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Free Health Information Technology Continuing Education

Burlington County College’s (BCC) Health Information Technology Department is offering a free continuing education session, provided by the Executive Director of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation, which will focus on advancing health information education to better meet the needs of the workplace.

“Transforming Health Information Workforce: Reality 2016” will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in room 115 at the college’s Briggs Road Center, 1000 Briggs Road, Suite 120, Mount Laurel. To register for this session, or learn more about other continuing education opportunities, visit www.bcc.edu/ceu.

AHIMA Foundation Executive Director Bill Rudman, PhD, RHIA, and the Foundation’s Senior Director of Academic Affairs Desla Mancilla, DHA, RHIA, will share information about the organization’s efforts to elevate the Health Information profession to a higher academic level.

“Careers in health information management evolve rapidly to meet the demands of new technology and the need to improve patient care with better use of data,” Rudman said. “Burlington County College has a very impressive and comprehensive program that prepares students for this challenge.”

BCC offers an associate’s degree in Health Information Technology and certificates in Coding and Electronic Health Record. The department offers many continuing education programs and plans to offer a certificate in Cancer Registry Management in fall 2014 and an associate’s degree in Cancer Registry Management in fall 2015.

“We are thrilled to welcome the American Health Information Management Association to our community,” said Susan Scully, BCC’s Director of Health Information Technology. “This opportunity is possible because of Burlington County College’s commitment to have a cutting-edge health information technology program to better serve employers and those pursuing a career in health information technology.”

“Whether you’re an existing practitioner or interested in learning more about a new career, I urge you to take advantage of this free and valuable opportunity,” Scully added.

For more information, visit www.bcc.edu/ceu, email sscully@bcc.edu or call 609-894-9311, ext. 1711.

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About the AHIMA Foundation

The AHIMA Foundation is the 501 (c)(3) charitable affiliate of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), providing resources to support continuous innovation and advances through research, leadership, policy and education in health information. The Foundation was established in 1962 as the nonprofit entity of AHIMA as its sole corporation. Initially dedicated to procuring books for the AHIMA library and to providing loans to health information management (HIM) students, the Foundation has grown into a robust organization that leads the field in professional HIM development and research.

Today, the AHIMA Foundation strives to be the premiere resource for HIM professionals and the leader in advancing the field for the betterment of the HIM profession and the healthcare consumers we ultimately serve.

About BCC’s Health Information Technology Programs

Burlington County College’s (BCC) Health Information Technology (HIT) programs incorporate the disciplines of medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law into one curriculum. Credentialed instructors, who are professionals in the field, prepare students for careers as health information technicians, Health IT professionals, and medical coders in traditional as well as non-traditional facilities and agencies. BCC currently offers an HIT Associates Degree Program, Coding Certificate Program and Electronic Health Record Certificate Program. For more information, please contact the HIT Department at 609-894-9311, ext. 1711, or visit www.bcc.edu/hit.