Health Information Management History

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Now that we have gone over what HIM is we can look into the textbook and decipher all the needed information from each chapter. In the first chapter of the book it explains in great detail the history of the all encompassing department of health information management. The department was first recognized in 1928 and consisted of 35 members. Before this department in 1918 it was primarily handled by doctors and consisted mainly of nurses notes. While the department was still going strong the formal curriculum for the profession was created in 1932, four years after the department was created, and accreditation for the course was created in 1934. The organization the is in charge of accreditation is CAHIIM which stands for Commission on Accreditation
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