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Provide your students with real world practice on authentic healthcare technology

With AHIMA VLab™, your students will learn first-hand how the accuracy, protection, and accessibility of health information impacts every step of the patient journey. AHIMA VLab™ gives you access to hundreds of authentic and realistic patient cases. 

When you adopt the AHIMA VLab™, you’ll receive: 

  • Access to real technology applications used in today’s healthcare environment 
  • Pre-built lessons designed for use in online or on-campus learning 
  • Training with an AHIMA VLab™ expert and fellow educator 
  • A library of student and instructor resources


AHIMA VLab™ benefits

For Students

Apply real-world practice to theory using a broad spectrum of commercially available health information software applications.

Evaluate understanding of key skills and competencies learned via auto-graded assessments designed for every AHIMA VLab™ activity.

Demonstrate to employers the many ways you can help them achieve workplace goals through your advanced online training and preparation.

For Educators

Achieve student learning outcomes using the 2018 Competency to Activity Mappings and 2018 Activity to Competency Mappings.

Select from over 70 pre-built learning activities—designed by educators for educators—in collaboration with industry experts.

Communicate to prospective students and employers that your academic program values preparing students for today’s dynamic healthcare workplace.

Connect with us to learn how AHIMA VLabTM fits with your course plan

Navigate the evolution of healthcare with real-world, industry leading technologies.

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Teaching Resources

  • More than 70 pre-built activities aligned with HIM curricula competencies
  • Hundreds of authentic redacted patient cases and realistic patient case scenarios for coding, CDI and auditing exercises.
  • Access to resources and information are available within the VLab course as well as this site.

Faculty Training and Curriculum Integration

  • Free, online introductory faculty orientation is available upon request
  • Advanced curriculum integration sessions are also available at no charge
  • Additional faculty training is available with your registration for the annual Assembly on Education Symposium

Technical Support and Communication

  • Technical support is available Monday–Friday,7 a.m.–7 p.m. CT, excluding major holidays.
  • Updates with the latest announcements via Academic Affairs eNews delivered to your inbox
  • Commitment to continuous improvement through educator feedback surveys and open forums
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