American Health Information Management Association, (AHIMA)
Health Administrative Capstone
November 10, 2010
Joining the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) benefits individuals and distinguishes them apart from others. AHIMA labels individual’s as competent, knowledgeable and committed to the association through quality healthcare delivery and quality information.
The mission statement or purpose of the American Health Information Management Association, (AHIMA) pertains to “leading the advancement and ethical use of quality health information to promote health and wellness worldwide; and leads the health informatics and information management community to advance professional practice and standards” (the American Health Information Management Association, 2010). This is a fabulous professional association to belong to for anyone who works in healthcare, but its focus primarily adheres to those individuals in health care management and medical coding and data safety.
AHIMA is a worldwide professional association of recognized leaders in health information management, informatics, heath data technology, innovation, and proactively endorses the technological advancements of health information systems that enhance the delivery of quality healthcare. Centering on AHIMA’s Code of Ethics and applicable law, AHIMA endorses the ethical and appropriate use of health information; and its members will ascribe to and conduct themselves in accordance with the Code of Ethics as part of their professional responsibility (the American Health Information Management Association, 2010).
The Code of Ethics that AHIMA requires and adheres to contains six areas, each standing for a certain pertinent rules and regulations for its members. The first concern is called preamble provides and produces the ethical obligation of AHIMA members and credentialed professionals who are not members. Values are the second which pertains to the standards of...
References: American Health Information Management Association. (2010). AHIMA. Retrieved
November 15, 2010. from http://www.ahima.org
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