Kayla Rigenhagen and Hailey Poncia were awarded a credentialing scholarship from the Idaho Health Information Management Association (IdHIMA). The state association provides two to three scholarships per year to students and active members who are interested in sitting for a credentialing exam. The scholarship covers the fee for any American Health Information Management Association exam at the member rate.
Both students are health science studies majors with an emphasis in health informatics and information management. The certified coding associate credential which will distinguish their competence in coding and is a sought-after qualification by many facilities. Poncia will graduate in May 2016 and Rigenhagen will graduate in May 2017. They will take the exam during summer 2016.
IdHIMA provides members with access to professional education and networking within health information management and similar fields. IdHIMA is governed by a board elected by Idaho AHIMA credentialed members.