The AHIMA Foundation, in collaboration with TrustHCS, conducted a pulse survey among health information (HI) professionals to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the HI workforce and to better understand the resources and support systems necessary to adapt to an evolving industry landscape. Nearly half of HI professionals who responded experienced employment changes related to the economic impact of COVID-19 including unemployment, underemployment, reduction in workload, temporary leave, or reassignment.
AHIMA’s Career Assist/Job Bank is here to help, with a range of member benefits including:
- Access to career coaches
- Resume review service
- Access to job postings 48 hours before non-members
- Top-level placement of your resume in employer search results
- AHIMA Member icon designation
- Job alerts for immediate notification of new jobs
- Access to resources and articles on interview preparation, career advancement
- Career and industry mapping
- Salary survey information and tracking
- The Health Information Relief Operation (HiRO) Fund
- Common Employability Skills program
The AHIMA Foundation and TrustHCS will follow-up with respondents from this initial pulse survey to gain greater insight from respondents. Additionally, the survey will be fielded again in regular intervals to keep a pulse on the rapidly changing employment landscape and impact on HI professionals due to COVID. If you would like to share your story, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Health data is a vital element of health care, including efforts to curb the pandemic.
By doing their jobs effectively, health Information professionals, enable providers more time to focus on patient care. Health Information professionals are making a tremendous difference as our world tries to curb COVID-19.