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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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Welcome to a New Year

 
At our annual conference last year, our CEO, Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE, said, "Our impact is defined by the human lives our work touches, now and into the future," This video is a thank-you for making sure that patients' stories around the world were accessible, accurate, and connected in 2021. We are dedicated to transforming health and healthcare together.
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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.

 

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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).

 

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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.

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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.

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.

 

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

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.

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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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