News Brief: AHIMA publishes new health IT book

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has published a new book, titled Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach.

The book includes AHIMA’s set requirements for the accreditation of HIT programs and the certification of HIT graduates. It’s written for associate degree students who are starting out in a health information technology program.

Its topics range from the functions of the health care record to information security, and it includes discussion of concepts and principles.

Each chapter has a list of learning objectives, key terms, application exercises, real-world case studies, and review questions, followed by a quiz.

The book is edited by Merida Johns, PhD, RHIA, and is written by 22 health information management experts and educators.

The book costs $60 for AHIMA members and $75 for others. For more information, visit AHIMA’s web site at, or call (800) 335-5535.