CDI: More than a credential

The ACDIS advisory board believes that no one credential or licensure can guarantee success in the CDI profession, and that it is therefore limiting to restrict hiring practices to one type of candidate (i.e., RN vs. RHIA, etc.). A strong clinical foundation is necessary for success, but apart from that there are many knowledge-bases and “intangibles” that a CDI specialist must possess or develop. As a result the ACDIS advisory board advocates for diversity in hiring practices.