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2022 AHIMA Advocacy Summit

March 28-29, 2022 | Live Virtual Event

AHIMA Advocacy Summit

The AHIMA Advocacy Summit is where health information leaders and policymakers connect. As we strive toward meaningful legislative and regulatory changes, we work with health information professionals, national healthcare organizations, and other stakeholders to advance an advocacy agenda that makes a difference.

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November 11, 2021

AHIMA at Frontiers Health Global Conference

AHIMA experts spoke about personal health information and introduced AHIMA dHealth™ to an international audience at the Frontiers Health Global Conference.

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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.

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Oct. 14, 2021

Ken Blanchard: Leading People Through Change

Are you dealing with change at your organization? Want to learn how you can secure buy-in, commitment, and involvement from your colleagues? Attend this live event on Oct. 29 to learn how to lead people through change.

 

September 21, 2021

AHIMA CEO Named One of Modern Healthcare’s Top Diversity Leaders

We are proud to announce that AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2021’s Top 25 Diversity Leaders, and is one of 10 people named to the list of 2021 Diversity Leaders to Watch by the publication.

 

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.

HI Pitch Podcast

June 21, 2021

HI Pitch Podcast: Telehealth Post-Pandemic

On this episode of HI Pitch, Lauren Riplinger, vice president of policy and government affairs at AHIMA, and Andrea Lee Linna, partner at McGuireWoods, LLP, discuss the role of telehealth in a post-pandemic world as well as a newly proposed HIPAA privacy rule.

 

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May 24, 2021

HI Pitch Podcast: AHIMA21 Preview

Cathy Vijeh, AHIMA’s meetings director, discusses the digital experience coming your way at AHIMA21, which includes timely topics, interactive Q&As, live polls, forums for further discussion and thought, and more.

 

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May 19, 2021

AHIMA Advocacy Summit Considers Post-Pandemic Landscape

Now in a new phase of the pandemic, this is no time for healthcare professionals to back down from advocacy positions. In fact, the coming months may prove critical, three experts said during AHIMA’s Advocacy Summit on Monday.

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May 18, 2021

How to Avoid a Healthcare Data Emergency

As healthcare companies grapple with a post-COVID-19 landscape, securing data in an increasingly digital environment is paramount for regulatory compliance, patient care, and employee satisfaction.

 

dHealth

May 17, 2021

HI Pitch Podcast: Introducing AHIMA dHealth

AHIMA's experts discuss the launch of AHIMA dHealth™, a solution where providers and other healthcare stakeholders can discover digital health products, including ones that have passed an AHIMA assessment showing they secure and protect patient data.

 

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May 12, 2021

Building New Policies and Procedures to Incorporate Telehealth

Telehealth has expanded through federal and state measures intended to increase access during the pandemic.

 

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May 11, 2021

Surviving the Wave of Seasonal Audits

Audit season often brings with it a host of anxieties; however, with a few adjustments to how you approach audits, you can streamline your operations and reduce stress across your team.

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May 11, 2021

Artificial Intelligence: What We Learned While Implementing Solutions

Software solutions, or types of artificial intelligence, aiming to increase productivity, improve safety or efficiency, or replace the number of “touches” required for processing continue to become more prevalent in healthcare.

 

Nanette Sayles

May 10, 2021

Professional Development is a Commitment

HIM is at the crossroads of three constantly changing fields: healthcare, information systems, and HIM itself.

 

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April 28, 2021

Interoperability Is Catching FHIR

How payers can strengthen their ability to securely share and leverage health data on the road to Cures Act compliance.

 

Lauren Riplinger

April 13, 2021

Under the Dome: AHIMA Public Policy Statement on Affordability

In this Under the Dome column, Lauren Riplinger, JD, vice president of policy and government affairs at AHIMA, discusses AHIMA's public policy statement on affordability. As the cost of care rises, policymakers have increasingly focused on the need for greater transparency in healthcare prices and health plan coverage.

Events

CDI Technology Standards

Tuesday, December 7 | Free Webinar

Compliant CDI Technology Standards

Join us for this live, free webinar. Presenters will discuss the upcoming AHIMA/ACDIS white paper titled Compliant Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) Technology Standards. The white paper covers the CDI technology landscape; defines a documentation integrity practice; explores how to access and evaluate compliant CDI technology vendors; looks at policies and procedures; and examines the application of clinical technology in different healthcare settings.

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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.  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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