2019 Summer

  • Summer 2019 Introduction

    In the Summer 2019 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management, authors of one study explain why health information management (HIM) should be included in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The study, “An Exploratory Study Demonstrating the Health Information Management Profession as a STEM Discipline” offers a careful review of the HIM competencies approved by AHIMA, which illustrates the role of HIM professionals in informatics, data analytics, and data use. Evaluation of AHIMA membership data showed that, at the education and work setting levels, AHIMA members are employed in many areas that are common to both HIM and STEM.

  • Big Data Analytics in Healthcare: Investigating the Diffusion of Innovation

    The shortage of data scientists has restricted the implementation of big data analytics in healthcare facilities. This survey study explores big data tool and technology usage, examines the gap between the supply and the demand for data scientists through Diffusion of Innovations theory, proposes engaging academics to accelerate knowledge diffusion, and recommends adoption of curriculum-building models.

  • An Exploratory Study Demonstrating the Health Information Management Profession as a STEM Discipline

    It is time to make the case for health information management (HIM) to be included in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. A careful review of the HIM competencies approved by the American Health Information Management Association illustrates the role of HIM professionals in informatics, data analytics, and data use.