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Deadline Extended!

AHIMA23 Conference: Call for Presentations Deadline for Submissions is Feb. 6 at 11:59 pm EST.

Calling all health information experts seeking an opportunity to engage with an audience of industry leaders, learners, and decision-makers! Do you have data-driven best practices to share that elevate the health information profession? Submit a proposal today to present at the AHIMA23 Conference, being held October 8 – 10, 2023 in Baltimore, MD.

Please see our submission guidelines for more details.

March 20–21, 2023, in Washington, DC

Deadline to Register to Attend Capitol Hill Day is February 17!

2023 AHIMA Advocacy Summit: Register Today!

The AHIMA Advocacy Summit is where health leaders and policymakers come together to address important key policy issues related to health data and health information.

You may earn up to 13 CEUs at this two-day event, taking place March 20–21, 2023, in Washington, DC, which includes a Public Policy Institute on March 20. AHIMA members also have an opportunity to advocate for issues impacting the health information profession to their elected officials at our Capitol Hill Day on March 21.

Watch a video message from AHIMA’s Lauren Riplinger, Chief Public Policy and Impact Officer.

Applications are due March 31, 2023

Call for Elected Leadership Nominations

We are seeking qualified candidates who are passionate about driving the profession forward and making a real impact on the future of Health Information. Descriptions, duties, and qualifications for each of these elected positions are available on the Get Involved web page. All terms begin on January 1, 2024. Applications are due March 31, 2023.

Apply Today!

New Whitepaper | Available for download

Revenue Cycle Management: Connecting Technology, People, and Processes

AHIMA and Nym Health convened an expert panel of health information and revenue cycle management (RCM) experts to explore the implications of revenue cycle automation.

Download the free whitepaper today

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February 7, 2023

Risk of Duplicate ICD Codes for Orthopedic and Injury Related Research

A paper published in the Winter 2023 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management takes a closer look at the impact of the transition to ICD-10 on research activities. Specifically, the paper explores and identifies issues of duplicate ICD codes between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM in orthopedic- and injury-related research. The author asserts that special attention should be drawn to retrospective research involving methods of injury spanning ICD-9 and ICD-10 systems.

AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris

February 2, 2023

Finding Positivity and Driving Value Through Shared Purpose

"Change in healthcare is only accelerating, especially as hospitals face workforce shortages and a market shift to outpatient care," writes AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris in her recent blog post. "Together, we are navigating unknowns, and only by leveraging our collective strengths can we continue to add value."

How do we find our way forward? Click here to read more.

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January 25, 2023

FBI Warns Healthcare Providers about Sophisticated Cybercrime Group

The healthcare industry faces a constantly growing field of cyber threats, including individual actors, foreign governments, and even organized groups. Andrew Tomlinson, director of regulatory affairs at AHIMA, recently spoke with Renal & Urology News about the current threat landscape for healthcare, as well as the importance of taking steps to protect data held by entities not governed by HIPAA.

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January 9, 2023

Spotlight on AHIMA Members

Hear from AHIMA members in these new spotlight videos about what being a part of the association means to them, from connecting with a strong community of practitioners to staying ahead of the curve on changes in the industry.

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January 4, 2023

Meet the New AHIMA Board Members

As we begin a new year, AHIMA welcomes new members to our Board of Directors. Visit the Governance section of our website to learn more about their experience and their areas of focus in health information.

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December 16, 2022

Adoption of Standards for Health Care Attachments Transactions and Electronic Signatures Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released the Adoption of Standards for Health Care Attachments, Transactions and Electronic Signatures, and Modification to Referral Certification and Authorization Transaction Standard proposed rule. AHIMA published a fact sheet outlining key provisions of the rule.

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December 14, 2022

Practice Brief Provides Updates for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice

A newly released updated Practice Brief titled "Guidelines for Achieving a Compliant Query Practice (2022 Update)" represents a joint effort between AHIMA and the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists to provide ongoing guidance for compliant query practices to health information professionals.

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December 9, 2022

AHIMA Responds to Cybersecurity RFI from Senator Warner (D-VA)

AHIMA has responded to a white paper from Senator Warner (D-VA) entitled “Cybersecurity is Patient Safety: Policy Options in the Health Care Sector.” The response highlights the AHIMA position on cybersecurity leadership within the federal government, workforce, and information sharing.

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November 1, 2022

Gearing Up for the Future of Medical Coding

AHIMA Chief Member Relations and Service Officer Keith Olenik, MA, RHIA, CHP, spoke to the realities of HIPAA and the future of coding on a webinar sponsored by Nym Health, "Coding for the Future: Lessons Learned, Emerging Technologies & Future Opportunities."

