As the field of HIM becomes more complex, many organizations, such as AHIMA, has recognized the need to control it’s credentialing and certification programs. Each set of credentials and certifications have specific eligibility requirements that must be met. Organizations are looking for professionals with certifications that will enhance their facility.
· Explain how holding specific credentials and/or certifications would enhance a facility
· Describe how professionals can continue to stay relevant with the industry after credentials and/or certifications are obtained
· List the pros and cons of having credentials and/or certifications when applying for positions in a facility