2018 Education and Professional Development Guide

The 2018 Education and Professional Development Guide was published in the February 2018 Journal of AHIMA. This special advertising section is published to promote education and professional development resources. Click here to view the guide as a PDF download.

The below excerpt from the 2018 Education and Professional Development Guide describes why continuing education and professional development is vital in the ever-changing health information management industry:

“LIKE EVERY TECHNOLOGY- and information-focused industry, the health information management (HIM) profession has had to do some soul searching to keep up with the pace of change. AHIMA has been doing its part by researching workforce trends and identifying skills that HIM professionals will need in order to succeed in the near future.

 

That’s where HIM Reimagined (HIMR) comes in. HIMR is an AHIMA initiative that provides guidance on how to take the newly updated educational competencies and use them in the profession. A goal of HIMR is to help students and the workforce prepare for the “new” HIM of the future, centering on newer areas of specialization like data analytics, informatics, and information governance.”

 

Part of HIMR’s recommendation is that upcoming and current HIM professionals get additional education and professional development in these new areas of expertise—training that is offered by the vendors in this Resource Guide.

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