Volunteer with AHIMA’s Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) from AHIMA on Vimeo.
The CEE was created to enhance the health information management (HIM) profession, plan for its future through education, and provide HIM professionals with a way to get involved in the process.
Improve and adapt the education strategy for health information and related professions, focused on future opportunities and challenges. Responsible for fostering support and adoption of new initiatives and improvements to curriculum, credentials, academic programs and resources. Focus on the changing needs of the students and working professionals and consider innovative ways of providing world class education in HIM.
2019 Council Members
Keith L. Olenik, MA, RHIA, CHP
Norbert Belz, PhD, RHIA
Neisa R. Jenkins, EdD, RHIA, FAHIMA
Sandra Brightwell, M.Ed., RHIA, FAHIMA
Lisa Delhomme, MHA, RHIA
Vanessa Duplechain, MSA, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA
Susie T. Harris, PhD, MBA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA
Mary Beth Haugen, MS, RHIA
David T. Marc, PhD, CHDA
Elaine O’Bleness, MBA, RHIA, CDIP, CHP, CRCR
Laurie Rinehart-Thompson, JD, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA
Scott Sittig, PhD, MHI, RHIA
The CEE is focused on preparing students for the future of HIM. These efforts include achieving the goals and implementing the recommendations of HIM Reimagined (HIMR). To this end, former HIMR workgroups have been integrated into the existing CEE structure to ensure focus, alignment, and strategies that support students, educators, AHIMA, and the HIM profession.
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Maintains state-of-the-art model curricula at all educational levels. Decisions are informed by the CEE, key external alliances, industry experts, academic and workforce stakeholders.
Plans and executes educational programming for the Academic community - principally the Faculty Development Institute and Assembly on Education symposium (AOE/FDI). Creates a spectrum of faculty development resources, including the development of webinars and face-to-face programs offered to new and continuing educators.
Focuses on the academic needs of graduate level students and educators.
Collaborates with AHIMA’s leaders, members, and staff to engage student members using all available ways and means.
Provides subject matter expertise and strategic oversight of the VLab. In a spirit of continuous quality improvement, forwards proposals and recommendations on VLab products and services to the CEE/AHIMA, including but not limited to new software vendors and applications, new resources and development of new activities (lessons).
Continuously evaluates and acts upon the existing HIM workforce needs. Work collaboratively with AHIMA CSA and HoD members to increase HIM Awareness.