In support of the American Health Information Management Association’s (“AHIMA’s”) mission of enriching and promoting of the Health Information profession as a professional society, AHIMA accepts applications from students currently enrolled in an accredited academic institution requesting AHIMA member data and surveys to post to our members for student research purposes.
The Academic Research Workgroup of the CEE was charged with the purpose to Expand research activities in Health Information and has developed a research request and peer review process to provide a mechanism by which AHIMA faculty and student members who are completing research as part of an academic program requirement (such as Master’s Thesis, or Doctoral Dissertation) may request limited aggregate data sets, or approval to use AHIMA channels for distribution of data collection instruments.
In support of the American Health Information Management Association’s (“AHIMA’s”) mission of enriching and promoting of the Health Information profession as a professional society, AHIMA accepts applications from students currently enrolled in an accredited academic institution requesting AHIMA member data and surveys to post to our members for student research purposes only. In order to ensure the integrity of the process and the data requested, all applicants must follow these guidelines:
All requests must be submitted using the Student Research Request Form. No other types of requests will be accepted.
Results of surveys or data collected for the research does not represent the opinions or views of AHIMA, the AHIMA Foundation or AHIMA membership and is not sponsored or endorsed by AHIMA unless otherwise noted.
All requests must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the date required or will not be accepted.
AHIMA’s Research Review Committee will evaluate all requests and make recommendations to accept or deny the research requests in its sole and absolute discretion. Applicants will be notified via email within 30 days of submittal. Additional information or instructions may be requested at that time.
Requestors may be required to sign a Data Agreement form.
Completed data requests or launched surveys will be sent electronically or applicant will be notified via email of the status of the request.
Requestors must accept the AHIMA Academic Research Request Guidelines and submit an electronic application.
The application requires free text and upload of documents to verify member standing, advisor information, and complete prospectus. A template has been provided below to prepare for submission.
The CEE Research Review Committee will assign multiple blind peer reviewers to evaluate the prospectus of the request. Their feedback and recommendations will be provided to the AHIMA Research Review Committee who will authorize or decline the request of data release or data instrument dissemination.
The peer research review evaluation criteria are provided in the Academic Research Request Peer Evaluator Template below.