develop that skill through enhanced training and professional
development. Further resources that assist individuals and
organizations to better meet their outcomes need to be developed. Analyses of leading indicators clearly demonstrate
data analytics as a priority for the profession. Are health information management professionals committed to interpreting
these findings and responding accordingly? ¢
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ticate the Top HIM Topics for the Year Ahead, and Advise
on How to Prepare.” Journal of AHIMA 89, no. 1 (January
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Ryan Sandefer ( firstname.lastname@example.org) is associate professor and assistant
vice president of academic affairs, department of health informatics and
information management, at the College of St. Scholastica. David Marc
( email@example.com) is associate professor and department chair, department of health informatics and information management, at the College
of St. Scholastica.
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