Are you new to the Health Information Management (HIM) Field? Are you looking to learn more about a specific area? Are you looking for a career change?
MaHIMA has created a pilot mentorship program that focuses on pairing seasoned professionals with those looking for a change or new to the field. The purpose of the program is to foster a connection between subject matter experts and those who seek educational advice, career guidance, professional and personal growth and development, and real-life learning experience.
- As a mentee, you determine your areas of interest and needs
- MaHIMA will work to identify the appropriate mentor based on your interests and needs
- Mentorship can take place virtual or in-person (post COVID)
- Subject matter experts will work one on one with mentee’s to provide tailored guidance, materials, and education
If you are interested in participating in the Mentorship Program, please complete this form.
MaHIMA Mentee Form
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 health organizations. We see the person connected to the data, ensuring their information stays human – because when information stays human, it stays relevant.
Career Prep Tools
- Get started – Certifications and Career Paths
- AHIMA Student Resource Center
- Resource for Health Information Education and Assessments – FREE
- Free excel tutorials
- Percent employed and mean earnings by educational attainment
- What do you need to learn?
- Novel and adaptive thinking – think through problems even in the face of unknowns
- Sensemaking – negotiation and creation of meaning
- Computational Thinking – requires decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithms
- Virtual Collaboration – working effectively in shared spaces and video conferences
- Cross-cultural competency – working effectively with lots of people who do not necessarily look or think like you
- Statistical Skills
- Basic statistics – From community college or online courses
- Coursework in using R and R-Studio
- Free self-learning courses available online from Google, Coursera, eDx, Udacity, Datacamp, etc.
- Programming Skills
- Information Skills
- How to search using keywords in Google, Bing
- Search for job descriptions in job websites like Glassdoor, Indeed
- Familiarize yourself with tools, programming language and topics in informatics
Education CEU Requirements
- AHIMA – CEU Requirements
- AHIMA CEU Center for reporting your CEUs
- AHIMA – ICD-10 CEU Policy
- MaHIMA CEUs are approved by AAPC – CEUs are accepted from programs sponsored by AHIMA national offices and the state or regional AHIMA branches. One hour of instruction is worth one CEU. We also honor CEUs from AHIMA for online self assessments. A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation.