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Running head: HIM PROFESSIONAL 1 HIM Professional Veronica Burgos-Rojas Kaplan University
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HIM PROFESSIONAL 2 Health information management, also known as HIM, has been an allied health profession since 1928. HIM is a profession committed to the effective management of patient information and healthcare data that is needed to deliver quality treatment and care to the public. The original purpose of the organization was to elevate the standards of clinical recordkeeping in hospitals, dispensaries, and other healthcare facilities (Sayles, 2014). Even though the association has changed names plenty of times over the years, today it is known as the American Health Information Management Association or AHIMA. It still holds similar underlying purpose: to ensure the quality, confidentiality, and availability of health information across diverse organizations, settings, and disciplines (Sayles, 2014). HIM plays a critical role in the successful
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  • Fall '15
  • Electronic health record, Allied Health Professions

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