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Keith Olenik, Chief Health Information Officer for AHIMA

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Has Revolutionized Medical Coding

With the increasing prevalence of autonomous coding systems, medical coders’ roles are poised for a significant transformation. According to AHIMA Chief Health Information Officer Keith Olenik, this evolution will enable them to shift their focus towards complex cases, leveraging their expertise in healthcare, data analysis, and technology. Through their specialized skills and in-depth understanding, medical coders will contribute to advancements in healthcare and make a positive impact on patient care.

Read his recent interview with How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Has Revolutionized Medical Coding (

AHIMA® Grace and Triumph Award Applications Now Open

Recognize and celebrate those who have made a difference in the health information profession. Applications are now open! Learn more about the annual AHIMA® Grace and Triumph Awards.



Oct. 8 – 10, 2023 | Baltimore, MD

Registration is Now Open for AHIMA23 Conference!

If Data Could Talk, What Would it Say?

As health information professionals know, health data is much more than it appears. It tells the story of patients and caregivers, of challenges and triumphs. Save the date to join us at the Baltimore Convention Center this October to connect with your community of health information professionals, engage in conversations about the future of healthcare, and learn about trending topics that will have everyone talking.

AHIMA23 is more than an event, it’s where health information comes to life.

AHIMA Mentoring Program

Get the guidance you need to excel in your career! AHIMA has a new opportunity to connect with an experienced HI professional for a unique mentoring opportunity. Apply today!

AHIMA White Paper Identifies Opportunities and Challenges with Collecting, Integrating, and Using SDOH Data

A new AHIMA study conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago found that nearly eight in 10 healthcare organizations currently collect SDOH data, yet challenges remain related to the collection and use of this clinically relevant data to improve healthcare and health outcomes. Read the press release to learn more.



June 05, 2023

Advocacy Is Our Power

Member advocacy boosts the visibility of health information professionals and improves public policy decisions in healthcare. Learn more from AHIMA President/Chair Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, in her monthly message exclusively in the Journal of AHIMA.

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May 03, 2023

The Future of AHIMA Is Bright

In her farewell message to members, CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris reminds us to stay true to your values and know that you are truly making a difference in the field.

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Spring 2023: Perspectives in Health Information Management

The Spring 2023 issue of AHIMA’s peer-reviewed research journal, Perspectives in Health Information Management, is now available. This issue’s topics include lessons learned from the transition to a new EHR and the effect on workflow and the role of clinical decision systems in preventing stroke.

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April 24, 2023

Retaining and Recruiting HI Staff: Beyond Competitive Salaries and Benefits

Health information (HI) professionals are in short supply. As health records have been digitized, demand has surged for the professionals who manage them. Industry leaders are responding to this shortage by reducing turnover, encouraging professional development in their organizations, staying up to date with new tools, and exploring new recruitment methods and technologies to help land qualified candidates.

April 24, 2023

The Human Side of Interoperability

Interoperability requires cooperation. Therefore, according to AHIMA President/Chair Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, HI professionals and others must all work together for our industry, our patients, and our own family. Read her latest message to members exclusively in the Journal of AHIMA.

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April 13, 2023

AHIMA Supports Proposals to Improve Interoperability and Transparency

A newly proposed federal rule will help protect patient privacy, continue to emphasize the role of health information (HI) professionals, and promote sharing of electronic health information, according to an AHIMA official. AHIMA will continue reviewing the rule to determine its effect on health information management.

April 03, 2023

Don't Let Labels Hold You Back: How to Excel in Your Work Environment

On Capital Hill Day in Washington, D.C., several AHIMA health information advocates refused to let negative attitudes, labels, or preconceptions prevent them from effectively communicating their message by addressing patient matching and identification issues, as well as improving the collection, sharing, and use of social determinants of health data.

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February 21, 2023

Stronger Together: How Membership Moves Us Forward

"Change is inevitable, especially in healthcare," writes Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, SHIMSS, FACHE, FAHIMA, president/chair of AHIMA, in her first President's Message column.

"Our opportunity for growth as an association has always been rooted in how our members can add greater value to the data we manage; in leading teams to expand their contributions in a meaningful way; and now, in helping advance AHIMA’s mission to empower people to impact health."

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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.

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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."

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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.

AHIMA Press Resources are Moving

Starting June 5, all AHIMA Press downloadable resources for books will be available on the AHIMA Learning Center.

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Live Presentation | June 13, 2023 | 12 p.m. CT

How to Accelerate Your HIM Degree and Maximize Your Investment

Learn about cost-effective and time-saving options for earning a bachelor's or master's degree in health information management to achieve your career goals.

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:

  1. Recruitment & Retention Strategies for Today's Healthcare Leader | On-Demand | 1 CEU
  2. Change Management for Healthcare Leaders | LIVE | April 5, 2023 | 1 CEU
  3. Technology Adoption for Healthcare Leaders | LIVE | June 14, 2023 | 1 CEU
Coding Denials: Understanding Common Culprits and Winning Strategies to Avoid Them

June 15, 2023 | 12 p.m. CT

Coding Denials: Understanding Common Culprits and Winning Strategies to Avoid Them

Discover how to tackle common coding and documentation issues that lead to denials, prevent future occurrences, and reverse denials.

Free Webinar: A Discussion on How SOGI Data Helps a Provider See the Whole Person

Live Webinar | June 21 | 12 p.m. CT | 1 CEU

The Power of AI: Taking Your CDI Program to the Next Level

Join our live virtual event to learn how Yale New Haven Health System leveraged technology to improve their query rate, capture twice as much incomplete information in electronic health records, and create a more efficient workflow for employees. The presentation will provide details on the change management process that was used to implement the technology.

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Free Webinar

Winning the Revenue Cycle Battle: Proven Strategies for Claim Denials Management  

June 28, 2023 | 12 p.m. CT

In today’s climate, the traditional approach of appeals to recoup denied revenue is no longer enough. Join us for a free webinar on June 28 to learn proactive and reactive out-of-the-box strategies that use data analytics, benchmarking, and education to secure your revenue.

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

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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.



Revenue Integrity: Leveraging Data to Enhance Collaboration Across the Revenue Cycle

Learn how revenue integrity ensures a unified, systemic approach to revenue cycle optimization, preventing revenue leakage and maintaining compliance.


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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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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