Parsing the Language of Continuous HIM Education: CCHIIM, Credentials, Certificates, and Certifications
CCHIIM plays a key role in ensuring that today’s HIM professionals have the needed skills and competencies to navigate the healthcare landscape currently shifting under their feet. If an HIM professional wants to maximize their skills and knowledge—which AHIMA’s HIM Reimagined initiative strongly urges—AHIMA offers multiple ways to do that through certificates and certification programs.
Since coding production has stabilized following ICD-10 implementation, coding vacancies seem to be remaining open a little longer, and online discussion threads are full of “I have my credential but everyone is looking for experience” posts.
Artificial intelligence is such a hot topic, it has seemingly supplanted data science as the new subject of conversation on everyone’s minds. So is it hype, or is it a reality?
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 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.