Despite their numerous transferrable and relevant skills, it’s hard to find many HIM professionals with “patient advocate” in their job title.
The AHIMA Foundation is responding to the growing industry shortage of experienced coding and HIM professionals by unveiling an apprenticeship standard and initiative along with succinct guidelines certified by the US Department of Labor.
Finding the sweet spot of “Where Education Meets Workforce” is the focus of its own AHIMA convention track taking place Monday afternoon. The track aims to highlight the symbiotic relationship between what happens in academic programs and workplace settings.
Without working knowledge in the IG field we will lose the opportunity for effective participation along with a notable place as leaders in IG. Other professionals will surely seize this moment should we fall behind in acquiring mastery.
The AHIMA Foundation is part of a consortium that just received a $7.1 million grant from the US Department of Labor to help promote apprenticeships in HIM and other related fields in the healthcare sector.