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AHIMA22 Global Conference | Save the Date

October 9–12: In-person & November 10–11: Virtual

AHIMA22 Global Conference | Save the Date  

October 9–12: In-person annual conference in Columbus, OH  

November 10–11: Virtual annual conference 

Be Part of the Revival, Revolution and Reinvention of Health Information. 

Sign up for AHIMA22 Global Conference email list to stay up to date on the new world of health information and connect with fellow health information leaders. 

Cybersecurity whitepaper

New Whitepaper | Available for download today

Cybersecurity: A Comprehensive Risk Management Approach for Healthcare

Health information security breaches that put patient safety, privacy, and operations at risk occur daily, and they will continue because cybercriminals recognize the value of patient data and the critical need for provider organizations to keep systems up and running.

AHIMA and Olive convened a panel of experts from across the healthcare industry for a roundtable discussion exploring best practices in cybersecurity and how healthcare organizations, vendors, payers, and suppliers can prepare for emerging cyber threats. Click here to download the white paper.

May 10, 2022

Field Notes: Mayo Clinic Project Team Removes SSN Requirement in EHR

In 2017, the privacy officer at Mayo Clinic's integrity and compliance office initiated a project team to identify and mitigate unnecessary risk resulting from a potential data breach. The team's focus was removing certain patient identifiers from its electronic health record.

April 25, 2022

Claims Denials: A Step-by-Step Approach to Resolution

For hospitals, denial rates are on the rise, increasing more than 20 percent over the past five years. But a denial does not automatically relegate claims to the write-off bin. In fact, as many as two-thirds of rejected claims are recoverable.

CE quiz available.

April 21, 2022

Using Telehealth to Provide Behavioral Healthcare to Young Adults and College Students

This research, published in the Winter 2022 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management, investigates the perception of students about the need and use of telehealth and virtual appointments to provide students additional opportunities to receive the care they need.

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April 18, 2022

Field Notes: Tackling CDI Query Response Time

This article from Journal of AHIMA discusses how North Mississippi Health Services, a rural healthcare system with locations throughout north Mississippi and northwest Alabama, increased provider response time to clinical documentation integrity (CDI) queries.

April 12, 2022

Podcast: Safeguarding Against Cybersecurity Threats

On this episode of the HI Pitch podcast, we discuss the key role of health information professionals in a cybersecurity-inflicted downtime event, including preemptive preparation and post-event operations.

April 11, 2022

Building a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Healthcare

Simply acknowledging that diversity and bias exists is not enough. When implementing a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) program, it is essential that the program be embedded, and behaviors modeled, by leaders at every level in the organization.

April 1, 2022

HI Professionals Advocate for Patient Safety, Health Equity at Advocacy Summit

“The Advocacy Summit is a great opportunity for HI professionals to share their expertise, knowledge and personal stories with policymakers,” said Lauren Riplinger, AHIMA vice president of policy and government affairs. “We’re thrilled by the level of commitment and engagement from our members as they discussed the critical issues facing healthcare.”

March 11, 2022

Perspectives in Health Information Management Winter 2022 Issue

From healthcare fraud to telehealth documentation during COVID-19, the Winter 2022 issue of AHIMA's peer-reviewed research journal Perspectives in Health Information Management explores a range of issues facing the industry today.

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March 2, 2022

New ICD-10-CM/PCS Codes Become Effective April 1

Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, senior director of coding policy and compliance at AHIMA, discusses the three new ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and nine new ICD-10-PCS procedure codes that will be effective April 1, 2022

 

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February 23, 2022

AHIMA Comments on PREVENT Pandemics Act Legislation

AHIMA recently provided feedback on the PREVENT Pandemics Act draft legislation, introduced by HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC). AHIMA provided comments on social determinants of health, accurate patient information, and improving the frontline workforce.

Wylecia Wiggs Harris

February 21, 2022

AHIMA CEO Named to Top Women Leaders

AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2022’s Top Women Leaders. This annual program recognizes top women executives who are influencing policy and care delivery models across the country, and this recognition comes on the heels of Modern Healthcare naming Harris a Top Diversity Leader last year.

