Carol Lewis has been a long-time member of AHIMA, starting in the 1950s. She looks back at how the profession has evolved over the decades.
In recent years, the US has seen a number of devastating natural disasters—a trend that experts expect to continue. As the nimbleness with which providers can respond to these circumstances is put to the test, HIM professionals are in a position to greatly assist provider response and enable the swift treatment of evacuees and other groups impacted by storms through their involvement with HIEs.
In the decades from the 1960s to present day, AHIMA and its members have continuously paved the way in an evolving profession vital to the modern healthcare industry.
The decades from the 1920s to the 1950s saw AHIMA and its members finding their footing in a newly expanding profession, as members organized and collaborated on the national, state, and regional level—working together to both define and strengthen the role medical record librarians played in healthcare.
There are substantial—and growing—costs to inaccurate patient matching. Learn how a groundbreaking solution can improve match rates, thereby improving healthcare data exchange.
At the heart of our healthcare system, inaccurate data drives inefficiency, errors, avoidable administrative strain, and increased costs. How are HIM professionals using informatics to improve the care provided to patients?