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1 Because they are experts in managing healthcare data and protecting the privacy and security of medical records, and play an essential role in helping organizations migrate to the electronic health record (EHR) Charles Christian, FCHIME Chief Information Officer Good Samaritan Hospital Vincennes, IN visit or Certified in Healthcare (CHP)

2 Because of their ability to code with accuracy that ensures appropriate reimbursement and accurate data. Shirley Germann, BSN, CHC System Director of Compliance HealthEast Care System St. Paul, MN AHIMA offers nationally recognized, rigorous certification exams for coding, HIM, and healthcare privacy. For more information, visit or Certification in Healthcare (CHP)

3 They possess an in-depth knowledge of medical terminology and disease process and really know the intricacies of medical coding. This ensures that we get accurate and fair reimbursement for the services we provide to patients. Jack V. Carlisle, M.D. Chief Medical Officer Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital Grand Rapids, MN AHIMA offers nationally recognized, rigorous certification exams for healthcare privacy, coding, and HIM. For more information, visit or Certified in Healthcare (CHP)

4 The key to hospital survival is revenue cycle management. AHIMA-credentialed professionals are skilled at managing data accuracy and integrity and can improve processes that affect cash flow while keeping us HIPAA compliant. That's important for any healthcare organization. Robert D. McLin, CPA, MBA Vice President Finance/CFO Good Samaritan Hospital Vincennes, IN visit or Certified in Healthcare (CHP)

5 Certification shows me that an individual is serious about their profession and that they are committed to staying current in our everchanging world of healthcare. James A. Noel, FACHE Vice President Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers San Diego, CA visit or Certification in Healthcare (CHP)

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