Did you miss convention, or are you still feeling like it was all a bit of a blur? Revisit the top takeaways from this year’s event as some of AHIMA’s subject matter experts weigh in.
Paula H. Infeld, MSN, RN, CPHIMS, vice president, managing director of health IT with Sage Growth Partners, provided an overview of the key milestones needed to operationalize population health management during her convention presentation on Monday.
The AHIMA Foundation is responding to the growing industry shortage of experienced coding and HIM professionals by unveiling an apprenticeship standard and initiative along with succinct guidelines certified by the US Department of Labor.
As a decorated astronaut, Captain Mark Kelly understands the value of health data—though privacy with that data can be elusive. Not only is he okay with the fact that NASA physicians and researchers will be collecting his health information for the rest of his life, but he’s also agreed to participate in NASA’s cutting edge twin study with his brother and fellow astronaut Captain Scott Kelly.
Preparation for the future—of work, of healthcare, and of the HIM profession—was the common theme through several presentations at Tuesday’s General Session.
Few individuals know what they want to do with their professional lives when they are adolescents, but AHIMA’s President-Elect Ann Chenoweth, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, heard the call of health information management (HIM) early on.