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Scholarship Program

The AHIMA Foundation Scholarship Program is closed for 2020. Learn more about our Veteran's, Merit, and Dissertation Support Scholarships and get prepared to submit your application for 2021. Hear from our previous scholarship recipients. 

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HIRO Fund

The AHIMA Foundation's HIRO Fund helps health information professionals affected by natural disasters. We recently expanded the scope of our efforts to support job loss due to COVID-19. Learn more and apply for assistance here. 

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AHIMA Foundation / Trust HCS Survey

The AHIMA Foundation, in conjunction with Trust HCS, conducted a pulse survey among health information (HI) professionals to assess the impact of COVID-19 on employment opportunities in order to identify necessary resources to support workforce development, training, and marketability.

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Resources

If Patients Only Knew(1)
The Journal of AHIMA

If Patients Only Knew

Health information professionals talk about their ideas for involving patients in the identity management process. Educating patients on the health risks of misidentification might help them to feel less guarded about sharing additional identifiers when they receive care.

Mobile
Perspectives in Health Information Management

Characteristics of Individuals Using a Patient Portal via Mobile Technology

This study explores characteristics of individuals using a patient portal in Ohio, with a particular focus on those who choose to access the portal via a mobile application.

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Perspectives in Health Information Management

Paving the Way: A Cost and Outcome Evaluation Framework for the Transition from the 10th to the 11th Version of the International Classification of Disease

Countries worldwide, including Canada, need tools for informed decision-making on the adoption of ICD-11.