As the term “information governance” becomes more and more familiar to HIM professionals, many are looking for ways to make the case for getting IG efforts underway at their organizations.
Like AHIMA’s Founder Grace Whiting Myers, AHIMA’s Incoming Board President Diann H. Smith, MS, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA, says her career and passion for HIM was sparked by her love of reading and time spent in libraries.
Monday’s General Session featured several speakers, including an address from Pamela L. Lane, MS, RHIA, interim CEO at AHIMA, a government update from National HIT Coordinator Donald Rucker, and a moderated point/counterpoint on healthcare with former Senator Barbara Boxer and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich.
This year the AHIMA Foundation is taking Silent Auction bidding to the next level by introducing a mobile bidding app.
Utah Health’s Michelle Knuckles and Nancy Treacy described the process of evaluating the quality and consistency of CDI queries to ensure they were written appropriately in their Sunday Clinical Coding Meeting session “Queries: To Audit or Not to Audit… That Is the Question!”
In this era of cybercrime, data breaches, increased government regulation and audits, and the ongoing fight to open up health records for patients and providers, skills in healthcare privacy and security have never been more important. This fact was evident during the 11th Annual AHIMA Privacy and Security Institute.