Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) is a rapidly changing profession, with many opportunities to grow in your career. Core competencies of fundamental American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certifications, such as RHIA or RHIT, create a strong foundation for pursuing employment in a variety of high-demand positions. Our fast-paced technology landscape is driving new strategies for implementation, informatics and analytics. This increases the demand for qualified health informatics professionals, competent in system support and subsequent organizational support.
This practice brief provides background on the different roles for HIIM professionals related to healthcare data and informatics and the factors that can assist them in determining a career path in the fields of informatics or data analytics to help them meet the growing need for these skill sets in healthcare.