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2018 AHIMA Health Information Management Curricula Competencies

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) developed the 2018 AHIMA Health Information Management Curricula Competencies Model.

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. 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.

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Associate Bloom's Level Baccalaureate Bloom's Level Graduate Bloom's Level
I.1. Describe health care organizations from the perspective of key stakeholders. 2 I.1. Compare diverse stakeholder perspectives through the delivery of health care services. 5 I.1 Assess healthcare delivery systems across diverse stakeholder perspectives. 5

I.2. Apply policies, regulations, and standards to the management of information.

3 I.2. Analyze strategies for the management of information. 4 I.2. Develop strategies for the management of information. 6
I.3. Identify policies and strategies to achieve data integrity. 3 I.3. Evaluate policies and strategies to achieve data integrity. 5 I.3. Develop strategies to achieve data integrity with data governance standards. 6

I.4. Determine compliance of health record content within the health organization.

5

I.4. Recommend compliance of health record content across the health system.

5

I.4. Integrate health record requirements across the health industry. 5
I.5. Explain the use of classification systems, clinical vocabularies, and nomenclatures. 2 I.5. Utilize classification systems, clinical vocabularies, and nomenclatures. 3 I.5. Analyze the impact of classification systems, clinical vocabularies, and nomenclatures on the healthcare continuum. 5
I.6. Describe components of data dictionaries and data sets. 2 I.6. Evaluate data dictionaries and data sets for compliance with governance standards. 5

I.6. Design data dictionaries in compliance with governance standards.

6
I.6. DM Evaluate data dictionaries and data sets for compliance with governance standards. 3        

Associate DM: Competency for Associate Degree Data Management Track

Associate RM: Competency for Associate Degree Revenue Management Track

Associate: The DM and RM competencies are to be completed in addition to all other competencies, specific to the program’s chosen specialization.

Curricula Guidance is provided in a separate document.

To request additional resources, for academic curriculum consultation or questions regarding academic curricula please contact: academic.affairs@ahima.org

Associate Bloom's Level Baccalaureate Bloom's Level Graduate Bloom's Level
II.1. Apply privacy strategies to health information. 3 II.1. Recommend privacy strategies for health information. 5 II.1. Develop privacy strategies for health information. 6
II.2. Apply security strategies to health information. 3 II.2. Recommend security strategies for health information. 5 II.2. Develop security strategies for health information. 6
II.3. Identify compliance requirements throughout the health information life cycle. 3
II.3. Analyze compliance requirements throughout the health information life cycle.
4 II.3. Determine compliance requirements throughout the health information life cycle. 5

To request additional resources, for academic curriculum consultation or questions regarding academic curricula please contact: academic.affairs@ahima.org

Associate Bloom's Level Baccalaureate Bloom's Level Graduate Bloom's Level
III.1. Apply health informatics concepts to the management of health information. 3 III.1 Examine health informatics concepts for the management of health information. 4 III.1 Recommend solutions using health informatics strategies. 5
III.2. Utilize technologies for health information management. 3 III.2. Analyze technologies for health information management. 4

III.2. Perform data analysis of health information within a statistical application.

4

 

III.3. Calculate statistics for health care operations. 3

III.3. Interpret statistics for health services.

5 III.3. Present data visually through a computerized application. 6
III.4. Report health care data through graphical representations. 3 III.4 Examine health care findings with data visualizations. 4 III.4. Propose a research initiative for organizational effectiveness. 6
III.5. Describe research methodologies used in health care. 2 III.5. Compare research methodologies pertaining to health care. 5 III.5 Create organizational knowledge with database management techniques. 6
III.6. Describe the concepts of managing data. 3 III.6. Manage data within a database management system. 5 III.6. Recommend organizational strategies in relation to the exchange of health information. 5

III.7. Summarize standards for the exchange of health information.

2

III.7 Identify standards for exchange of health information.

3    
III.6. DM Manage data within a database system. 5        

III.7. DM Identify standards for exchange of health information.

3        

Associate DM: Competency for Associate Degree Data Management Track

Associate RM: Competency for Associate Degree Revenue Management Track

Associate: The DM and RM competencies are to be completed in addition to all other competencies, specific to the program’s chosen specialization.

Curricula Guidance is provided in a separate document.

