Journal of AHIMA Receives Multiple ASHPE Awards

The American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors has issued the Journal of AHIMA several awards for editorial excellence.

The April 2012 magazine cover titled “The New Privacy Officer” won the ASHPE 2013 Awards Competition Gold Award for best cover—computer generated.  This issue of the magazine, including the cover story, focused on privacy and security issues. From a distance the cover looks like a regular fingerprint, but up close the fingerprint is actually made up of health information management terms relating to security.


The June 2012 article “ICD-10 Delay Impacts All Sectors of Healthcare” won the Silver Award for best opening page/spread—computer generated. This cover story spread discussed the ICD-10-CM/PCS deadline delay announced in 2012. In the image, the regulations, rules, and other important topics and issues that AHIMA members were waiting for in the health information management field were placed on an airport flight board.

The “status” column in the image reflected the respective topics’ current state of implementation in the US (ongoing implementation, impending deadline, undetermined delay, etc.). This state of waiting underscored the industry-wide surprise at the announcement of the ICD-10 delay, with the article discussing how these delays impact the healthcare industry’s professionals. A nod to AHIMA members was included by adding the association’s annual convention luggage tag to the depicted traveler’s luggage. View a high resolution image here: 12JuneICD10_spread



The August 2012 issue titled “Higher Tech Education” was issued the Silver Award for best overall use of graphics. A “special issue” of the Journal featuring more features and artwork, this issue offered a diverse mix of feature article images, from the futuristic imagining of what HIM could look like in “Health Information Management 2025,” to the fun and comic illustrations in “Not Your Average Encounter: Quirky ICD-10 Codes.” View the entire issue here and a high resolution of the below image here: 12Aug_HiRes


Each of the award winning publications were designed by Jill Blacketer, Journal of AHIMA production manager and graphic designer.

ASHPE is an association of healthcare publication editors that works to foster the highest ethical standards in editorial management, rewards excellence in publication development and editorial performance, and serves as an authority on evolving trends in the healthcare publishing sector. A complete list of 2013 ASHPE award winners is available here.


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