Staying Up-to-Date

In today’s competitive workforce, it’s become incredibly important that healthcare professionals stay informed about the latest trends in their industry and specialties. Fortunately, there are many helpful resources available to industry professionals that feature the latest research and developments in the ever-changing world of healthcare.

Here are three highly regarded resources for healthcare professionals:

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). According to the organization’s website, AHIMA’s goal is to provide knowledge, resources and tools to advance health information practices and standards for the delivery of quality healthcare. Whether you work directly in the field or are just interested in learning more about a profession in health information management (HIM), AHIMA educates individuals about every aspect of the field and provides solutions to the most critical HIM issues in the industry.
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of healthcare worldwide. IHI provides healthcare professionals with access to an abundance of resources covering various issues in the industry, including person- and family-centered care; patient safety; and improvement capabilities. In addition, the organization offers a host of professional development programs for healthcare professionals in all stages of their career. These include a variety of conferences, seminars and audio-based programs that cover a wide range of current healthcare topics.
  • The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit organization, accredits and certifies approximately 21,000 healthcare organizations and programs throughout the United States. The Commission’s mission is to improve the standard of healthcare for the public through partnerships with key stakeholders in an effort to drive safer and more effective patient care. Through the organization’s website, professionals can access free informative newsletters, blogs, podcasts and other resources, all of which focus on variety of trending healthcare topics.

The ability to stay informed about industry developments is integral to every healthcare professional’s career success. The resources listed above, among several others, can sharpen your skills and help you keep a competitive edge in your industry.

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