To request additional resources, for academic curriculum consultation or questions regarding academic curricula please contact: academic.affairs@ahima.org

Associate

Bloom's Level

Baccalaureate Bloom's Level Graduate

Bloom's Level

IV.1. Validate assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes and groupings in accordance with official guidelines.

3 IV.1. Evaluate assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes and groupings in accordance with official guidelines. 5 IV.1. Evaluate assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes and groupings in accordance with official guidelines. 5

IV.2. Describe components of revenue cycle management and clinical documentation improvement.

2

IV.2. Manage components of the revenue cycle. 5 IV.2. Manage components of the revenue cycle. 5
V.3. Summarize regulatory requirements and reimbursement methodologies. 2 IV.3. Evaluate compliance with regulatory requirements and reimbursement methodologies. 5 IV.3. Evaluate compliance with regulatory requirements and reimbursement methodologies. 5
IV.1. RM Determine diagnosis and procedure codes and groupings according to official guidelines. 5        
IV.2. RM Evaluate revenue cycle processes. 5        
IV.3. RM Evaluate compliance with regulatory requirements and reimbursement methodologies. 5        

Associate DM: Competency for Associate Degree Data Management Track

Associate RM: Competency for Associate Degree Revenue Management Track

Associate: The DM and RM competencies are to be completed in addition to all other competencies, specific to the program’s chosen specialization.

Curricula Guidance is provided in a separate document.

To request additional resources, for academic curriculum consultation or questions regarding academic curricula please contact: academic.affairs@ahima.org

Associate Bloom's Level Baccalaureate Bloom's Level Graduate Bloom's Level
V.1. Apply legal processes impacting health information. 3 V.1. Comply with legal processes impacting health information. 5 V.1. Assess legal processes impacting health information. 5
V.2. Demonstrate compliance with external forces. 3

V.2. Evaluate compliance with external forces.

5

V.2. Develop strategies for compliance with external forces.

6
V.3. Identify the components of risk management related to health information management. 3 V.3. Analyze components of risk management as related to a health organization. 4 V.3. Evaluate risk management strategies across the health continuum. 5

V.4. Identify the impact of policy on health care.

3 V.4. Analyze the impact of policy on health care. 4 V.4. Evaluate the impact of policy on health care. 5

 

     

V.5. Recommend strategies for detecting and preventing health care fraud.

5

To request additional resources, for academic curriculum consultation or questions regarding academic curricula please contact: academic.affairs@ahima.org

Associate Bloom's Level Baccalaureate Bloom's Level Graduate Bloom's Level
VI.1. Demonstrate fundamental leadership skills. 3

VI.1. Facilitate fundamental leadership skills.

4 VI.1. Leverage fundamental leadership skills. 5
VI.2. Identify the impact of organizational change. 3 VI.2. Assess the impact of organizational change. 5 VI.2. Recommend strategies for organizational change. 5
VI.3. Identify human resource strategies for organizational best practices. 3 VI.3. Analyze human resource strategies for organizational best practices. 4

VI.3. Determine human resource strategies for organizational best practices.

5

 

VI.4. Utilize data-driven performance improvement techniques for decision making. 3

VI.4. Leverage data-driven performance improvement techniques for decision making.

5 VI.4. Formulate data-driven decisions to meet strategic goals. 6
VI.5. Utilize financial management processes. 3 VI.5. Verify financial management processes. 4 VI.5. Recommend financial management processes. 5
VI.6. Examine behaviors that embrace cultural diversity. 4 VI.6. Examine behaviors that embrace cultural diversity. 4 VI.6. Recommend strategies that promote cultural diversity. 5
VI.7. Assess ethical standards of practice. 5 VI.7. Assess ethical standards of practice. 5 VI.7. Develop strategies based on ethical standards of practice. 6
VI.8. Describe consumer engagement activities. 2 VI.8. Facilitate consumer engagement activities. 4 VI.8. Assess consumer engagement activities. 5
VI.9. Identify processes of workforce training for health care organizations. 3

VI.9. Facilitate training needs for a healthcare organization.

4 VI.9. Propose a training program for a health care work force. 6
    VI.10. Compare project management methodologies to meet intended outcomes. 5 VI.10. Recommend project management methodologies to meet intended outcomes.

5

To request additional resources, for academic curriculum consultation or questions regarding academic curricula please contact: academic.affairs@ahima.org

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