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Kristi Fahy Wesolek, RHIA

Join Me to Make Our Fresh Start at AHIMA22—We Deserve It!

My name is Kristi Fahy Wesolek, RHIA, and as your AHIMA Global Conference Committee Chair and General Session emcee I am so incredibly excited to welcome you to Columbus, Ohio for AHIMA22. Fall is coming and change is in the air... and to me, this year’s conference symbolizes a fresh start!

It’s been three years since we’ve all been together—we have so much to catch up on! It’s time to see old friends, network with new ones, and strengthen our bonds with the health information community.

Columbus is the perfect place for a fresh start—it’s a fun, vibrant city that easily takes unsuspecting visitors by surprise with delight. In a way, that sounds a lot like the health information profession to me—though we’re not always front and center, we are amazing and full of surprises!

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Cyber Threats in Healthcare? Yes, You Are at Risk!

Picture it: You’re on your way to the emergency room near your home when, suddenly, the ambulance changes direction. Why? Your local hospital was just hit with a ransomware attack, leaving staff scrambling and unable to accept new patients.

Ransomware is the number-one threat that concerns cybersecurity professionals in the healthcare sector. And for good reason. Ryuk, just one ransomware variant, has been linked to more than 200 attacks impacting hundreds of thousands of patients and costing providers hundreds of millions of dollars.

 

 

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As the Workforce Landscape Changes, We Look Ahead and Adapt

As the saying goes, the only thing certain is change. And the health information workforce has been through a lot of it lately. How do we prepare for the next disruption? How do we meet the needs of a high-demand industry?

Eric Nordgren and David Marc, PhD, CHDA, of the College of St. Scholastica have some suggestions for the road ahead as health information professionals navigate a market where anecdotal evidence suggests employers are having greater challenges than ever finding qualified candidates.

 

 

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Meet Us in Columbus

AHIMA22 brings us to Columbus this year. The capital and heart of Ohio, Columbus is known for its riverfront downtown, restaurants ranked among Food & Wine's “32 Places to Go (And Eat)” in America, easy transportation, shopping, museums, and greenspace. Whatever you like to do, Columbus has something for you.

Once you’re in Columbus for AHIMA22, you can enjoy dozens of casual or elegant restaurants, see a show, visit a topiary park, even try your hand at the sport of axe-throwing. Or, venture further out and explore the many distinct Columbus neighborhoods, including German Village and the Brewery District for local beers, live music, and a history tour.

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Bridging the Analytics Silos

Whether an organization’s analytics reporting is simple or complex, all analytics professionals ultimately want to ensure the right person has the right data at the right time.

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The Time of the Empowered Health Consumer is Here

Healthcare has a secrecy problem. How can we expect patients to manage their health if we keep hiding everything from them?

Kristi Fahy Wesolek, RHIA

Join Me to Make Our Fresh Start at AHIMA22—We Deserve It!

It’s been three years since we’ve all been together—we have so much to catch up on! It’s time to see old friends, network with new ones, and strengthen our bonds with the health information community.

concerned doctor on computer

Cyber Threats in Healthcare? Yes, You Are at Risk!

Ransomware is the number-one threat that concerns cybersecurity professionals in the healthcare sector. And for good reason. Ryuk, just one ransomware variant, has been linked to more than 200 attacks impacting hundreds of thousands of patients and costing providers hundreds of millions of dollars.

business group working on board

As the Workforce Landscape Changes, We Look Ahead and Adapt

As the saying goes, the only thing certain is change. And the health information workforce has been through a lot of it lately. How do we prepare for the next disruption? How do we meet the needs of a high-demand industry?

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Inside the AHIMA22 Exhibit Hall: Four Questions for Tyler Cowart

The AHIMA22 exhibit hall is a destination where you can meet and talk with product experts and industry innovators while experiencing the latest health information solutions. In the coming weeks, the AHIMA22 blog will be getting to know some of the faces of the exhibit hall.

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What Does It Take to Become a Revenue Cycle Executive?

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 on Sunday, October 9.

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How to Solve Problems the Google and Apple Way

The AHIMA22 workshop “Design Thinking for Innovation in Healthcare" introduces the design thinking process, a five-part problem-solving approach that you can apply in both your organization and your daily life. Led by an instructor from Johns Hopkins University, this hands-on learning experience is offered on Sunday, October 9.

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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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Excerpt: Understanding and Building a Skill Set for Machine Learning with Drug Dosing

In this excerpt from a recent Journal of AHIMA article, Shannon Houser and R. Jeffrey Harris discuss the special skill sets needed when working with machine learning in drug dosing applications.

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Enter AI: Panel Reports how AI Impacts their CDI Programs and Organizations

AI has probably helped improve your life without you realizing it. For example, AI helps Netflix suggest your next movie or series, based on your ratings of what you’ve watched before. But it can also help improve your CDI programs.

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Tips from an Expert Panel for Preventing Cyberattacks

If your organization is attacked, cyber insurance can cover ransomware demands and remediation. But coverage isn’t a given. AHIMA and Olive AI convened an expert panel to explore how organizations, vendors, and suppliers can be prepared.

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AI Automates CDI, But Does it Improve Documentation?

Artifact, an Iodine solution, in collaboration with AHIMA, recently convened a panel of experts and released a white paper examining how technology based on artificial intelligence/machine learning can improve not only processes through automation, but documentation quality, patient care, and even job satisfaction.

Goodale Park in fall

Meet Us in Columbus

AHIMA22 brings us to Columbus this year. The capital and heart of Ohio, Columbus is known for its riverfront downtown, restaurants ranked among Food & Wine's “32 Places to Go (And Eat)” in America, easy transportation, shopping, museums, and greenspace. Whatever you like to do, Columbus has something for you.

 

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AHIMA22 Impact Area: Privacy and Security

AHIMA22 Global Conference has top experts on information blocking, electronic health record vendor efforts to protect privacy and achieve interoperability, cyberthreats, and risks associated with the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).

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Impact Area: Data

AHIMA22 Global Conference is an opportunity to hear from industry experts on topics focused on the impact of health data in the healthcare industry. Look forward to hearing the incredible stories of successes and challenges organizations face in the realm of health data.

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Impact Area: Workforce

AHIMA22 Global Conference will be a great opportunity for members to hear from a variety of experts regarding the workforce. There will be top industry leaders providing relevant and realistic takeaways in automation, managing teams in remote environments, and career opportunities.

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Impact Area: Consumerism

We’re experiencing a turning point in healthcare, with consumers finally empowered to make more informed decisions about their health. AHIMA22 includes a focus on consumerism because these sessions offer incredible insight for health leaders to learn about new and emerging technologies and roles in health information that place the patient at the center of it all.

Learn More about AHIMA22

Connect, Learn, and Grow at AHIMA22

Connect with fellow passionate health information professionals at the global conference that brings together the industry's leading voices for an unforgettable experience. From the latest on healthcare hot topics to inspiring keynotes, we have so much in store for you!

Browse the AHIMA22 Agenda

Our full schedule is now available to browse on the AHIMA22 Global Conference website. Get a preview of the sessions, networking opportunities, reception events, and more. Check back frequently for important updates and exciting additions.

Register and Book Your Hotel Today

AHIMA has secured discounted room rates at hotels near the Greater Columbus Convention Center and encourages participants to book within the AHIMA room block during the registration process for the best selection and rates.

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