Concern is growing among industry leaders that students may not be obtaining the necessary skills for entry into the labor market. To gain an understanding of the perceived disconnect in the skill set of graduates entering the health information workforce, a survey was developed to examine the opinions of educators and employers related to graduate preparedness.
This nonexperimental quantitative descriptive-correlative research study was performed to describe the sources with the greatest influence on the participants’ decision to enroll in a postsecondary educational program with the intent of working toward a career in health information management.
Several studies have analyzed the roles and functions of health information management (HIM) professionals. Prior studies have focused on practitioners’ daily routines across the HIM workforce, from those working for large direct-care providers and small rural physician offices, to consultants and industry sales professionals, to administrators and educators.