Jan. 11, 2023 (Middletown, Conn.) — Middlesex Neighborhood Faculty is happy to announce that Tomiko Case (Stratford, Conn.), has been honored as considered one of 15 well being data college students within the nation to win a 2022 school scholarship from the American Well being Data Administration Affiliation (AHIMA) Basis, the nationwide nonprofit group and philanthropic arm of AHIMA devoted to empowering folks with well being data literacy to realize higher well being outcomes.
Case is pursuing an affiliate diploma in well being data administration on the school. She is going to obtain a $3,000 scholarship—commensurate with the price of a whole course.
“As future well being data professionals, we have to discover methods to assist all ages and generations turn into literate in digital well being,” wrote Case in her scholarship essay. “In my expertise, many geriatric sufferers like my grandmother are unable to entry digital well being information and instruments like MyChart on their very own. I’m hopeful we will pave a means for individuals who are much less geared up to entry their digital well being data extra independently.”
“Middlesex Neighborhood Faculty is dwelling to the one CAHIIM-accredited affiliate diploma program in well being data know-how in Connecticut. This system gives on-line programs to make it accessible to college students throughout the state. Our graduates are eligible to take a seat for the AHIMA Registered Well being Data Technician (RHIT) certification examination, and they’re in demand with healthcare employers in our area,” mentioned Jill Flanigan, professor and program coordinator for well being data know-how program.
“We congratulate the recipients of AHIMA Basis’s 2022 scholarship program and ship our gratitude to our beneficiant donors and volunteers for making this program doable yearly,” added Anisa Tootla, government director of the AHIMA Basis.
AHIMA Basis has a storied historical past of offering monetary help for aspiring and presently enrolled excellent well being data professionals pursuing educational levels in well being data.
Middlesex Neighborhood Faculty is amongst 12 neighborhood schools in Connecticut merging in 2023 to turn into CT State Neighborhood Faculty, one of many largest neighborhood schools within the nation and largest in New England, devoted to high quality, entry, and affordability. CT State college students will have the ability to apply as soon as and take lessons at any campus. Along with Middlesex (Middletown & Meriden), different areas embody Asnuntuck (Enfield), Capital (Hartford), Gateway (New Haven & North Haven), Housatonic (Bridgeport), Manchester, Naugatuck Valley (Danbury & Waterbury), Northwestern Connecticut (Winsted), Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley (Danielson & Willimantic), Three Rivers (Norwich) and Tunxis (Farmington) Neighborhood Faculties.
AHIMA Basis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group and philanthropic arm of the American Well being Data Administration Affiliation (AHIMA) devoted to empowering folks with well being data literacy to realize higher well being outcomes. Based in 1962, AHIMA Basis packages, analysis, and tasks assist households make knowledgeable well being choices, information evidence-based healthcare system insurance policies and practices, and educate and practice aspiring and present well being data professionals. Recognizing that well being data is human data, AHIMA Basis works extensively to convene interdisciplinary stakeholders to determine unmet public well being and schooling wants.