Celebrate Health Information Professionals Week!

Categories: Health Information

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) will honor and celebrate health information professionals during the 25th annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week, March 16‒22, 2014. This year’s theme is “Transforming Healthcare with Information.” “The work health information management (HIM) professionals do to ensure the integrity of health information is imperative to clinical and administrative decision making. Access to accurate information helps all of us make important decisions and leads to a healthy society,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA. “AHIMA’s Health Information Professionals Week spotlights the important role HIM professionals play in our healthcare system.”

Congressewomen Kyrsten Sinema visits Arizona College Mesa Campus

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On February 18th, 2014, Ms. Sinema visited our Mesa campus, which is located in her District #9.  As an adjunct instructor at Arizona State University and a former social worker, she understands the value of education and the importance of schools like Arizona College.  Ms. Sinema took a tour of the college and spent some time talking with several Arizona College students.  The students discussed their backgrounds, why they enrolled in school, and why they chose to attend Arizona College.  Afterwards, she attended a luncheon with several local Career College Executives, hosted by Arizona College.  She led an engaging discussion about education policy and other subjects that are affecting the state of Arizona.

Music Therapy Helping Premature Babies?

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Have you ever heard of Music Therapy?  According to American Music Therapy Association, “Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music.”

Nursing Skills & Qualities You Have Already Picked Up as a Parent

Categories: Nursing

If you are a parent, chances are you have already developed many of the qualities and skills that are important for those interested in a career in Nursing to have. Like parenting, Nursing is both very demanding and incredibly rewarding. If you are a parent and are thinking about going back to school to become a Registered Nurse, you likely already possess some of the qualities that will help you to be successful in this field.