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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

Seth Katz

The Future of Healthcare

Seth Katz, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, vice president of health information management and revenue cycle at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO, talks about how the future of healthcare will shape the health information professional’s career and discusses the Evolving Healthcare Webinar Series presented by AHIMA.

FEBRUARY 14TH, 2022 | E7103

Tim Keough

A Look Ahead with AHIMA President Tim Keough

On this episode of HI Pitch, AHIMA President and Chair Tim Keough, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA, discusses core leadership qualities, new initiatives on the horizon for the organization, and what health information professionals should be excited about in 2022.

JANUARY 24TH, 2022 | E100

Melinda A. Wilkins

AHIMA Distinguished Member Award Winner

On this episode of HI Pitch, hear from Melinda A. Wilkins, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, the 2021 recipient of AHIMA’s Distinguished Member Award. Dr. Wilkins discusses her career and achievements, opportunities for health information professionals to make a difference, and more.

JANUARY 10TH, 2022 | E98

Katherine Lusk

A Look Back with Katherine Lusk

AHIMA President Katherine Lusk, HSM, RHIA, FAHIMA, reflects on her presidency, discusses its highlights and surprises, and shares her expectations for the future of AHIMA.

NOVEMBER 15TH, 2021 | E95

Mecredi Cruder

A Career Rooted in Service

Mecredi Cruder, RHIA, CPC, program director in the Patient Administration Branch of the US Army Medical Center of Excellence, discusses how her military experience helped shape her career in health information. She also talks about why volunteering has been such a formative part of her experience.

OCTOBER 4TH, 2021 | E91

Kathy Giannangelo

ICD-11: What Health Information Professionals Need to Know

As health information professionals begin to look ahead to ICD-11, Kathy Giannangelo, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA, breaks down its features and architecture. She also talks about the free on-demand ICD-11 webinars she is hosting. 

SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2021 | E88

Healthcare professionals

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters

Emotional intelligence can be cultivated and improved though mindfulness, self-awareness, and relationship management. Learn more from Merida L. Johns, the founder and director of The Monarch Center for Women’s Leadership Development, which helps professionals acquire the confidence, leadership behaviors, and skills for influencing and inspiring others.

AUGUST 23RD, 2021 | E85

Best Practice Standards for CDI

Best Practice Standards for CDI 

Tammy Combs, RN, MSN, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, CNE, an AHIMA Practice Director and co-author of AHIMA’s new CDI Practice Brief, dives into best practices relating to prospective reviews. She also addresses how the brief helps users recognize the difference between documentation alerts designed to influence a provider’s documentation versus a clinical alert for clinical decision making at the time of charting. 

AUGUST 16TH, 2021 | E84


The Impact of Data Governance on SDOH

Sandy Lewallen. MBA, RHIA, CHPS, discusses AHIMA’s newest white paper that outlines the data governance strategies underlying successful social determinants of health programs. 

AUGUST 11TH, 2021 | E83

My Life My Story

My Life, My Story Project Changes the Landscape of Patient Care

Thor Ringler, writer-editor at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital; Eric Yanke, MD, and 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 the challenges that accompany broader EHR deployment.

JULY 26TH, 2021 | E81

The Impact of Information Blocking on Healthcare Operations

On this episode of HI Pitch, Shujah Das Gupta, associate vice president with Citius Tech, goes in depth about the new Information Blocking rule. He also covers the implications of being in compliance with regulations and the overall impact information blocking has on broad scale healthcare workflows and operations.

July 19TH, 2021 | E80


Telehealth Toolkit Re-Launches with Comprehensive Updates

Melanie Endicott, senior director of international education and training with AHIMA, discusses the updated telehealth toolkit and its launch earlier this month. She also addresses how the toolkit came to be and why it should be the go-to resource for healthcare organizations looking to improve their telehealth infrastructure.

JUNE 28TH, 2021 | E78

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