The ever-changing environment of healthcare requires a lifelong learning strategy for HIM professionals. Realigning your goals and objectives to direct some self-study and continuing education efforts in the data analytics direction can make a big difference.
The journey from coding professional to C-suite executive isn’t really as far as it seems—just ask Cheryl Harmon, MBA, CFO of St. Vincent Health. Last year, Harmon was named one of the CFOs of the year by the Indianapolis Business Journal.
For the second year in a row, AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, CAE, FAHIMA, has been named one of Health Data Management’s Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT.
Outside of the US, CDI programs are being implemented, leading to increased demand for CDI specialists and a keen interest in the CDIP credential.
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.