Journal of AHIMA – October 2009

The October 2009 cover article examines the provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that offer exceptional opportunities for HIM programs, individuals, and the profession as a whole. Other features report on how diversity in the HIM workforce can help reduce healthcare disparirities and how integral senior-level professional practice experiences are for HIM students.

Members may read all stories online in the AHIMA Body of Knowledge. Select features and practice briefs are also available publicly.


October 2009

  • ARRA and the HIM Workforce, by Genna Rollins
  • Reducing Healthcare Disparities: How HIM Workforce Diversity Helps, by Rachelle Stewart, DrPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Jennifer Hornung Garvin, PhD, RHIA, CTR, CPHQ, CCS, FAHIMA
  • Professional Practice Experience: Internships Open the Door to Real-World Lessons, by Chris Dimick
Practice Briefs
Working Smart
  • Integrating ARRA, by Sandra Nunn, MA, RHIA, CHP
  • Tackling ARRA’s Privacy Provisions, by LaVonne R. Wieland, RHIA, CHP
  • The Standards Value Chain, by Glen F. Marshall
  • The Consumer View of PHRs, by Loya Kelso, MS, and Ruth Walker, RHIA, CPHQ
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