2014 AHIMA Health Information Management Curricula Competencies
The 2014 AHIMA Curricula Competencies and all related resources, such as curricular considerations, Bloom’s Taxonomy (AHIMA revised), and curriculum mapping resources can be found on CourseShare.
2018 AHIMA Health Information Management Curricula Competencies
In response to the AHIMA’s HIM Reimagined (HIMR) initiative, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) developed the 2018 AHIMA Health Information Management Curricula Competencies and revised the required Bloom's Taxonomy levels. The competencies aim to align HIM education with the skills and knowledge required to meet long-term future HIM workforce needs.
Each academic level is comprised of six common domains, representing the areas of mastery important for all HIM students and practitioners, regardless of academic degree. At the associate degree level, programs can choose one or both specialty tracks which include Data Management and Revenue Management. The Supporting Body of Knowledge has been updated to include math and statistics.
Competencies are broadly written to allow for program flexibility and attainment of the required Bloom’s levels regardless of academic program. The competencies represent progression across all academic levels.
Domain I. Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance Domain II. Information Protection: Access, Use, Disclosure, Privacy, and Security Domain III. Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use Domain IV. Revenue Cycle Management Domain V. Health Law & Compliance Domain VI. Organizational Management & Leadership
Associate degree level academic programs may elect to teach one or both specialty tracks: Data Management (DM) and Revenue Management (RM). The DM and/or RM competencies are to be completed in addition to the competencies of the common domains listed above.
A new AHIMA-revised Bloom’s taxonomy table specifies the expected verb usage. In addition, Curriculum Guidance documents have been developed for each academic level to provide educators and professionals with suggested learning resources, examples and other ideas for developing competency. The Curriculum Guidance documents will be maintained separately, to provide greater flexibility to adapt content according to evolving program needs. This structure also allows programs to adjust their content based upon their program needs using the associated curriculum guidance. These resources and other tools are available on CourseShare.
The AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education has approved the 2018 AHIMA Health Information Management Curricula Competencies for implementation.
CAHIIM Curriculum Implementation Dates: 2018 AHIMA Health Information Management Curricula Competencies
Programs in the Continuing Accreditation program review process are using the 2014 AHIMA/Academic Competencies in effect when they began the process.
New HIM associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs applying for Candidacy Status after February 1, 2019 must implement the new 2018 AHIMA Health Information Management Curricula Competencies by the time of application submission.
Accredited Programs beginning in the 2020-2021 Program Review Cycle, must have the 2018 AHIMA Health Information Management Curricula Competencies implemented in all courses. These programs will be notified in 2020. The Self-Assessment documentation will be due in the CAHIIM Accreditation System in 2021 by the assigned date.
All remaining CAHIIM HIM Accredited programs must implement the 2018 AHIMA Health Information Management Curricula Competencies by the CAHIIM designated date in 2021. Visit the CAHIIM HIM page at http://cahiim.org/him/curriculumrequirements.html for more information and updates on the implementation of the 2018 Health Information Management Accreditation Standards for Associate and Baccalaureate Degree programs.
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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Annual Assembly on Education Symposium and Faculty Development Institute. Each year, more than 400 HIM educators attend to consider academic topics that transform today's students into tomorrow's dynamic healthcare industry leaders.
This year’s theme is “Building Pathways Through Education.” The agenda is packed with content to support curricula transition. For those that wish a more hands on training approach and guided assistance the following workshops may be of interest. View the agenda and learn more Here.
Educator Workshop (Convention): Preparing for 2018 HIM Curricula Transition
This program is for educators who wish to begin preparation for transition to the 2018 HIM Curricula Competencies.
This hands-on workshop requires educators to bring their printed syllabi including objectives, assessments and distinction of competency attainment.
Sunday September 15, 9-12 noon Chicago
Curricula Consultation services are now available.
AHIMA now offers curricula consulting to assist with developing new program curricula, transitioning to the 2018 AHIMA HIM curricula competencies, aligning with articulating programs or laddering your institutional programs.