Draft 2018 HIM Curricula Competencies Released for Public Comment
All HIM professionals have a vested interest in the draft competencies. Two key considerations are progression and laddering. Progression means that the competencies were designed to provide a foundation in which HIM skills and knowledge can be acquired in a learning hierarchy across all academic levels. Laddering is closely-related to progression in education as well as within industry. Both are critical components of HIMR, intended to deliver a thoughtful, purposeful educational roadmap across all academic levels and professional practice. Academic competencies outline progression through the academic environment. AHIMA’s Career Map demonstrates promotion and transition pathways for HIM practitioners to move from entry to mid to advanced to mastery-level positions.
The public comment period will be open from June 25 to September 14. After further refinement following the public comment period, the final competencies are planned to be handed-off to CAHIIM in December.
Please review and provide comment by September 14!