Jeannine Pugh Cain, MSHI, RHIA, CPHI

October 18, 2022

Speaker’s Message on the 2022 AHIMA House of Delegates Meeting

“The Delegate journey and experience has been a priority for me as Speaker, and my hope is that collaboration continues,” writes Speaker of the House Jeannine Pugh Cain, MSHI, RHIA, CPHI, in a column discussing the 76th AHIMA House of Delegates meeting.

The House met in person for the first time in three years on October 9.

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October 17, 2022

Solutions for Challenges in Telehealth Privacy and Security

Ensuring privacy and security builds trust between providers and patients, which opens the door for patients to make the decision to share personal and health information without concern. It is important to identify privacy and security challenges and issues related to telehealth visits in order to apply the appropriate solutions.

Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, FAHIMA

October 3, 2022

Incoming President Aims to Ignite an Empowering Culture at AHIMA

For incoming AHIMA President/Chair Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, SHIMSS, FACHE, FAHIMA, nurturing the culture of an organization and understanding the importance of advocacy are equally as important.

Journal of AHIMA recently spoke with Mueller about her passion for healthcare, the important role of health information, and what’s on the horizon for AHIMA.

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August 10, 2022

How Do the New EHI Definition and Information Blocking Provisions Impact Your Organization?

By October 6, 2022, actors are expected to adhere to the full scope of EHI per the information blocking final rule, or else risk noncompliance. AHIMA22 attendees will hear directly from the policymakers and others working to implement information blocking and its related provisions at a session moderated by the AHIMA Policy and Government Affairs team.

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August 9, 2022

AHIMA Sponsors Modern Healthcare Social Determinants of Health Symposium

AHIMA has announced the sponsorship of Modern Healthcare's Social Determinants of Health Symposium. The virtual all-day event, taking place August 11, 2022, will highlight how investments in the areas of public policy, action, community, and technology can ultimately help evolve social determinants of health initiatives to achieve health equity and a healthier bottom line.

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August 9, 2022

Advancing Health Equity Requires Better Data

"One of the single greatest social determinants of health is where a patient lives," explain Carmen Smiley and Julie Pursley in their blog post discussing the latest developments for Project US@ ('USA'). The beneficial link between address standardization and patient matching was a driving force behind the project launch. Smiley and Pursley will be discussing the project at their AHIMA22 panel, “Connecting Technology, People, and Processes: Implementing ONC’s and AHIMA’s New Data Standards,” on Tuesday, October 11.

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August 2, 2022

AHIMA, AMIA, EHRA Release Report on Operationalizing Definition of EHI

AHIMA, AMIA, and EHRA announced today the release of a final report that examines key issues related to operationalizing the definitions of “electronic health information” (EHI) and “designated record set” (DRS). The report is intended to serve as a resource to assist providers, health IT systems, health information exchanges, and health information networks in complying with the information blocking provisions of the Cures Act Final Rule.

July 20, 2022

Provider Role in Protecting Patient Confidentiality, Privacy, and Security Beyond HIPAA

This new list of resources from AHIMA will assist health information professionals with educating patients on how to protect the confidentiality, privacy, and security of their health information in environments not covered by HIPAA.

June 22, 2022

A National Patient ID is Essential for Patient Safety

Misidentifying patients can have tragic consequences. In their op ed published this week in STAT, Wylecia Wiggs Harris and Tom Cox discuss real-life consequences of patient identification mistakes and how we can make more meaningful steps toward addressing the issue.

Compliance Guidance on Information Blocking: Health Information Sharing is the Goal

NEW Workshop Series

Compliance Guidance on Information Blocking: Health Information Sharing is the Goal

AHIMA has organized a virtual workshop series, in partnership with The Sequoia Project, to provide an overview of information blocking regulations, how organizations are achieving compliance using information sharing tools, and exceptions under the Cures Act Final Rule. 

