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Florida A&M University

School of Allied Health Science

HSC 1000-Orientation to Health Science

Web Exploration

DUE: November 10, 2015 Submit in Blackboard under Assignments

Please obtain the requested information by “searching” the web sites of the professional associations for each individual allied health divisions.

*****Make sure your responses are bold-faced

Health Information Management (American Health Information Management Association)-AHIMA:

  1. When and where will the convention in 2016 be held?
  • 2016 Baltimore, MD 10/15-10/19*
  1. How many HIM professionals does AHIMA represent?
  • more than 101,000*
  1. List the membership types available through AHIMA?
  • Active   Student   New Grad  Emeritus  Group *
  1. What does FAHIMA stand for?
  • Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA)
  1. According to the AHIMA web site, what is coding and how is it currently used?
  • Coding professionals abstract clinical data from health records and assign appropriate medical codes. These codes are used for classification, reimbursement, planning, and research. Comprehensive training for inpatient and outpatient coding is provided in the AHIMA Coding Basics course collection.

  1. What are the five current HIM trends and topics?
  • PRIVACY & SECURITY
  • CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION IMPROVEMENT
  • INFORMATION GOVERNANCE
  • ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS
  • THE SMOOTHEST ROAD TO ICD-10
  1. Briefly explain what does HIPAA stand for and what does it entail?
  • HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) Title I of HIPAA protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. Title II of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification provisions, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers

Physical Therapy (American Physical Therapy Association)-APTA:

  1. When and where will the APTA’s 2016 Annual conference be held?
  • February 17-20, 2016  Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
  1. What is the title of APTA’s Mentoring Program? Briefly describe it?
  • Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship Mentors .Mentors provide focused fellow-in-training-centered guidance throughout the yearlong program. Collectively, mentors are experienced leaders from physical therapist and physical therapist assistant programs and represent diverse institutional settings including public/private and Carnegie classifications
  1. What does the DPT stand for?
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  1. When and where will the 2015 National Student Conclave be held?
  • October 22-24, 2015 - Omaha, Nebraska
  1. How much are the student’s national dues for APTA?
  1. When is national physical therapy month?
  • October
  1. When is the Virtual Career Fair for PTs and PTAs?
  • September 15, 2015

Cardiopulmonary Sciences (American Association for Respiratory Care)-AARC:

  1. What is the vision/mission statement of the AARC?
  • Mission Statement-The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) will continue to be the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care.
  • Vision Statement - The AARC will encourage and promote professional excellence, advance the science and practice of respiratory care, and serve as an advocate for patients, their families, the public, the profession and the respiratory therapist.
  1. What is the Jimmy A. Young Memorial Education Recognition Award?
  • Annual award for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution in a Respiratory Care training program. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference given to minority students.
  1. List the 2 Clinical practice guidelines for evidence-based medicine that respiratory therapists can use as a resource to enhance their practice?
  1. When and where will the national convention in Fall 2015 be held?
  • November 7–10, 2015 Tampa,FL
  1. What does CRCE stand for?
  • Continuing Respiratory Care Education
  1. When is Respiratory Care week Fall 2015?
  • October 25-31, 2015

  1. What is the state respiratory society and what are the meetings dates for Fall 2015?
  • FSRC ( Florida Respiratory Care)
  • N Florida RMC Blitz, Gainesville, FL - 7 CEU blitz - November 06, 2015

AARC Congress 2015

  • The International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition, Tampa, FL - - November 07 - November 10, 2015

Occupational Therapy (American Occupational Therapy Association)-AOTA:

  1. According to AOTA, what is Occupational Therapy?
  • Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations)
  1. Approximately how many occupational therapists are members of AOTA?
  • 213000 occupational therapy practitioners and students in the United States
  1. How many standards of practice are there for Occupational Therapist? What are they?
  • 4 standards of practice: Professional Standing and Responsibility; Screening, Evaluation, and Reevaluation  ; Intervention ; Outcomes

  1. What are the primary roles of The Ethics Commission? (Two Roles)
  • Education , Enforcement
  1. List the dates and location for AOTA’s annual conference and expo?
  • April 7-10,2016  Chicago, Illinois
  1. When is the national OT month celebrated?
  • April
  1. How much are the membership dues?
  • Occupational Therapist- $225 per year or $18.75 per month
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant- $131 per year or $10.92 per month

Health Care Management (American College of HealthCare Executives)-ACHE:

  1. What is American College HealthCare Executives?
  • A international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.
  1. Who is the chairman of ACHE?
  • Richard D. Cordova, FACHE / 2017
  1. List two of ACHE’s publications?
  • Healthcare Executive
  • Journal of Healthcare Management
  1. What are six sections in the code of ethics for healthcare executives?
  • THE HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE'S RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE PROFESSION OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
  • THE HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE'S RESPONSIBILITIES TO PATIENTS OR OTHERS SERVED
  • THE HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE'S RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE ORGANIZATION
  • THE HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE'S RESPONSIBILITIES TO EMPLOYEES
  • THE HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE'S RESPONSIBILITIES TO COMMUNITY AND SOCIETY
  • THE HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE'S RESPONSIBILITY TO REPORT VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE
  1. How much are annual student associate dues through ACHE?
  • $75 Annually
  1. How many student chapters are there in Florida?
  • 5 Chapters
  1. What do CHE and FACHE stand for? What do the credentials signify?
  • FACHE- Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

Credentials- Academic preparation, healthcare management experience, ACHE tenure, passing the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management, continuing education, references, and community and civic involvement

  • CHE- Chief Health Executive

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