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voluntary process of institutional or organizational review in which quasi indep. body created for this purpose periodically evaluates quality of entity's work against preestablished written criteria accreditation
name adopted in 1944 by Assocaition of Record Librarians of N America; precursor of AHIMA American Association of Medical Record Librarians (AAMRL)
scientific & educational association of surgeons formed to improve quality of surgical care by setting high standards for surgical education/practice American College of Surgeons (ACS)
professional membership org. for managers of health record services & healthcare info systems as well as coding services; provides accreditation, certification, & educational services American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
name adopted by Association of Medical Record Librarians 1970; precursor of AHIMA American Medical Record Association (AMRA)
org. formed 10yrs after beginning of hospital standardization movement whose original objective was to elevate standards of clinical record keeping in hospitals, dispensaries, & other healthcare facilities Association of Record Librarians of N America (ARLNA)
process by which duly authorized body evaluates & recognizes individual, institution, or educational program as meeting predetermined requirements certification
accrediting org. for educational programs in health informatics & info management Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Informatics & Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
Web-based electronic network for communication among members of AHIMA communities of practice (CoP)
arm of AHIMA that today fulfills role of Board of Registration, a certification board instituted 1933 to provide baseline by which to measure qualified medical record librarians Council on Certification
process of reviewing & validating qualifications of physicians & other licensed indep. practitioners, for granting medical staff membership to provide patient care services credentialing
prescribed course of study in an educational program curriculum
allied health profession responsible for ensuring availability, accuracy, & protection of clinical info that is needed to deliver healthcare services & to make appropriate healthcare-related decisions health information management (HIM)
early 20th-century survey mechanism instituted by ACS & aimed at identifying quality-of-care problems & improving patient care; precursor to survey program offered by JCAHO Hospital Standardization Program
important component of volunteer structure of AHIMA that conducts official business of the org & functions as its legislative body House of Delegates
act of enrolling registration
recognized as allied health profession since 1928 HIM