AHIMA cultivates the development of the HIM profession through academic curriculum, accreditation of programs, and credentialing of professionals. This collaboration reflects and leverages education to reflect the changing healthcare workforce. Educators are a key element to AHIMA’s capacity to develop the workforce of the future for its members.
“It is only through collaboration that the goals in this plan can be achieved” Executive Summary, AHIMA 2014-2017 Strategic Plan. AHIMA could not be the strong organization it is today without its volunteers and industry allies. AHIMA will continue to provide tools, education and resources to empower HIM professionals to become the healthcare leaders of the future.
AHIMA’s Academic Affairs provide academic resources to ensure faculty are prepared to meet the current workforce demands and educate the HIM profession of the future.
In addition to supporting the educator community, Academic Affairs supports the Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) and the CEE workgroups. Further, Academic Affairs is committed to developing and identifying educational pathways to allow AHIMA’s members and HIM professionals to be valued in the market place.
In 2014, the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) adopted curricula requirements created by the Council for Excellence in Education (CEE). All CAHIIM accredited programs must implement the 2014 curricula requirements by August 2017. For details on the competencies and requirements visit CAHIIM.
The CEE has developed a tool-kit to assist programs with the transition to the 2014 competencies. Current CAHIIM program applicants, programs in candidacy or those already CAHIIM approved have access to additional program development tools in CourseShare.
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