Our nation’s healthcare system is experiencing a period of transformative change in which health information management professionals must continue to redefine and rebrand ourselves in order to thrive and embrace future career opportunities.
Ever mindful of this reality, the “CrossFit Your Career: Forging Elite HIM Fitness” theme and logo was created with each of you in mind.
- The red circle represents the weight lifting mat and represents when you’ve decided to step up and onto the mat to begin your training, coursework and apprenticeships.
- The barbell indicates that you’ve completed your education, training and apprenticeships, and now have the barbell in your hands.
- The more individual weights you add on to each end of the barbell, represent the more degrees, credentials and certifications you hold.
- And the heavier the weight, the more years of experience you have in that domain.
The great thing about this graphic image is that as you travel throughout your career, you can take weights on and off your barbell as needed, and you can rest between repetitions… so you too can begin to transform and “CrossFit” your career at any time, and at any age and at any stage.
Make no mistake, each of us will need to develop a range of skills needed to demonstrate leadership.
To do this, each of us will need to create both short and long-term plans for ourselves, both academically and professionally, to further advance our careers and establish our place of relevance in the workforce.
Each time you see this logo, let it serve to inspire you, and remind you, to invest in yourself, by taking charge of your own professional growth and development. The reimagination and transformation of your career begins with you.
To help kick off your “CrossFit” workout, please visit the “HIM Gym” section on the FHIMA.org website under the Virtual Education tab where you will find courses like:
- FREE “Geo-Spatial Data Analytics Training” offered by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Also, in the HIM GYM you’ll find many other valuable FHIMA course offerings to help you begin your transformation and get CrossFit.
- Plans are well under way to add to FHIMA’s virtual education course offerings. So stay tuned…
- There is plenty of excitement brewing for the upcoming 2017 FHIMA Annual Convention where never before offered specialty tracks will help you position yourself for the future of HIM.
- Visit ahima.org/HIMR and join the movement: “HIM Reimagined: Transformation Starts with You”
HIM Reimagined (HIMR) is an AHIMA initiative to build a framework to transform health information management (HIM) and position professionals for the future.
As we enter into the last half of 2016, and the year to come, I challenge each of you, to “CrossFit Your Own Career” this year, begin your professional transformation this year, so when we meet again, oh what stories and adventures we’ll have to share with each other!
We are FHIMA strong!