Since 2015, the AHIMA Foundation’s apprenticeship program has been working to help HIM professionals enter the workforce and gain skills on the job.
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.
The implementation of ICD-10 did result in a perceived loss of coding productivity, with a minimal dip in coding accuracy, according to a recent coding productivity and accuracy survey conducted by the AHIMA Foundation.
As coding resources continue to be scarce, having an in-house coding training program on any scale is a viable solution to meeting your facility’s coding needs.
The annual AHIMA Foundation Research Forum, which took place on Sunday in the convention center, provides an opportunity for the growing health informatics and information management (HIIM) research community to shine, and this year set the stage for the launch of a new HIIM research network.