In an effort to ensure the health information management workforce stays on track and continues to move into the jobs of the near future, AHIMA has launched a research study that aims to determine the education and credentials that will be needed by health informatics and information management professionals (HIIM) 10 to 20 years from now. The association is actively soliciting HIIM participants from all settings to take part in the study and subsequent survey.
In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems. This month features the conclusion to a two-part series discussing the unique challenges HIM professionals face in deploying EHRs customized to serve pediatric and adolescent providers.
Just because long-term and post-acute (LTPAC) care providers are exempt from the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program, it doesn’t mean clinicians in these facilities are immune to interacting with it.
AHIMA’s advocacy efforts against the delay of ICD-10 this spring were recently honored with a “Power of A” Silver Award by the American Society of Association Executives.
As adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and the exchange of health information has grown in recent years, so too has the need to make sure health IT systems can “talk” to each other. In a blog post introducing a paper on interoperability from ONC, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, explains that the agency has “heard loudly and clearly that interoperability is a national priority.”