Katherine Lusk

February 17, 2021

Katherine Lusk Recognized as a DirectTrust Interoperability Hero

AHIMA 2021 President/Chair Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA, has been named a DirectTrust Interoperability Hero. The Interoperability Hero initiative identifies organizations, teams, or individuals that advance interoperability.

 

Seth Katz

February 14, 2022

Podcast: The Future of Healthcare

Seth Katz, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, vice president of health information management and revenue cycle at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, talks about how the future of healthcare will shape the health information professional’s career and discusses the Evolving Healthcare Webinar Series presented by AHIMA.

Providers with clipboards

January 10, 2022

AHIMA and ONC Release Companion Guide for New Technical Specification

AHIMA and ONC released a companion guide to accompany the agency's Project US@ Technical Specification Final Version 1.0. It can be used by health information and healthcare professionals to enhance patient identification and matching.

 

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December 7, 2021

Download: New CDI White Paper

AHIMA and the Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) are pleased to share a new white paper that examines how rapid advancement in healthcare technology is driving changes in CDI.

 

US Capitol

Oct. 19, 2021

Senate Removes Ban that has Stifled Progress on a National Patient Identification Strategy

“We thank the Senate for putting patient safety first and removing the ban from the Labor-HHS appropriations bill that hinders innovation on the critical issue of patient identification,” said AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE. “This is an important step to help ensure patients are matched accurately to their medical records in the years to come.”

 

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Oct. 15, 2021

How to Solve SDOH Challenges with Data Governance

A new white paper from AHIMA outlines the data governance strategies underlying successful social determinants of health programs. Data governance principles can be leveraged to improve the capture, management, and use of these unique data sets.

September 20, 2021

Release of Preliminary Report: "Defining EHI and the Designated Record Set in an Electronic World"

AHIMA, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) released a preliminary report that examines key issues related to the operationalization of the definitions of electronic health information (EHI) and designated record set (DRS).

 

Lauren Riplinger

August 6, 2021

AHIMA Publishes Public Policy Statement on Health Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated existing health inequities in the US and beyond. This spring we convened a work group to help us think about what key public policy considerations should be addressed by policymakers to address health inequities.

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July 26, 2021

HI Pitch Podcast: My Life, My Story Project

Thor Ringler, writer/editor at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital; Eric Yanke, MD, chief informatics officer at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital; and Mara Feingold-Link, MD, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discuss the My Life, My Story project and how it’s being used in the electronic health record to improve care for veteran patients, address issues of bias in healthcare, and counter physician burnout.

Events

Mark Dietz Leadership Series

Livestreamed Webinar Series

Master the Challenges of Rapid Change

Join us for the 2022 Mark Dietz Leadership Webinar Series, made possible by a donation from the Mark Dietz Fund and developed to advance opportunities for health information professionals. We have partnered with the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School to bring you this livestreamed three-part series, which includes:

  • Interventions and practices that support diversity, inclusion, and the perspectives they foster
  • Empathy-based training on how to keep up—and thrive—with change
  • Hands-on activities that teach design thinking, a methodology for creative problem-solving
SDOH

On-Demand Webinar

Social Determinants of Health: A New Perspective

Presenters at this seminar will provide an overview of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) from a clinical documentation integrity and coding perspective. They also cover coding guidance and best practices for capturing SDOH, while focusing on providing information so that healthcare organizations can capture SDOH information accurately according to their needs.

Career Assist

Columbus, OH
Ohio Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Gainesville, FL
UF Health Shands Hospital
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
US Remote
Provident Coding
US Remote
EXL
Binghamton, NY
United Health Services, Inc
Journal of AHIMA July 2020 cover

Journal of AHIMA

Health information is critical to healthcare evolution. Join the conversation as we explore leading trends in the industry.  Subscription to AHIMA’s online Journal is included with membership.

 

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HIM Body of Knowledge

The HIM Body of Knowledge provides resources and tools to advance health information professional practice and standards for the delivery of quality healthcare.

 

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