HIT Chapter 1

HIM has been recognized as an allied health professional since
American Health Information Management Association
The hospital standardization movement was inaugurated by the American College of Surgeons in
RRA (Registered Record Administrator) became
RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator)
ART (Accredited Record Technician) became
RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician)
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
The traditional model of practice is
department focused
New model of practice is
information based
Terminology modeler
creates digital links among various technologies and classification systems
Personal health record (PHR) liaison or consultant
assists individuals in compilation of their personal health records
Physician group consultant
Aids in EHR system implementation, auditing documentation practices, or assisting with revenue cycle management
Privacy officer
creates the rules for exchange of health information and ensures that the health information remains confidential
Health record reviewer
Responsible for monitoring quality of health information and reconciling information within health record banks and monitoring records for quality
HIM director
works with the design, development, and implementation of the EHR monitoring and reconciling interfaces, running electronic data integrity audits, and supervising a staff of individuals in a “virtual” HIM department
Enterprise content and information manager
manages an organization’s non-clinical paper and electronic documents including developing systems to index and track the location of content and information within the enterprise
Revenue cycle manager
Oversees all of the processes that make up the revenue cycle from documentation, coding, through billing to improve efficiency in the cycle
Health data analyst
retrieves, analyzes, and reports health data using appropriate software and statistical techniques
Chief information officer (CIO)
responsible for evaluation and acquisition of clinical and nonclinical technological systems that best meet the business needs of the organization
Future HIM professionals have 5 main functional areas on which to focus:
* Data capture, validation, and maintenance
* Data/information analysis, transformation, and decision support
* Information dissemination and liaison
* Health information resource management and innovation
* Information governance and stewardship
HIM has been recognized as an allied health profession since
The hospital standardization movement was inaugurated by the
American College of Surgeons
The HIM professional’s role in privacy and security has not changed
HIM professional role is more enterprise focused
The traditional model of HIM practice was
department based
The new model of HIM practice is
information focused
What evolving role oversees the revenue cycle from documentation through billing
Revenue cycle manager
The organization that accredits HIM education programs is
What evolving role assesses quality in health record banking
Health record reviewer
Primary focus of AHIMA is to
foster the professional development of its members through education, certification, and lifelong learning
responsible for overseeing AHIMA’s certification process and for setting policies and procedures
responsible for overseeing accreditation of college programs in health information technology and health information administration and graduate programs in health informatics
The primary focus of AHIMA is to
foster professional development of its members
The Consortia’s educational program is designed to be completed in what amount of time
6 months
Which of the following functions as the legislative body of AHIMA
House of Delegates
Which of the following promotes education and research
AHIMA foundation
The virtual network used by AHIMA members is
Communities of Practice
The first professional association for health information managers was established in:
The hospital standardization program was started by the American College of Surgeons in
The formal approval process for academic programs in health information management is called
The formal process for conferring a health information management credential is called
Which of the following are elected to their positions by AHIMA members?
all of the above
Which of the following functions as the legislative body of AHIMA?
AHIMA House of Delegates
Which of the following make up a virtual network of AHIMA members?
AHIMA Communities of Practice
Which of the following is an arm of AHIMA that promotes education and research in health information management?
AHIMA Foundation
Which of the following best describes the mission of the AHIMA?
Community of professionals providing support to members and strengthening the industry and profession
Which professional organization sponsors the CTR certification?

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