Health Information Management

HIM job market remains promising for new grads in light of national focus on health IT

HIM-HIPAA Insider, May 26, 2009

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It was only by chance that Beth Kost-Woodrow, RHIA, assistant vice president and chief privacy officer at WellStar Health System in Marietta, GA, decided to pursue a career in HIM. Kost-Woodrow, a 23-year HIM veteran, initially sought a clinical degree at Bowling Green (OH) State University. She says she became hooked on the alternative that has become her life’s work after an unexpected conversation with a fellow dormitory resident about her major, HIM. "I decided that patient care was not for me," says Kost-Woodrow. "But I loved healthcare law, anatomy, and pathophysiology. HIM balanced the love of medicine with the business aspects of healthcare."

Editor’s note: For more information about landing your first HIM job or to purchase a copy of this article for $10, visit the HCPro Web site. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing can access this article in the June issue of the newsletter.



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