Health information management (HIM) professionals considering getting a doctorate degree should be prepared for stress, hard work, the need to develop a thick skin, and possibly even the shedding of some tears. In her presentation, “So You Want to Get a PhD? The Fascination, Realisms, and Outcomes of Pursing a Doctoral Degree,” Lisa Campbell, PhD, CCS, CCS-P, CDIP, shared details of her humorous—and often brutally honest—journey in higher education.
Integrating leadership concepts into health information management (HIM) curriculum is as crucial to a student’s success as understanding basic industry principles. The most important thing an HIM educator can do is help students develop strength of character and integrity, a top educator said Wednesday, the final day of AHIMA’s Assembly on Education (AOE) conference.
Data and information governance practices have been recognized by industry thought leaders as the future of the HIM profession. As healthcare continues to implement electronic health record systems and other health IT, the importance of health information as a clinical and financial asset has increased. Healthcare employers are beginning to realize that data and information governance initiatives are the key to maximizing this asset, and have begun looking for employees who can manage and run these initiatives.
Although only one of Tuesday morning’s AHIMA Assembly on Education Symposium (AOE) presentations was titled “Innovate or Commiserate,” the phrase could have been the theme of this morning’s sessions.
Before we can govern, we need to know it is that we need to be governing. That was the message that underscored Monday’s presentation “Data Governance: What’s Under the Covers” delivered by Merida L. Johns, PhD, RHIA, and Linda Kloss, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, at AHIMA’s Assembly on Education in Chicago, IL.
Health information management (HIM) educators emphasized the growing need for HIM students to demonstrate proficiency in multiple analytics domains in order to adjust to major healthcare industry shifts and to find jobs at AHIMA’s Assembly on Education Symposium, held in Chicago, IL.