Hunger For Data Reshaping HIM Departments

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | September 12, 2013

The more data healthcare organizations amass, the more complex the stories therein become, thus the more essential it is to have an effective narrator for that information.

And that reality is changing the careers of health IT and health information management professionals, as well as the departments that employ them, according to an article in the September issue of the Journal of AHIMA.

“As the demand for data expands exponentially, HIM professionals will increasingly be called upon to harness data's power, explain its context, and help to ensure its integrity,” AHIMA notes in Healthcare’s Data Revolution. “Experts say HIM's unique combination of clinical and IT skills makes them ideal leaders in the emerging data revolution.”