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AHIMA's HI Pitch Podcast features insightful perspectives from experienced leaders in health information.

Listen to the podcast episodes below or stream through platforms such as Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Spotify, Overcast, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, Deezer, Pocket Casts, iTunes, and Radio Public. 

Featured Episodes


New Patient ID Now National Framework Positions Healthcare System for Improvement

Kate McFadyen, director of government affairs at AHIMA, discusses the new Patient ID Now framework and its broader implications for improving patient identification and healthcare on a national level.

May 10TH, 2021 | E71

Healthcare professionals

Gearing Up for AHIMA’s Grace & Triumph Awards

Laura Shue, MPA, CHDA, CPHIMS, chair of the Triumph Awards Committee, and Diana Flood, MS, RHIA, CMHP, chair of the Grace Awards Committee, discuss the upcoming Grace and Triumph awards, as well as important information regarding nomination applications.

MAY 3RD, 2021 | E70

family in telehealth appointment

SDOH: A Critical Component in Improved Healthcare 

Lauren Riplinger, AHIMA's vice president of advocacy, public policy, and government affairs, recently sat down Laura Gottlieb, MD, MPH, professor of community medicine at UC San Francisco, and Matt Pantell, MD, MS, assistant professor of pediatrics at UCSF, discuss the importance of SDOH.

APRIL 26TH, 2021 | E69

Global health

G20 Health & Development Partnership: Impacting Global Health

Lauren Riplinger, vice president of policy and government affairs at AHIMA, offers an in-depth look at the G20 Health & Development Partnership (G20HDP), an influential policy organization AHIMA recently joined. Lauren also provides historical background on the G20 itself and how it aims to improve healthcare around the world.

APRIL 19TH, 2021 | E68

US Capitol

Advocacy Summit Preview

Lauren Riplinger, vice president of policy and government affairs at AHIMA, and Susan Clark, AHIMA’s chair of the advocacy and policy council, discuss this year’s virtual Advocacy Summit, where AHIMA members will advocate directly to lawmakers for federal legislative issues important to patients and the health information profession.

APRIL 12TH, 2021 | E66

Doctor and patient

Using HI to Create a Robust Patient Centered Ecosystem

Elise Sweeney Anthony, executive director of policy at ONC, speaks to the intention behind and impact of information blocking regulations.

APRIL 8TH, 2021 | E65

Managing Third Party Access Requests Under the Information Blocking Rules

On this episode of HI Pitch, Gerry Blass, president and CEO at ComplyAssistant, and Helen Oscislawski, attorney at Oscislawski LLC, discuss the different types of third-party requests for access to eHI under the information blocking rules—and how to respond to them.

APRIL 5TH, 2021 | E64

Seth Katz

Information Blocking: The Future of Healthcare in America

Seth Katz, vice president of HIM and Revenue Cycle at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, talks to HI Pitch about how information blocking will succeed where previous programs have come up short, in addition to the implications of patients controlling their own data. He also discusses how health systems can better manage risks in an information blocking environment, as well the future of healthcare as a whole.

MARCH 29TH, 2021 | E63

information connectivity

Managing the Security Vulnerabilities with the Information Blocking Rules

Scott Galbari, chief technology officer at Lyniate, talks to HI Pitch about how actors should navigate the potential security risks and vulnerabilities that can accompany complying with the information blocking rules. He also shares some advice for actors looking to partner with a vendor to improve compliance.

MARCH 22ND, 2021 | E62

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How Information Blocking Will be a Catalyst for Next Generation HIEs

Laurie Peters, RHIA, CCS, CHPS, the HIE client director at Orion Health, sits down with HI Pitch to discuss the myriad ways that the upcoming information blocking rules will help improve data exchange in health information exchanges (HIEs) and health information networks.

MARCH 15TH, 2021 | E61

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Information Blocking: One Hospital's Road to Compliance

Roberta Baranda, the director of HIM for Valley Children’s Healthcare, joins the podcast to discuss her organization’s efforts to comply with the 21st Century Cures Act’s information blocking provisions.

MARCH 8TH, 2021 | E60

doctor explaining x-ray to patient

Making Sense of the Preventing Harm Exception

As part of our series about the Information Blocking Final Rule, Helen Oscislawski, Esq., joins HI Pitch host Mary Butler to discuss the finer points of the rule’s “preventing harm” exception, particularly when it applies to the release of labs and diagnostic test results.

MARCH 1ST, 2021 | E59

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