To increase access to online educational opportunities for health information management (HIM) professionals, Pearson today announced a partnership with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the premier association of health information management professionals worldwide. Serving more than 71,000 members, it is recognized as the leading source of “HIM knowledge,” a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training.
Through the partnership, Pearson will work with AHIMA to expand its online education offerings by providing consulting and course development services, learning technology, and access to nearly 200 online, self-paced courses, beginning in October 2014. Courses will focus on areas such as leadership, medical billing and coding, privacy and security, project management, and business.
Pearson will also revise and re-launch AHIMA’s Virtual Lab, an Internet-based, practical, and participative HIM and health information technology (HIT) work environment that features multiple software applications and corresponding lessons. Launched in 2006, the Virtual Lab has more than 200 subscribing colleges and universities.
“AHIMA is excited to partner with Pearson and create a relationship that brings together two industry leaders in our respective fields to deliver high-value content across multiple platforms,” said Jason Malley, VP, Business and Innovation, AHIMA.
Pearson’s Managing Director, Workforce Readiness, Leah Jewell, said, “As the HIM field has evolved from medical records management to a wide range of roles and responsibilities, HIM professionals are playing an increasingly important role in a variety of organizations throughout the healthcare industry. We’re proud to be the education partner that helps expand access to AHIMA’s quality educational offerings through digital learning, as the organization plays a critical role in the growth and success of the HIM profession.”
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit www.pearson.com.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) represents more than 71,000 educated health information management and health informatics professionals in the United States and around the world. AHIMA is committed to promoting and advocating for high-quality research, best practices, and effective standards in health information, and to actively contribute to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA’s enduring goal is quality healthcare through quality information. For more information, www.ahima.org.