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The Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) exists to 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.
CEE Workgroups are directed by CEE strategy and may include initiatives such as CourseShare, STEM, AOE, student recruitment, building the HI pipeline, Academic Research Review, Faculty Development, Program Resources, and more.
Varies based on project.
Serve as a subject matter expert to help test development team in planning, coordinating, and executing changes and maintenance of certification exams. The Exam Development Committee works on various projects throughout the year for item writing, item reviewing, form review.
December 2021 – December 2024 (3 years)
Subject matter experts monitor industry needs, best practices, and opportunities for health information to support AHIMA’s mission to empower people to impact health. Provide expertise related to HIIM domains and participate in evaluating and recommending AHIMA domain-specific educational resources.
12 months, January - December 2022
Advise AHIMA leadership and Board of Directors on critical areas for AHIMA's strategic engagement in advocacy and public policy that align with AHIMA's mission and vision.
Composed of individuals who review submitted PCAP applications/self-study documentation and make recommendations to the PCAP Council regarding program approval. The PCAP Council is composed of coding subject matter experts holding a qualifying credential who has previously served as PCAP Reviewer.
To honor industry leaders through the AHIMA Grace Award, named in honor of AHIMA’s founder Grace Whiting Myers. Maintain relevance of AHIMA Grace Award criteria to uphold the high standard and ethics set by AHIMA founder. Evaluate applicants to the AHIMA Grace Award and acknowledge healthcare organizations that distinguish themselves as effectively and innovatively using health information to support the delivery of quality healthcare.
To honor and recognize the excellence, dedication, and service of those professionals or groups whose steadfast efforts have enriched the HIM profession by selecting and acknowledging these individuals or groups for the Triumph Awards. Maintain relevance of Triumph Award categories so they remain meaningful and fitting for the profession, the industry, and the membership.
Improve members’ and certificants’ professional position by developing content for education. Protect and maintain high level of ethics for the profession by use of the ethics violation review process. Preserve the relevance and applicability of the Code of Ethics by continued review and revision based on the changing environment. Define member eligibility and accountability.
Identify, review, and select qualified candidates to serve in leadership roles on the AHIMA Board of Directors, CCHIIM, CEE, the Speaker-elect of the House of Delegates, and the Nominating Committee.
Elected positions are leadership roles on the AHIMA Board of Directors, the Speaker-elect of the House of Delegates, the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM), and the Council for Excellence in Education (CEE). Applications for elected positions are due March 31. All required documents must be included. The election takes place in July, and the winners will take office on January 1.
The AHIMA Election timeline can be found here.
The President/Chair leads the board of directors, which governs the association, sets strategy, budget, and maintains fiduciary oversight. The President/Chair serves as an ex-officio member of all volunteer groups.
The Directors serve as voting members of the Board of Directors (BoD) as well as voting members of the House of Delegates. The Board of Directors governs the association, sets strategy, budget, and guides fiduciary oversight. Members of the Board are also called upon to represent the association at meetings and to speak on behalf of AHIMA and the health information profession.
The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) serves the public by establishing, implementing, and enforcing standards and procedures for certification and recertification of health informatics and information management (HIIM) professionals.
CCHIIM is looking for candidates who hold one of the following credentials: CDIP, CHDA, or CHP.
The Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) exists to improve and adapt the education strategy for HI and related professions, focused on future opportunities and challenges. It is responsible for fostering support and adoption of new initiatives and improvements to curriculum, credentials, academic programs, and resources. CEE focuses on the changing needs of the students and working professionals and consider innovative ways of providing world class education in health information.
The Speaker-elect supports the House of Delegates (HoD) and along with the Speaker, leads the House Leadership Team and serves on the Board of Directors as Speaker functioning as the primary liaison between the HoD and BoD. The HoD annually elects a Speaker-elect.
The elected officials will assume office on January 1 of each year. The AHIMA Nominating Committee places a high priority on diversity, seeking candidate diversity at the national level.
For more details on the elected positions, please refer to the Handbook on AHIMA Elected Positions.
Please note, individuals currently serving their CSA as an officer or in the House of Delegates or serving on national volunteer groups are required to resign from the position if elected.
Before applying, applicants should assess the level of their leadership skills and abilities with the AHIMA Volunteer Leadership Competencies Self-Assessment tool (printable self-scoring PDF version). Also, all applicants submitting a nomination for the Board should review the 2023 AHIMA Board of Directors Competencies and determine their qualifications. Applicants submitting a nomination for CEE and CCHIIM should review: the 2023 CCHIIM Competencies and the 2023 CEE Competencies determine their qualifications.
For additional information on AHIMA’s elected positions and how to apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Enterprise is committed to embracing the diversity of our staff, members, volunteers, and other stakeholders, and supports the need for equity and inclusiveness in our organization, our profession, and in advocating for improved healthcare that is broadly accessible and equitable to all individuals.
AHIMA’s mission is Empowering People to Impact Health. To support this, AHIMA is committed to striving for equity for all patients and members. Equity for our patients means that everyone has access to healthcare without differences in access, treatments, or outcomes for certain populations. AHIMA is working across the healthcare landscape to educate, align, and advocate for purposeful and informed strategies that safeguard privacy, reduce cost, improve quality of care, and foster a patient-centered experience that is broadly accessible and equitable to the communities the health system serves.
At AHIMA a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is one where all staff, members, volunteers, and other stakeholders feel valued and respected, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, military/veteran status, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability or on any other basis included in applicable state or federal laws.