PREPARING ? Objective – Explain “why” behind

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PREPARING HEALTH
INFORMATION AND
INFORMATICS STUDENTS
FOR TOMORROW’S
WORKFORCE
Angela Campbell

Who we are, why we are here
? Target Audience
– Current Health
Information/Informatics
Educators
– New Health
Information/Informatics
Educators
? Objective
– Explain “why” behind
transformation of curriculum
– Discuss Draft Curriculum
revisions
– Address: What does this
mean?

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Technology is rapidly
changing our world
In the last 10 years
? E-commerce has transformed the way we shop
? Most people now use online banking today
? We receive our news electronically as it
happens
? You can conduct legal business online, without
an attorney
? Demand for online learning is tremendous.
? Ebooks replacing textbooks
? Internet users December 2007 – 1,319,000
December 2017 -4,146,000
? The Vatican has an app that prepares
Catholic’s for confession
? Viral videos on YouTube can lead to instant
fortune
? We can have an e -visit with our medical
provider or use a patient portal

Where do we
measure up?
? Job skills current?
? Has your role evolved?

HIM Reimagined White
Paper Recommendations
1. Increase number of AHIMA members who hold relevant graduate
degrees
2. In collaboration with other health and health -related organizations, in
the public and private sectors, build a mechanism to ensure
availability of research that supports health informatics and
information management
3. Increase the opportunities for specialization across all levels of the
HIM academic spectrum curricular revision, while retraining a broad
foundation in HIM and analytics
4. RHIA credential is recognized as the standard for HIM generalist
practice and RHIT (+Specialty) as the technical level of practice.

Charge for change –
To ensure current and
future HIM professionals are
prepared to be productive
and valuable in the rapidly
changing environments of
healthcare, technology, and
education
“People who end up with the good jobs are the proactive ones who are solutions to problems, not
problems themselves, who seize the initiative to do whatever is necessary, consistent with correct
principles, to get the job done.”
? Stephen R. Covey

Important Skills for the HIM Professional
Important Skill for Today
1. Medical Coding
2. Managing information privacy &
security
3. Analytical thinking
4. Ensuring data integrity
5. Critical thinking skills
6. Clinical documentation
improvement
7. EHR Management
8. Communication skills (written,
spoken, and/or presentation)
9. Problem solving skills
10. Sills in developing and
promoting HIM standards
Important Skills for Future
1. EHR Management Skills
2. Managing information privacy &
security
3. Analytical thinking
4. Critical thinking skills
5. Ensuring data integrity
6. Problem solving skills
7. Communication skills (written,
spoken, and/or presentation)
8. Clinical documentation
improvement
9. Leadership skills
10. Analyzing big data

Developing the 2018 Curriculum
2014
Curriculum set the path…
•Transition to Bloom’s Level for Competencies
•Curricular Considerations
2018
Curriculum
•Prioritized having a broader curriculum
•Transitioned from Curricular Considerations to Curricular Guidance
•Laddering and Transferability
•Supporting Body of Knowledge

Putting HIM into STEM
? Currently the HIM profession is not included in
STEM
? Health Information Management is a
combination of:
– Business
– Science
– Information technology
? The Graduate Resource Alliance is conducting
research on HIM as a STEM field

Degree Progression ;
Laddering
Associate
Data
Management –
or –
Revenue
Management
Baccalaureate
Data,
Application, or
System Analyst
Manager,
Director
Graduate
Data Analysis,
Data Architect
Leadership
Associate
Baccalaureate
Graduate

References
? American Health Information Management Association. (n.d.). HIM Reimagined. Retrieved September 15, 2018, from http://www.ahi ma. org/himr
? American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). (2017). HIM Reimagined Transformation starts with you. White pap er .
? American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). (2018). Associate level curriculum competencies, presented at Ass emb ly on Education Conference, Indianapolis, 2018.
? American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). (2018). HIM reimagined (HIMR) town hall, presented at American He alt h Information Management Association Convention, Miami, 2018.
? Belz , N, Millen, M, and Miller K. (2018). Curriculum competencies: the next generation, presented at Assembly on Education Confer enc e, Indianapolis, 2018.
? Dilhari , D. (2018). Graduate level curriculum competencies group discussion, presented at Assembly on Education Conference, Indianap oli s, 2018.
? Galocy , L. (2018). Baccalaureate curriculum competencies group discussion, presented at Assembly on Education Conference, Indianapo lis , 2018.
? Internet Trends 2018. Stats ; Facts in the U.S. and Worldwide. (2018, August 29). Retrieved September 5, 2018, from https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/vital -internet -trends/
? Kaiser, B. (2014, July 21). 10 Years of New Technology and How Our Lives Have Changed. Retrieved September 15, 2018, from https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/10 -years -of-new -technology -and -how -our -lives -have -changed

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