The US Department of Labor (DOL) has extended a program to better identify industry-recognized credentials that businesses look for when recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining employees. AHIMA credentials are being considered for the list, which will be integrated into DOL’s CareerOneStop certification database.
Many health information management professionals need to increase their data analytic skills in order to stay relevant at their facility, according to Richard Averill, senior vice president of clinical and economic research at 3M Health Information Systems.
On Sunday, more than 150 AHIMA student members attended the fourth annual Student Academy—more than twice the number of attendees from 2011. The goal of this interactive session was to give student members an opportunity to learn more about careers in health information management, discover certification pathways, and prepare them to make the most of their convention experience.
During the AHIMA Convention & Exhibit in Chicago, Student Advisory Council members from across the country gathered at Sunday’s Student Academy, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, to address their peers about career opportunities, to network, and to share their enthusiasm for the HIM profession.
A paradigm shift in the form of electronic health records has rocked the health information management (HIM) profession, opening up vast opportunity for innovation in HIM processes and products.
In this video, HIM professionals discuss how and why they decided to pursue an advanced degree, and the professional benefits that have come with their diploma.
AHIMA’s newly published draft HIM Core Model describes a robust set of functions and opportunities open to HIM professionals in the coming 10 years. It offers a new view of HIM that addresses changing practice roles, settings, and functions intended to foster a dialog on the future of the profession.
In a cancer patient’s darkest hour, patient navigator Mary Nespor, RHIA, is there to help. Piloting the complex healthcare system—doctor appointments, medications, insurance forms—can be a [...]