Health information exchanges (HIEs) and their business models are continuously evolving, but a new report sheds light on how these entities are currently organized and staffed.
The research was conducted by AHIMA and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) who teamed up to explore both current and planned HIE staffing models. “The results of this analysis will serve those who are seeking employment focused on data exchange or HIE activities, including those exploring opportunities in education, training and certification to enhance their knowledge and skills in this area,” the report says.
In this video extra, Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education Executive Director Claire Dixon-Lee, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, CPH, talks about the state of health informatics in HIM.
Healthcare and health information technology (health IT) are undergoing transformative change at an unprecedented pace. Strategic planning has become a major discussion point among CIOs, CTOs, CMIOs, and IT Directors. It is imperative to view health IT strategically from an IT management perspective. Based on developing and institutionalizing health information and health IT strategic planning for large-scale integrated healthcare organizations, lessons learned can be distilled to 10 practices.
Coverage of AHIMA’s 83rd Convention and Exhibit in Salt Lake City continues in AHIMA Today. At a press conference on Monday, AHIMA announced its “HIM Jobs [...]
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.
This month the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT expects 2,280 health IT professionals to graduate from the Community College Consortia to Educate Health [...]
A new Web site launched by the National Conference of State Legislatures tracks health IT legislation introduced in states related to the Affordable Care Act. The [...]
HIM professionals should embrace sweeping changes to the healthcare industry—like EHRs, ICD-10, and ARRA—as a chance to help improve the provider and patient experience, says Bonnie Cassidy, 2011 AHIMA president, in this video interview.