Five UCF Health Management and Informatics students were recognized at the annual American Health Information Management Association's national conference in Miami.
For their knowledge and contributions in the field, five UCF Health Management and Informatics students were recognized at the annual national conference of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) this year in Miami.
During the conference’s Student Jeopardy Bowl, participants answer questions on health information management topics like coding, technology, Information Governance, health law, release of information and informatics. Four teams with the highest national scores on their pretest are invited to take part in the live Jeopardy Bowl. UCF team captain Peyton McCracken, along with teammates Renann Kassis, Jolene Kitt and Destiny Maday, received the nation’s highest pre-test score. After three rounds during the national competition, UCF’s team won second place and a $500 scholarship.
Also at the conference, Isabel Quintana received the national AHIMA Triumph Outstanding Student Award, which recognizes leadership and a commitment to the future of the health information management profession through participation in volunteerism related to the field and active participation in a local, state and/or national AHIMA.
As the Florida Health Information Management Association’s student liaison advocating for health information management students throughout the state, Quintana was instrumental this year in planning and executing the first annual FHIMA Student and New Professional Convention. This sold-out event is her most prized accomplishment in her volunteer role.
According to one of Quintana’s nominees, “Any task that Isabel is given is met with dedication and determination. Isabel has proven that she is a student rising star in health information management and one of the fresh new talents being trained in a CAHIIM-accredited program.”
The Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida offers innovative academic programs in health management that prepare students for the challenges of a highly turbulent and competitive health care industry.