Healthcare Leadership and Innovation

1.  Health Information Management Interview

Posted 03-25-2017 12:39
Good Afternoon,

I am currently a student pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Health Informatics and Information Management. For an assignment I need to interview 2 HIM Professionals, I was wondering if there was anyone here that would be willing help me. I would really appreciate it! Thank you!

Here are the questions if anyone is interested:
  1. What credential/license is required for the job?
  2. What education was required?
  3. Why did he/she choose this particular occupation and how did he/she find out about it?
  4. Name and describe two specific aspects (duties) of the job.
  5. What types of software does this person use on the job?
  6. Would he/she recommend the job to a HIM graduating student? Why/why not?
  7. What does the person like the most about his/her job? What does he/she like the least about the job? What job challenges does he/she see for the future? 
  8. If applicable, how did HIM professional skills assist or prepare her/him for the role?
  9. What special qualities does a person need to be a good fit for this job (personal and professional)?
  10. Would you the student consider this job in the future? Why/why not?

Kayla Walls

2.  RE: Health Information Management Interview

Posted 04-11-2017 11:33

If you have not yet found participants, I can schedule a phone interview with you.  I am particularly fond of this assignment.  Shortly after I did this assignment, the HIM Director that I interviewed with called me back and asked if I was interested in a position in HIM.  First, look at talking with potential employeers in your area, or the area you wish to work in.

Ashley Friedrich
HIM Director
Missouri Delta Medical Center

3.  RE: Health Information Management Interview

Posted 04-12-2017 08:45
Hi Kayla!
I'm also happy to help with your assignment if you need someone who's non-management. I'm an inpatient coder at an acute care hospital where we work closely with a CDI team. I don't know what kinds of different perspectives you're looking for, but if that's interesting to you don't hesitate to get in touch with me! We can schedule a phone call/Skype session or just email.

Moira Hunger, RHIT
Community Hospital Anderson
Anderson, IN