The Tools to Succeed
AHIMA strives to empower you, our student members, to succeed as you complete your studies and enter the profession.
Your membership unlocks numerous powerful resources to equip you for the journey ahead. This page highlights those tools, including webinars on career development, industry-specific communities on Access (the AHIMA online member community), priority viewing on our job board, and our award-winning publications. AHIMA is dedicated to the advancement of the health information profession and passionate about giving our student community a strong start as they embark on this exciting new career. These resources will help you navigate our dynamic profession and discover the unique opportunity before you to impact health and healthcare.
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Hear from key policymakers, health information professionals, and healthcare executives on how to accurately document a patient’s Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity (SOGI) data, privacy concerns related to that data, and hurdles to clear to effectively analyze and share the data across the care continuum.
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Discover your career pathway. Our Career Map is a dynamic planning tool to help you explore career options. When paired with the Career Prep Workbook and Career Prep Webinars, you can confidently plan your next move toward a rewarding career in health information.
Launch your career with AHIMA’s Career Assist Job Bank. As an AHIMA student member, you can start your account, search and save jobs, and upload your resume. It’s never too early to find opportunities. Career Assist also offers tools such as learning modules and resume review.
Your professional brand is what you communicate about yourself and how you showcase your abilities in person, in writing, and online. It’s never too early to start building a strong brand that will help you get noticed and support your career goals. This member-exclusive site provides tools and tips to help you build yours.
AHIMA-certified professionals hold an intimate relationship with health information. While our patients don’t often see us, we see our patients in a way no other healthcare professional does. This perspective is critical to the success of all modern healthcare organizations. Visit our HIM 101 page to learn more.
To help you break into a health information career or pivot to a new role within the healthcare industry, AHIMA offers a number of flexible options to earn your first credential—in a classroom setting or self-study.
Connect with our diverse student group on Facebook. Join AHIMA's Official Student and New Grad Career Development Group to explore where their health information career can go and how to get there. Click here to check it out.
We are purposeful about supporting your goals. Our AHIMA Foundation scholarships are available to currently enrolled outstanding health information professionals pursuing associates, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees in health information management (HIM) or health informatics (HI). Click here to learn more.
Activate your local reach with automatic membership with your local association. Component Associations (CAs) offer opportunities to build your local network and volunteer. Connect with your CA.
Visit AHIMA Access, our online member community, to ask questions in online groups and receive responses from other AHIMA members. Click here to visit Access.
Stream these hour-long sessions and download their handouts to enhance your professional development and career planning. Experts from the field offer guidance and useful tools to help you understand where you are and how to reach your goals. These member-only webinars are exclusive, key AHIMA career prep resources to assist you in navigating your future. Do you have ideas for topics or speakers you would like to see in this library? E-mail email@example.com. Please note: if you are not currently logged in, you may need to click through the link above again after your login completes.
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Your membership gives you the keys to AHIMA’s publications, resources, and vast library. Find best practices and toolkits in AHIMA’s HIM Body of Knowledge, learn the latest industry news from Journal of AHIMA, and more.
Journal of AHIMA is the official publication of AHIMA. It explores best practices in health information management and keeps readers current on emerging issues in the industry. Access to Journal of AHIMA is included with student membership.
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AHIMA’s official online library, the HIM Body of Knowledge™ (BoK) provides resources and tools to advance health information practice and standards for the delivery of quality healthcare. The BoK is a valuable research tool for students and practicing professionals alike. Click here to explore more.
Strengthen your health information career and gain additional perspective on healthcare with thought provoking content from leaders in the space. Click here to explore additional AHIMA publications and content.
Health information is complex, but our ability to translate critical regulatory updates keeps us engaged in what matters most, our patients. A custom weekly newsfeed entitled "MediRegs Weekly Regulatory Highlights" provides insights on federal guidelines and aggregates the most widely used content on MediRegs. Click here to view.
As an AHIMA student member, you can save up to 20 percent on resources such as textbooks, certification exam prep tools, certification exams, and events. Student members receive a significant discount on certification exams and prep materials. If you are a student member for two years, the membership fee pays for itself with the savings on AHIMA’s exam prep bundle. Membership also affords credential holders 50% off re-certification.
To help support our student members as they bridge to the health information profession, AHIMA’s recent graduate membership allows student members to join as a professional or premier member with a one-time discount of 50%. This discount applies in the year that they graduate or register for an exam.
At AHIMA, our common goal is to transform health and healthcare by connecting people, systems, and ideas. This transformation starts with the most powerful currency for change in the healthcare ecosystem: health information. Our 2022 advocacy agenda will leverage our knowledge and expertise of health information and influence the public policy environment for the benefit of patients, communities, clinicians, and other stakeholders. Download our agenda and visit our AHIMA & Advocacy page to learn more.
The health information management (HIM) profession is continually evolving, opening the door for expanding roles.
As you transition from HIM student to HIM professional, here are career options and resources to explore.
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AHIMA is the leading authority on health information. We are a global nonprofit association representing health information professionals who work with health data for more than one billion patient visits each year.
We equip our members with the strategies and resources necessary to:
These critical skills inform patient engagement efforts, determine the allocation of vital resources, and ensures the vitality of health systems and the communities they serve.
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