Journal of AHIMA Wins National Editorial Excellence Award

The Journal of AHIMA has won a national editorial excellence award issued by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

The magazine’s “Addendum” section was named the ASBPE 2013 bronze winner for the Best Humorous/Fun Department of the Year. Looking to have fun with the health information management industry, the Addendum department caps off the back page of each Journal of AHIMA issue with a light, yet informative, article.

For example in the August 2012 Addendum, one of two Addendum articles submitted for the award, a series of quirky healthcare codes included in the new ICD-10-CM/PCS code set were presented using humorous comic-style illustrations. The article conveyed to readers that the more extensive ICD-10-CM/PCS system has a code for everything that life can throw at an individual.

The award was presented during the 2013 ASBPE National Editorial Conference held in Oak Brook, IL, on Friday, July 26. Founded in 1964, ASBPE is a professional association for full-time and freelance editors, writers, art directors, and designers employed in the business, trade, and specialty press.

ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence program is one of the nation’s most competitive business-to-business, trade, association, and professional publications competitions. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters, and digital media—web sites, e-newsletters, digital magazines, and blogs. The competition is open to all US-based publications.

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