As technology grows so dose the HIM profession. With new innovating software being created, the HIM professional has more options then they did when the profession was first created. In my paper I will be discussing the History and mission of the AHIMA and its impact on newly HIM professional. I will discuss how the AHIMA vision will impact my life, and were I see my career as a HIM professional heading. I will touch on the AHIMA code of ethics and how they may effect me as a Health information Manager, and the vision I would like to take in this field.
The AHIMA was founded in 1928 by the American college of Surgeons when they first established the Association of record Librarians of North America. The AHIMA was created to improve health record quality, and the effective management of health data, so that healthcare providers could deliver quality care to the public. Throughout the decades there has been several name changes. In 1938 the Association changed its name to the American Association of Medical Record Librarians, then again in 1970 when it became the American Medical Record Association. The last name change came in 1991 to what all HIM professionals have come to know as the American Health Information Association. These name changes come as a reflection to the Associations process for moving forward with its knowledge and technology. The AHIMA mission for making this possible, is by transforming health data. The AHIMA is committed to developing HIM leaders throughout the profession. Recognizing that HIM professionals are health industry experts. AHIMA is advancing new software and technology, and the HIM professional are benefiting from this. The association is also encouraging the public to get involved in their own personal health records. The AHIMA forefathers paved the way, so that I as a soon to be emerging HIM professional, may have the right skills and tools needed to be successful in the career that they worked so...
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