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A Snapshot of a Career In Health Information Management/Clinical Data Coding

  • Ensure the data quality integrity and compliance
  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that Privacy and confidentiality is maintained.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulations.
  • Manage and audit user access of patient medical records.
  • Assign the patient to diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), using appropriate computer software.
  • Process patient admission or discharge documents.
  • The certificate may be international
  • Informational interviews: https://www.ahima.org/careers/healthinfo

Credentials: www.AHIMA.org

  • Health Information credentials:
    • RHIT (associate degree) RHIA (bachelor’s degree) encompass all of coding plus…management, legal compliance, informatics, analysis, EHR, and reimbursement.
  • Coding Credentials:
    • CCA (entry-level credential both out and inpatient)

Mastery Levels (specialized) CCA plus one (1) year of coding experience

  • CCS (inpatient, long term: Acute Care, residential, assisted living)
  • CCS-P (outpatient: higher-level codes)

Career Direction: https://my.ahima.org/careermap

Coding and Revenue

  • Auditor, clinical documentation specialist, HIM revenue cycle auditor, and Benefits coordinator
  • HIM Supervisor

Information Governance: Who sees the information and how

Data Analytics: Data Quality Assurance roles

Informatics:  Getting the information: Data analyst, clinical coordinator, and research and development

Salary: AHIMA Salary snapshot: http://www.ahima.org/downloads/2016_Salary_Snapshot_FINAL_2.pdf

Career Resources

NOVA’s Program: https://www.nvcc.edu/medical/divisions/allied/him.html 

TRANSFER FAIR

Explore all the options after you graduate! We welcome you to attend our Fall Transfer Fair 2019. Please see the details below:

MEC Transfer Fair
When: October 22nd
Time: 11:00am-1:00 pm
Where: 1st Floor MEC Campus

Colleges:
Excelsior College ♦ University of Mary Washington ♦ Shenandoah University ♦ George Washington University ♦ George Washington University School of Nursing ♦ American Public University Systems ♦ Bellevue University ♦ Old Dominion University ♦ UVA School of Nursing ♦ Old Dominion University ♦ James Madison University ♦ University of Mary Washington ♦ Radford University

Registration:
Registration will be through Eventbrite. Please click on the link below
https://2019mectransferfair.eventbrite.com

Stay in Touch! Health Science and Nursing LinkedIn Showcase Page

We wanted to extend an invitation for you to join our campus  Health Science and Nursing LinkedIn showcase page. We developed this page with the support of our college marketing team to serve as an outreach and retention tool. The page will provide a space for our campus community to stay connected and informed. We hope to share relevant career advice, job opportunities for alumni and posting information about current and upcoming healthcare industry topics. We also invite faculty and staff to send any relevant topics, ideas or articles they would like share with our campus community.  In addition, an affiliated group page serves as a virtual space for MEC alumni and students to network.

We are excited to launch this initiative and look forward to your ongoing support as we serve our students and community.

LinkedIn Showcase page NOVA AllHealth Science & Nursing, https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/27023225/

LinkedIn Medical Education Campus Group, https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8633849

If you are on Facebook we recommend that you like our page and follow our post at http://www.facebook.com/novamecss.

2019 Health Science and Nursing Career Fair March 7th, 11:00 am-2:00pm

Register today and meet with area employers:

https://meccareerfair.eventbrite.com 

Check out the Employers who will be at our Career Fair:

Career Corner Sept 2019

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Princess Diana

Creating Your Brand

Personal branding is creating a professional and personal reputation. How you want people to see you as a person and a colleague. It helps bring to light your goals and how you will achieve them as a person.

Employees will google you, they will build an image of you online, resume, phone interview, ad in-person interview

  1. Determine your emotional appeal
    • How do I make people feel?
    • How would someone describe me?
    • Make a list of words to describe you.
  2. Determine your description of what or who your brand is for
    • What industry (e.g. healthcare)
    • Target Market (look for common terms used in your specific field)
  3. Determine your function what do you do
    1. What transferable skills/skills do you have to bring to the position.
  4. Put it all together to create your professional summary
How to begin to prepare for job placement now

Journal Writing

will not only help you reflect on your day, but will also help gather your experiences to draw from when interviewing.

Soft skills in Healthcare:

Empathy, communication, team player, strong work ethic, positivity, and flexibility are all needed in the healthcare industry. While on clinical you will need to shine in these skills.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/healthcare-importance-soft-skills-dan-hobson-healthcare-recruitment-

Career tips: Elevator Pitch

What is Your Story is a clip from  Coursera course titled,  Career 911: Your Future in Medicine and Healthcare.  This clip talks about creating your Elevator Pitch.   An Elevator Pitch it a short story that touches upon who you are as a  professional.

As a student, you will be meeting new people throughout the two years of your program.  During your clinical, you could be meeting future colleagues and future employers.  Review the video on developing your elevator pitch.  This will help you develop brief introduction on you and your professional journey.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/healthcarejobs/lecture/qOObE/what-is-your-story