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Navigate the evolution of healthcare education.

As the leading voice of health information, AHIMA is dedicated to advancing health information education. Our partners share this mission. As healthcare evolves, we lean in with forward-thinking approaches and flexible options for the delivery of education.

We collaborate with industry partners to:

  • Drive innovative learning experiences that authentically represent professional practice.
  • Offer access in both traditional classroom settings and remote learning environments.
  • Supplement on-site professional practice experiences and prepare students for the workforce.

MEDITECH Expanse recently replaced the MEDITECH EHR in the AHIMA VLab™ for added value to your academic program. As the healthcare paradigm continues its shift from volume-based to value-based care, MEDITECH Expanse helps you make the transition. See the AHIMA VLab™ FAQ: MEDITECH Expanse  to learn more about the upgrade.

DrChrono Outpatient Physician Office Practice Management System

An award-winning, cloud-based physician practice management system, giving students experience in many different HIM activities, including building clinical document templates, registering new patients, editing patient data, scheduling patient appointments, and generating bills, among others.

This EHR system includes pre-built patient cases and also allows students to register and build their own cases. Explores:

  • Patient scheduling
  • DrChrono Dashboard
  • Basic EHR navigation
  • Clinical documentation tools and processes (order entry and narrative and structured documentation tools)
  • Clinical decision support tools (alerts and reminders)
  • Billing

*3M Coding and Reimbursement System

3M’s logic-based encoder software provides students with access to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codebooks, CPT and HCPCS codebooks, reimbursement groupers, and extensive coding and general references (a medical dictionary, a drug reference guide, and anatomy illustrations). Students gain familiarity with encoder software tools and the resources they provide.

The 3M package includes:

  • Encoder for coding practice
  • DRG grouper for reimbursement concepts
  • Extensive coding references


Find-A-Code is an online database of medical billing codes and information. Going far beyond the free trial version of Find-A-Code, AHIMA VLab™ features several learning activities for students to get experience assigning diagnosis and procedure codes.

By completing the AHIMA VLab™ learning activities, students quickly discover that rather than searching through 10 or more books, Find-A-Code has combined the information into one simple search. Find-A-Code has many tools to assist students in their efforts to accurately assign diagnosis and procedure codes. Students particularly enjoy completing the activity in which they use the Code-A-Note computer assisted coding (CAC) tool.

*Nuance Clintegrity™ Facility and Physician Coding, Compliance and Abstracting

This knowledge-based encoder software suite includes ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codebooks, CPT and HCPCS codebooks, and reimbursement groupers. Students can access extensive coding and general references, such as a medical dictionary, a drug reference guide, and anatomy illustrations, and can gain familiarity with encoder software tools and the resources they provide.

The package includes:

  • Encoder for facility and physician coding practice
  • Coding references
  • Abstracting and compliance software
  • Coded data set

CIOX HealthSource Gym

Bundle the CIOX HealthSource Gym with other AHIMA VLab™ applications as an add-on subscription to the industry's only experiential coding training and assessment solution. CIOX HealthSource Gym is a web-based application powered by clinical content presented in an experiential format that:

  • Enables organizations to efficiently and reliably assess and train coders and CDI professionals of all skill levels efficiently and reliably across all phases of the coding continuum.
  • Improves coding skills—provides data-rich training and practice scenarios with immediate feedback.
  • Enhances the coding acumen of clinical documentation integrity (CDI) professionals.
  • Allows users to learn by doing—a proven methodology for increasing retention.

Watch the CIOX HealthSource Gym demo

MediRegs Coding Center for Students

AHIMA partnered with Wolters Kluwer to offer MediRegs Coding Center for Students as an add-on subscription to the AHIMA VLab™ learning experience. The MediRegs Coding Center for Students is an online reference for learning to code. Students can access this online reference, along with other applications used in practice.

MediRegs Coding Center for Students features:

  • Simple search functionality makes it easy to search across multiple code sets by code, description, or key terms for verification of coding, diagnosis/procedure codes, and coverage from one location.
  • E-Code Sets allow for searching by code, description, or common terms, including integration with the explorer tool to provide complete code set content for HCPCS, CPT®, ICD-9-CM, and ICD-10.
  • A CMS glossary, MLN Matters, Job Aids, and fee schedule information further expand the list of reference material.
  • The National Correct Coding Initiatives (NCCI) code pair checking tool, LCD/NCD Search tool, and MS-DRG grouper makes it easy to learn complex coding rules for clean claim submissions.
  • Customizable daily and weekly alerts, stored search alerts, and personal bookmark folders provide instant access to necessary information.

Watch the MediRegs Coding Center for Students demo

Tableau is data visioning and analysis software transforming the way people use data to solve problems. With Tableau, students have the power of data at their fingertips, and access several hands-on data visioning learning activities and practice data sets with on-demand Tableau training videos.

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