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AHIMA Urges State Legislators to Initiate HIM Programs

July 23, 2009
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The Chicago-based American Health Information Management Association is asking state legislators to lead the passage of statewide workforce legislation adding accredited health information management and health informatics bachelor’s degree programs to the lineup of science majors already offered by state-funded colleges and universities.

AHIMA says it is ready to support legislative and academic program development efforts with support from its Division of Policy and Government Relations and its Division of Education and Accreditation.

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I think this is a great idea. One trend I've been noticing is that although health information is on the forefront of Health care, Health Information Management (HIM) is being relegated to the background if not on the side. Health Information Management systems (HIM) go side by side with the IT part of any reform. Now, the Nurses in pushing Nurse Informatics - on the front part of discussions, although how clinical they may be, the information gathered and how the different processes come together are really Information Management.

I hope that more colleges and universities will be offered not only by state-funded colleges and universities but also the private ones.


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