Welcome to ACE, the Action Community for Excellence
Action Community for Excellence (ACE) is an exclusive network for HIM professionals to interact, exchange ideas, educate, and empower. ACE members enjoy a wealth of resources, benefits, and services dedicated to enhancing their lives and promoting their careers.
Being an ACE member means being committed to volunteering and leading by example. A two year commitment is highly encouraged, which enables members to leverage the opportunities and deliver the greatest impact through involvement.
Through our wide-reaching network, members discover new opportunities to connect, grow, learn and inspire. We provide an exclusive directory to showcase their expertise and gain exposure for professional endeavors.
The Action Community for Excellence (ACE) program was created in 2007 as a way to recognize members committed to volunteering and who hold expertise in a number of specialty areas of HIM. To date, ACE is an exclusive network of more than 700 members that has grown exponentially over the years and mobilizes a powerful and engaged network of HIM experts and change agents.
ACE Member Benefits
- Professional recognition
- Complementary educational webinars to foster critical skills, education and professional development opportunities. ACE members can receive continuing education units.
- Exclusive network of experienced HIM professionals
- Private LinkedIn group
- Private ACE Communities of Practice
The most common logged activities by ACE members are presenting and speaking opportunities. Other example opportunities include mentoring, writing, media interviewing, and testifying. More specifically, these could consist of participating in regional health information exchange activities, speaking at state or national conferences, influencing legislative and the public, and collaborating to advance HIM practice in their communities.
Interested AHIMA members may join or nominate a colleague for ACE membership by completing an online self-assessment form or recommendation form respectively. Based on the self-assessment results, selected members are provided with a certificate and a brief personal commitment statement detailing expectations.
You will be asked to complete a self-assessment which enables you to assess your experience through a personalized gap analysis and should take approximately one hour to complete. The objective of the self-assessment is to:
- Identify eligibility for ACE membership
- Match opportunities to transform practice with your interests and skills
- Identify growth opportunities
Upon completing the self-assessment, you may be accepted as an ACE member, and a brief personal commitment statement details the expectations.
When nominating a colleague, you will be asked to provide a summary of why they are being nominated and it should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Your colleague will receive an email asking them to join the ACE community by completing the self-assessment described above.