Case Studies


Evolving Leadership roles in HIM

1. Increased adoption of health information technology is opening innovative leadership pathways for HIM professionals. Four areas of opportunity based on the HIT roadmap created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology include privacy and security, adoption of information technology, interoperability, and collaborative governance. Choose one of these to explore, listing the challenges and opportunities for HIM professionals.

2. Take one of the challenges you presented and address it by using the 3 I’s Leadership Model for e-HIM that AHIMA adapted.

3. Postulate how earning an AHIMA credential can prepare you for leadership opportunity.

AHIMA. 2016a. e-HIM Overview and Instructions. AHIMA Leadership Model. http://library.ahima. org/xpedio/groups/public/documents/ahima/bok1_042565.pdf

AHIMA. 2016b. Why Get Certified. Certification. Zeng, X., Reynolds, R., and Sharp, M. 2009. Redefining the Roles of Health Information Management Professionals in Health Information Technology. Perspectives in Health Information Management. (6).