Check out the President's message posted April 15, 2013 for the latest information about IFHIMA.
Learning Center - The updated Education Modules are here!
All of the IFHIMA Education Modules have now been revised and renumbered and they can be accessed in the Learning Center of the website together with an index of the contents of the modules and an outline curriculum.
Renumbered and revised modules related to ICD 9 have now been included to assist those practitioners working in countries where use of ICD 9 is the national standard. (i.e. Modules 5a, 5c (1), 5c (2), 5d). Study notes and an exercise have also been included on the International Classification of Procedures in Medicine (ICPM) and other disease classification systems (i.e. Modules 5e (1), 5e (2))
The WHO web-based ICD-10 Interactive Training Tool is available free of charge for those practitioners wishing to undertake training in ICD-10.
The training tool is designed for self-learning and classroom use. The modular structure of this ICD-10 training permits user groups to have specific tailoring of courses on individual paths, if desired. Detailed information is given in the introduction of the tool, and in the user guide.
Please also visit the WHO-FIC IFHIMA Collaboration tab in the Learning Center for more information about the training tool and the WHO-FIC IFHIMA Collaboration to develop an international training and certification program to improve coding practice. The overall goals of this program are to improve the quality of mortality and morbidity data and the competence of ICD coders and thus their status. Through the work of the Joint Collaboration, health data at the national and international levels will be improved and the value of coded data and the professional coder will be more broadly recognized.