  1. Information Blocking Overview | LIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | February 2, 2023 | 1 CEU
  2. Moving Toward Information Sharing | LIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | February 16, 2023 | 1 CEU
  3. Special Circumstances | LIVE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | March 2, 2023 | 1 CEU
  4. Office Hours | LIVE VIRTUAL MEETING | March 9, 2023 (Available with Bundle Purchase Only)
2023 Healthcare Leadership Development Series

Live and On-demand | Up to 3 CEUs

2023 Healthcare Leadership Development Series

Join us for the 2023 Healthcare Leadership Development Series to discuss leadership as a lived experience. Learn about the tools and sources of inspiration available to lead a team, navigate turbulent initiatives, and effect lasting change in your organization. Access to watch on-demand after the live event is included with your registration:

  • February 8, 2023: Recruitment & Retention Strategies for Today's Healthcare Leader | 1 CEU
  • April 5, 2023: Change Management for Healthcare Leaders | 1 CEU
  • June 14, 2023: Technology Adoption for Healthcare Leaders | 1 CEU

March 7, 2023 | 12 p.m. CT

Are Your EMR Templates a Winning Bracket, or Are They Costing You the Game?

Join us on March 7 to learn about strategies to recoup revenue, mitigate risk, and properly track audits, all by having the right organizational tools in place. We’ll discuss how release of information templates can impact revenue, as well as business intelligence data and analytics used to identify and resolve risks

March 14, 2023 | 12 p.m. CT

Finding Your Path in Health Information Management

Join us on March 14 to learn how you can find your path in health information. Hear from three professionals who started from the same HIM academic foundation but navigated to different career paths that aligned with their interests.

CHPS® Exam Preparation

Starting April 24 | Cohort Online Course

CHPS® Exam Preparation

Sign up for a CHPS® Exam Preparation cohort starting on April 24 (Spring) or October 23 (Fall). 81% of participants passed the CHPS Exam on their first try compared to only 48% who did not take this course. Becoming Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS) is a career milestone. Space is limited; Sign up today.

Download the course brochure

The State of the Health Information Industry: 2023 Key Trends

January 11 | Free Webinar

The State of the Health Information Industry: 2023 Key Trends

Healthcare is rapidly changing. AHIMA strives to bring the most current and relevant information to our Health Information professional community. In this webinar, AHIMA will present guidance on 3 emerging trends in the Health Information Industry for 2023.

 

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What Does the TEFCA Mean for Your Organization?

The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) presents a unique opportunity for the U.S. healthcare delivery system, establishing a universal floor of interoperability, connecting providers, public health entities, and individuals. Many questions remain about what the TEFCA will mean for hospitals, health systems, and other providers.

Download the Summary for guidance on TECFA participation.

 

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Journal of AHIMA

Health information is critical to healthcare evolution. Join the conversation as we explore leading trends in the industry.  Your subscription is included with membership.

 

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AHIMA Access

Engage with AHIMA, your CSA, fellow HI professionals, and topical content on our members-only social media platform. Share your insights and get the answers you need.

 

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Career Assist

Find your next job on the Career Assist Job Board. AHIMA members receive early access to job postings and priority listing in employer searches.

 

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Free ROI Toolkit

Download your copy today to stay compliant. Revised to incorporate various types of disclosures of PHI and to reflect today’s healthcare landscape. Free to AHIMA members.

 

Whitepapers

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3 Strategies for Cultivating a Culture of Connection, Development, and Loyalty in the Modern Workplace

Leading a team in the modern workplace presents significant challenges and opportunities, beginning with the concept itself. In many cases, the workplace is no longer a physical space where people congregate but rather a virtual one without geographic boundaries. In this whitepaper, you will learn about highly effective tools to bring stability to your workforce by enhancing connections and providing growth opportunities.

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Leveraging the EHR for effective clinical workflows: Four strategies to try today

Many electronic health records (EHR) have capabilities that can be leveraged to support and even improve workflows. From the customization of clinical decision support features, to automated task delegation, to the personalization of documentation templates, there are numerous ways in which EHRs can help.

Download the free ebook today

Medical Record Retrieval and Procurement: Challenges and Solutions

Download the whitepaper to uncover insights from our expert panel about medical record retrieval and how payor organizations can improve payor-provider relationships, address procurement challenges, and ensure payment integrity.

Health information professionals are prime candidates to lead in revenue cycle roles. Explore key components of the revenue cycle and obtain the tools to comfortably discuss financial terms and metrics at an AHIMA22 pre-conference workshop led by industry expert and Distinguished Member AHIMA Triumph Award recipient Rose Dunn.

Clinical Decision Support whitepaper

Clinical Decision Support: Leveraging Technology to Drive Outcomes and Efficiencies

Enhanced clinical decision support systems are becoming a critical part of the healthcare information technology landscape, enabling faster decision-making, enhancing efficiencies, and improving patient outcomes. AHIMA and Altera Digital Health convened an expert panel of clinicians and health information experts to discuss the impact of enhanced clinical decision support on clinical workflow and satisfaction.

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