Why is the year 1928 significant?
Health Information Management became a recognized allied health profession in 1928.
Why is the year 1918 significant?
The Hospital Standardization Program was inaugurated by the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Which groups are elected to their positions by AHIMA members?
AHIMA Board of Directors, Members of Council on Certification, Members of CAHIIM
Which functions as the legislative body of AHIMA?
House of Delegates
What does CoP stand for?
Communities of Practice
Who has the final approval of AHIMA's code of ethics?
House of Delegates
Define CoP - Communities of Practice
A virtual network of AHIMA members for communicating via Web-based program managed by AHIMA . The CoP is open only to AHIMA members and provides member contact for quick problem-solving, support, advice, career-building tips, opportunities, sharing best practices, and searching for other members with similar interests and backgrounds; provides links to sites with specialized HIM information; includes professional library of HIM standards, guidelines, practice beliefs, and other resources. pg 17, 19 text
What purpose does the AHIMA foundation serve?
-promotes education and research in HIM
-philanthropic and charitable arm of AHIMA
-role is to envision the future direction and needs of the field
What is AHIMA's mission?
To be the professional community that improves healthcare by advancing best practices and standards for health information management and the trusted source for education, research, and professional credentialing.
What is AHIMA's primary function?
to promote accuracy, confidentiality and accessibility of health records.
What does AHIMA value and celebrate?
-AHIMA values a code of ethical HIM practice
-values public's right to private and high quality health information
-celebrates and promotes diversity
What was the primary goal of the Hospital Standardization Program?
to raise standards of surgical practice
What does AHIMA's accreditation program do?
it establishes standards for college curriculum
Who establishes standards for AHIMA's accreditation program?
What does RHIA stand for?
Registered Health Information Administrator
What does RHIT stand for?
Registered Health Information Technician (the higher credential would be RHIA)
What does CCA stand for?
Certified Coding Associate (the higher credential would be CCS)
What does CCS stand for?
Certified Coding Specialist
What does CCS-P stand for?
Certified Coding Specialist - Physician based
What does CHDA stand for?
Certified Health Data Analyst
What does CHPS stand for?
Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security
What does CDIP stand for?
Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (this is a new credential)
When did Health Information Management become a recognized allied health profession?
When was the Hospital Standardization Program was inaugurated by the American College of Surgeons?
1. a voluntary process of institutional or organizational review in which a quasi-independent body created for this purpose periodically evaluates the quality of the entity's work against preestablished written criteria; 2. a determination by an accrediting body that an eligible organization, network, program, group, or individual complies with applicable standards. By 1941 10 schools had been approved by ARLNA to provide training for medical record librarians - the precursor to the current accreditation sponsored by AHIMA under CAHIIM. pg 7 text
individuals interested in AHIMA purpose and willing to abide by the code of ethics are eligible for active membership. pg 16 text
What does ACS stand for?
American College of Surgeons
What is the American College of Surgeons (ACS)?
the organization that inaugurated the Hospital Standardization Program in 1918. pg 6 text
What does AHIMA stand for?
American Health Information Management Association
What is the American Health Information Management Association?
AHIMA. Originally started in 1928 under the name ARNLA and became AHIMA in 1991. AHIMA is a membership organization with the majority of members being credentialed HIM professionals working in and serving the healthcare industry and the public by managing, analyzing, and utilizing information for vital patient care and making it accessible to healthcare providers when and where it is needed. AHIMA's primary focus is to foster the professional development of its members through education, certification, and lifelong learning. pg 15 text
1. the process by which a duly authorized body evaluates and recognizes an individual, institution, or educational program as meeting predetermined requirements. 2. an evaluation performed to establish the extent to which a particular computer system, network design, or application implementation meets a prespecified set of requirements. pg 8 text
Code of Ethics
AHIMA's Code of Ethics stipulates that all members are to act in an ethical manner and comply with all laws, regulations, and standards governing the practice of HIM; as professionals they are expected to continually update their knowledge base and skills through CE and lifelong learning; HITs and managers are expected to promote high standards of HIM practice, education, and research; to promote and protect the confidentiality and security of health records and health information. (see Ch 13 for complete AHIMA Code of Ethics) pg 16 text
What does CAHIIM stand for?
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education pg 7 text
What is the function of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education?
(CAHIIM): the accrediting organization for educational programs in health informatics and information management. pg 7 test
What does CCHIIM stand for?
Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management pg 8 text
What is the function of the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management?
certifying organization for AHIMA - (CCHIIM): plays the "Board of Registration" role; original Board of Registration was instituted in 1933 with ARLNA. pg 8 text
What does CSA stand for?
Component state associations (CSAs): pg 20 text
What are the functions of the Component State Associations?
(CSAs): Component state associations are part of the volunteer structure of AHIMA; organized in every state plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico; CSAs provide members with local access to professional education, networking and representation; serves as a forum for communicating information relevant to national issues and keeping members informed of regional affairs that affect HIM. pg 20 text
the process of reviewing and validating the qualifications (degrees, licenses, and other credentials) of physicians and other licensed independent practitioners, for granting medical staff membership to provide patient care services. pg 21 text
Health Information Management
First recognized as an allied health profession in 1928. HIM is the collection, management, analyzation and organization of health records and information.
What does HIM stand for?
Health Information Management
What is the function of the House of Delegates?
An extremely important component of the volunteer structure of AHIMA that conducts the official business of the organization and functions as its legislative body. pg 19 text
the act of enrolling. pg 8 text