Research Paper


For your final assignment you will write 9 page (excluding title page and reference page) research paper focused on the nature of the health information management (HIM) profession, future trends related to policy, classification systems, and emerging technology, and the potential impact of these trends on HIM professionals and organizations.

Your research paper should address the following:

  1. Health Information Management (HIM) Profession

· Definition

· Growth of the profession

· Occupations

· Potential growth of the field

· Education

· Certifications

· Professional organizations

  1. Future Trends and Implications

· Trends

o Legislative changes

o Changes in the classification system

o Emerging health information technology

· Implications

o Legal and ethical considerations

o Impact of technology on organizations and stakeholders (e.g. patients, physicians, providers, payors)

Your research paper should be supported by readings from throughout the quarter, and also a minimum of 10 primary, academic sources. This paper should be in proper APA format, which includes a title page, reference page, and APA-formatted references.

Please adhere the writing rubric and let me know if you have any questions.

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