The American Health Information Management Association has launched an interactive online career development tool to help students and other job seekers find and track jobs in the health information management sector, Modern Healthcare reports.
Details on the Tool
AHIMA's Health Information Management Career Map is driven by data from AHIMA member surveys and information from experts (Selvam, Modern Healthcare, 7/27).
It includes 53 current job titles and 14 emerging roles in health information management. The positions are categorized according to six job families and four skill levels (McCann, Healthcare IT News, 7/26). More jobs could be added to the career map depending on how the 14 emerging health information management roles evolve (Modern Healthcare, 7/27).
Each job entry includes:
- A job description;
- Job responsibilities; and
- Educational and work experience requirements.
The map also includes alternate titles for some roles because of terminology differences across the industry.
Goals of the Tool
AHIMA officials said they created the map in response to the rising demand for health information management professionals.
Lynne Thomas Gordon, CEO of AHIMA, said the map is not only "a one-stop shop to learn about [health information management] careers, it defines the profession like never before by showing where the field is now and where it is heading" (Healthcare IT News, 7/26).