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On the Links Below
These links were recommended by the faculty of the Health Information Technology program at Jefferson College.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. (himss.org)
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization whose Mission is to serve the public interest by establishing and enforcing quality Accreditation Standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) educational programs.
The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. (jointcommission.org)
Statistics and Data
[NEEHR has] built and used electronic health records in healthcare education since 2000. But after working with frustrating and inadequate systems, [they] put together a wish list and built [their] own. Launched in 2009 and growing ever since, Neehr Perfect works for all healthcare disciplines, at all levels. Fully supported by a team of experienced and friendly healthcare educators, along with 24/7 technical support.' (neehrperfect.com)
Missouri Health- Vital Statistics
For more than 100 years, Missouri vital records have captured a piece of the life story of each person who has been born or died in Missouri. Vital statistics, key information gleaned from those records, impact Missourians’ lives every day by helping to drive public health efforts to keep individuals and society healthy.(health.mo.gov)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise. (cdc.gov)
US Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.HHS is responsible for almost a quarter of all federal outlays and administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined. (hhs.gov)
Health Records Privacy
Check out these rules and regulations for HIPPA compliance- (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy).
Healthcare Business News
With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. (hfma.org)
For the Record Magazine
Trade magazine for professionals in the HIM, including coders, transcriptionists, registered health information administrators (RHIAs), registered health information technicians (RHITs) chief information officers, chief financial officers, chief technology officers and directors of information systems.
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