Each academic level is comprised of six common domains representing the areas of mastery important for all HIM students and practitioners regardless of academic degree.
Domain I. Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance
Domain II. Information Protection: Access, Use, Disclosure, Privacy, and Security
Domain III. Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
Domain IV. Revenue Cycle Management
Domain V. Health Law & Compliance
Domain VI. Organizational Management & Leadership
At the associate degree level, programs can choose one or both specialty tracks which include Data Management and Revenue Management.
Competencies are broadly written to allow for program flexibility and attainment of the required Bloom’s levels regardless of the academic program. The competencies represent progression across all academic levels.
The AHIMA-revised Bloom’s taxonomy table specifies the expected verb usage. In addition, Curriculum Guidance documents have been developed for each academic level to provide educators and professionals with suggested learning resources, examples, and other ideas for developing competency.
The Curriculum Guidance documents will be maintained separately, to provide greater flexibility to adapt content according to evolving program needs. This structure also allows programs to adjust their content based upon their program needs using the associated curriculum guidance. These resources and other tools are available on CourseShare.