The American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Foundation has provided scholarships for Veterans and Spouses to develop the next generation of Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) professionals for:
- Veteran Military Service Members from the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves and National Guard.
- Spouses of Veteran Service Members, including active duty military, retirees, veterans, wounded warriors and surviving spouses
- The HIM career field is well-suited for individuals with physical disabilities such as Wounded Warriors
For information on eligibility, application award timelines, submission requirements and required documents please refer to: http://www.ahimafoundation.org/education/VeteransScholarship.aspx
HIM Apprenticeship Program for Job Seekers
The American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Foundation has developed four apprenticeship roles:
- Hospital Coder/Coding Professional
- Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
- Business Analyst
- Data Analyst
Individuals interested in applying for consideration as an apprentice candidate must meet the following requirements:
- Depending on apprentice type and role, applicants may need to have passed a qualifying CCA, RHIT, or RHIA exam. Individuals may initiate application at any time.
- Be available to commit to an apprenticeship opportunity lasting from one to two years.
- Meet the apprentice qualifications as outlined in the application.
- Encouraged to listen to the AHIMA Foundation – Apprenticeship Program webinar
For additional information please refer to: http://www.ahimafoundation.org/prodev/apprentice.aspx
HIM Registered Apprenticeship Program for Employers
The American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Foundation has developed a Registered Apprenticeship Program for Employers
This program seeks to assist employers with the training and development of employees. Apprenticeships are paid positions that bridge education and employment.
Apprenticeships help sponsors:
- Prepare the next generation of HIM professionals
- Attract new talent with the right education, skills, and credentials
- Develop associates for employers with skills to keep pace with advances in healthcare technology
For information please refer to: http://www.ahimafoundation.org/prodev/Registered_Apprenticeship.aspx