Oct. 3, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rebecca Sylvester, 706.828.2394
University Hospital Employees Achieve Certification in Health Information Documentation
Augusta, GA — Congratulations to Danita Ducey of Health Information Services and Angela McKee of Performance Improvement at University Health Care System who both recently became certified trainers for International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 10.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certification distinguishes an individual as competent, knowledgeable and committed to AHIMA’s mission of quality healthcare through quality information. When a person earns an AHIMA certification, they join a network of esteemed peers recognized nationally as best in the field. AHIMA’s more than 61,000 members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information required to deliver quality health care to the public.
Founded in 1928 to improve the quality of medical records, AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification and lifelong learning.
“Quality information is essential to all aspects of today’s health care system,” Ms. Ducey said. “Health information management (HIM) is the body of knowledge and practice that ensures the availability of health information to facilitate real-time healthcare delivery and critical health-related decision making for multiple purposes across diverse organizations, settings and disciplines.”