Health Information Management

News: Report addresses work force needs related to EHR

CDI Strategies, November 13, 2008

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On October 20, the AMIA and AHIMA released Proposed Health Information Management and Informatics Core Competencies for Individuals Working with Electronic Health Records (EHRs), a white paper that defines basic competencies for those who use EHRs daily.

The report outlines five categories of aptitude which include:

 

  • Domain I. Health information literacy and skills
  • Domain II. Health informatics skills using the EHR and PHR
  • Domain III. Privacy and confidentiality of health information skills
  • Domain IV. Health information/data technical security skills
  • Domain V. Basic computer literacy skills

    “As electronic health records become the norm, existing healthcare workers need to learn to use these systems effectively in their daily work. This report gives important guidance to employers and healthcare educators on basic competencies to successfully prepare healthcare workers for an increasingly electronic workplace,” Claire Dixon-Lee, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, said in a release.

    The report introduces a model to guide education and training for individuals working with EHRs.

    To read the report, click here.
    To read the release, click here.

     

     



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