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The Current State of Global Clinical Coding Education and Training:
Are Educational and Training Programs in IFHIMA Countries Ready to Transition to ICD-11?
Dr. Mervat Abdelhak and a graduate student from the Department of Health Information Management (HIM) at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. are conducting a research study to assess the current status of clinical coding education and training in IFHIMA countries. As the implementation of ICD-11 nears, the baseline data collected from this research study, will also enable the researchers to assess the educational program readiness to transition to ICD-11.
The deliverable from this research is to provide current, up to date baseline data on the state of global clinical coding education and training in IFHIMA countries. The overreaching goal of this research, however, is to assess if the quality of clinical coding education and training can support and facilitate the transition, implementation and use of ICD-11. Having such baseline data may also allow for recommendations regarding the clinical coding education that is needed to facilitate the successful implementation of ICD-11.
A survey was administered in May 2019, to educational and training programs in IFHIMA countries. Data has been collected from program directors/educational coordinators regarding the faculty and staff who are affiliated with the program, the curriculum that is offered, how is the curriculum delivered, the educational resources used in the program, the length of the program, as well as the readiness of the educational/training program to transition to ICD-11.
We are asking and encouraging all clinical coding educational and training programs in IFHIMA countries to participate in this study. If you offer clinical coding education and/or training and have NOT received our survey and wish to participate in this study, please email Grace (XIW127@pitt.edu) for a copy of the survey. Thanking you in advance for our global voice regarding clinical coding for the betterment of health care data.
Aggregate results will be shared with those responding to the survey, the IFHIMA community, the WHO, and others that are interested in the state of global clinical coding. Publications and international conference presentations will be the venues for dissemination of results.
Mervat Abdelhak, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, Associate Professor,
University of Pittsburgh
Xiaoya (Grace) Wang, HIM graduate student, University of Pittsburgh