many of the same domains, as well as data reporting, database management, and data analysis and utilization. Click here for a flyer containing more information about the forthcoming credential.

Individuals who want to share comments on the proposed informatics competencies are asked to submit their recommendations using a form that can be downloaded here.

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