Chapter 1: Health Information Technology: An Applied Approach

a voluntary process of institutional or organizational review in which a quasi-independent body created for this purpose periodically evaluates the quality fo the entity’s work agianst preestablished written criteria. 2. a determination by an accrediting body that an eligible organization, network, program, group, or individual complies with applicable standards
active membership
individuals intereseted in the AHIMA purpose and willing to abide by the Code ofEthics are eligible for active membership; active members in good standing shall be entitled to all membership privileges, including the right to vote.
American Academy of Professional Coders
The American Academy of Professional Coders provides certified credentials to medical coders in physician offices, hospital out-patient facilities, ambulatory surgical cetners, and in payer organizations
American Association of Medical Record Librarians (AAMRL)
The name adopted by the ASsociation of Record LIbrarians of North America in 1944 precursor of the American Health Information Management Association
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
The scientific and educational association of surgeons formed to improve the quality of surgical care by setting high standards for surgical educaiton and practice
American Health Information Management Association
The professional membership organization for managers of health record services and healthcare information systems as well as coding services; provides accreditation, certificaiton, and educational services
American Medical Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
previously known as the stimulus bill or HR1. the actions related to health information technolgoy are spread throughout the law; however, the bulk of the items ar ein Title XIII–Information Technology; also called Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act or HITECH
Association for Healthcare Documentation (AHDI)
Formerly the American Association for Medical Transcriptionist, the AHDI has a model curriculum for formal educational programs that includes the study of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical science, operative procedures, instruments, supplies, laboratoyr values, reference use and research techniques, and English grammar
Association of Record LIbrarians of North America (ARLNA)
Organization formed 10 years after the beginning of the hospital standardization movement whose original objective was to elevate the standards of clincial recordkeeping in hospitals, dispensaries, and other healthcare facilities; preucrosr of the Americna Health Information Management Association
the process by which a duly authorized body evaluates and recognizes an individual, institution, or educational program as meeting predetermined requirements 2. an evaluation performed to established the extent to which a particular computer syste, network design, or application implementation meets a prespecified set of requirements
Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (*CDIP)
An individual who has achieved specialized skills in the cancer registry
Code of Ethics
a statement of ethical principles regarding business practices and professional behavior
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
the accrediting organization for educational programs in health informatics and information management
Commission of Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM)
an independent body within AHIMA that serves the public and the profession by establishing and enforcing staqndards for the initial certificaiton and certificaiton maintenance of health informatics and infomraiton management professionals
Communities of Pracitce (CoP)
A web-based electronic network for ocmmunication among members of the American Health Information Management Association
Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals
This is divided the country into five regional groups of 82 colleges that receive funding throught the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to create nondegree ac academic programs, which can be completed by infomration technology or healthcare professionals in six months or less.
Component state associations (CDAs)
Component state associations are part of the volunteer structure of AHIMA and are organized in every state, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The purpose of each compoenet state assiociation shall be to promote the mission and purpose of AHIMA in its state.
the process of reviewing and validating the qualifications (degrees, licenses, and other credentials) of physicians and other licensed independent practitioers, for granting medical staff membership to provide patient care services
a prescribed course of study in an educational program
Fellowship Program
Program of earned recognition for AHIMA members who have made significant and sustained contributions to the HIM profession through meritorious service, excellence in professional practice, education,and advancement of the profession through innovation and knowledge sharing
Health Information Management (HIM)
An allied health profession that is responisbel for ensuring the availibility, accuracy, and protection of the lcinical information that is needed to deliver healthcare services and to make appropriate healthcare-related decisions.
Hospital Standardization Program
an early twentieth-century survey mechnaism instituted by the American College of Surgeons and aimed at identifying quality of care problems and improving patient care;
House of Delegates
an important component of the volunteer structure of the American Health Information Management Association that conducts the official busienss of the organization and functions as its legislative body
National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA)
an organization of cancer registry professionals that promotes research and education in cancer registry administration and practice
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
a type of certification granted after completion of an AHIMA-accredited four-year program in health information management and a credentialing examination
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
a type of certification granted after completion of an AHIMA-accredited two year program in health information management and a credentialing exam
the act of enrolling
Student Membership
AHIMA membership category for students enrolled in an AHIMA accredited or approved program

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