American Health Information Management Association
Location: DMV Area
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
At AHIMA, we come to work every day to help make healthcare better through the trusted use of health information – from the operating room to a smartwatch – no matter when or where it is accessed. We’re looking for a Regulatory Health Policy Associate who has a strong interest in health policy and a passion for conducting research that makes a difference in the health information profession.
What does this role do at AHIMA?
As a Regulatory Health Policy Associate, you are responsible for assisting the Director of Regulatory Affairs with their tasks, projects, and events, including the annual AHIMA Advocacy Summit. You will be asked to review and assist in commenting on federal policy and will participate in activities to deepen relationships with other healthcare stakeholders both in, and outside of, the government.
In this position, you will be responsible for conducting general and detailed policy research, including literature reviews, and tracking of news and policy developments. You will also be responsible for project managing various activities conducted by the AHIMA Policy and Government Affairs team.
Who is our ideal candidate?
You are eager to learn and can summarize and communicate federal policy developments clearly. You are highly organized, have a great attention to detail, and are able to manage competing project priorities to ensure timelines are met. You have an interest or experience in the federal rulemaking process and how the executive branch enacts laws passed by Congress. You will be able to summarize federal policy and determine what sections of government policy pertain to AHIMA members and the impact policy will have on the health IT – and healthcare – continuum as a whole.
In addition, you have:
A bachelor’s degree preferred
1-3 years’ regulatory policy or advocacy experience with preference for healthcare and/or technology policy experience
Excellent writing and editing skills
Outstanding time management and judgement skills
Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample, which could include a memo, regulatory analysis, press statement, or other similar documentation.
What you’ll get from AHIMA
Opportunities to work remotely
A mission-driven culture
A collaborative and open environment where everyone’s ideas are appreciated and welcomed
Great benefits, competitive compensation, and generous time-off policy
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is a global nonprofit, membership association for health professionals involved in the health information management needed to deliver quality health care to the public. We do this by providing education, certification, professional development, and advocacy. We have more than 71,000 members and credential more than 100,000 AHIMA health information professionals.
In our mission to empower people to impact health, our core values guide our business and our actions.
We have integrity in our work and relationships. Our passion for doing the right thing and sharing knowledge and resources makes us trustworthy, credible, and accountable leaders.
We act boldly with intention. We go after big ideas and big challenges with purpose because we recognize the influence and impact our work on people’s health, safety, and well-being.
We are inclusive so that humans are at the center of everything we do. We see the whole person and respect the inherent dignity of every human. We make space for different voices and opinions to help us get the best results.
Diversity and equal opportunity
AHIMA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, gender identity, race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental health disability, or protected veteran status.
About American Health Information Management Association
Health information and data professionals work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business. While patients don’t often see them on their healthcare journeys, these professional see patients in a way no other healthcare professional does. They see patients’ sensitive health stories. Health information professionals understand that health information is human information, and ensure that it remains accurate, accessible, protected, and complete—at all times.