CommonWell: Interoperability ‘For the Common Good’

The promise of the newly formed nonprofit was detailed during Monday’s general session, with an overview of the challenges providers face in terms of health information exchange and the solution proposed by the CommonWell Health Alliance.
Also at Monday’s general session, AHIMA presented the family of AHIMA’s late President Kathleen Frawley, who died in June, with two awards to honor her service to AHIMA.

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Shining a New Light on Patient Engagement

Switch the lens and look at the patient in a new light. That was the key message delivered by Kim Murphy-Abdouch, RHIA, MPH, FACHE, clinical assistant professor at Texas State University, in her Monday presentation “Patient Access to Personal Health Information: Regulation vs. Reality.”

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The Day in Pictures: Take Two

Photo highlights from AHIMA’s 85th Annual Convention and Exhibit.

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AHIMA Surpasses 71,000 Members

AHIMA’s CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon announced on Monday at the opening general session of the AHIMA Convention and Exhibit that the official membership number has now surpassed 71,000. That is a sizeable increase over the previous official number of 67,000.

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Award Winners Excel in Government Advocacy, Influence

The Tennessee, Florida, and Pennsylvania Health Information Management Associations took center stage at this year’s House of Delegates meeting as the top three finishers for this year’s AHIMA 2013 Core Service Achievement Award for Advocacy and Influence.

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