Advice for Getting a Doctoral Degree in HIM Without Losing Your Mind

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.

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Leadership Skills Should Be an Extension of HIM Curriculum, Educator Stresses

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.

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Helping Grads Grasp the Ins and Outs of Data Governance

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.

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