Artificial intelligence backed technology to be added to AHIMA’s flagship textbook

CHICAGO – July 29, 2019 – As technology advances, so does the need to evaluate how we approach and deliver education. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is partnering with adaptive learning systems leader Area9 Lyceum to add an adaptive learning component to health information management (HIM) academic programs.

This new technology is being added as an online component to AHIMA’s most popular textbook Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach, Sixth Edition and was announced during AHIMA’s 2019 Assembly on Education Symposium/Faculty Development Institute (AOE/FDI). AOE/FDI is the premier conference for health information and informatics
educators and the primary forum for leadership in HIM education.

“We are thrilled to add this advanced tool to our flagship textbook which will provide personalized learning experiences to HIM students,” said AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE. “As a leader in HIM, we take pride in delivering the best educationpossible to students entering the field who willplay a crucial role in furthering the profession.”

The adaptive learning model uses artificial intelligencebacked technology to provide a customized experience to each learner. It presents progressive content and allows students to receive follow-up in areas in which they need additional guidance. Thisapproach is based on each learner’s individual needs to fill skill gaps and build greater competency, quickly, and effectively in key areas.

“We are very pleased to partner with AHIMA in offering personalized adaptive learning features in its flagship textbook. Adaptive learning meets learners where they are—helping them gain the knowledge and skills theyneed to practice with greater competence and confidence in their abilities.” said Ulrik Juul Christensen, M.D., Area9 Lyceum CEO

The online adaptive learning online component will be available for purchase in March 2020.

More information will be available soon on AHIMA’s website.

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) represents more than 103,000 health information professionals in the United States and around the world. AHIMA is committed to promoting and advocating for best practices in health information and to actively contributing to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA’s mission is to empower people to impact health.


About Area9 Lyceum
Area9 Lyceum builds 21st century skills and competencies through the world’s first four dimensional learning platform, Area9 Rhapsode™. Based on more than 20 years of research into human factors and cognition, our AI-based platform delivers truly personalized learning at scale – cutting training time in half, guaranteeing proficiency and making lasting impacts on careers and business outcomes.


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