The annual AHIMA Foundation Research Forum, which took place on Sunday in the convention center, provides an opportunity for the growing health informatics and information management (HIIM) research community to shine, and this year set the stage for the launch of a new HIIM research network.
In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems.
During an AHIMA Foundation Research Forum session on Sunday, Valerie Watzlaf, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, and Patty Thierry Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, presented findings gathered in their study on physician perceptions of the ICD-10 transition titled “Physicians’ Outlook on the ICD-10-CM/PCS System and its Effect on their Practice.”
The key to being a leader, to helping achieve the goal of better healthcare at lower costs, is to foster good relationships. That was a finding of a recent study of leadership in HIM that will be discussed by co-presenters Patty Thierry Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA and Valerie J. M. Watzlaf, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA at their session “HIM Leaders and the Practice of Leadership” on October 1 at 11:15 a.m. during AHIMA’s 86th Annual Convention and Exhibit.
This week, Sheridan shared some thoughts with Journal staff on what good leadership looks like.
HIM professionals have heard a lot about the power of “big data” in healthcare. But buzz is also beginning about “small data.” At AHIMA’s 86th Annual Convention and Exhibit next week in San Diego, CA, Elizabeth Miller, PhD, CEO and co-founder of DatStat, Inc., will talk about the transformative potential of small data, in a sessiontitled “It’s the Small Data that Counts: Improving Outcomes through Better Patient Engagement”on Tuesday, September 30, at 1 p.m.The Journal of AHIMA asked Dr. Miller to help HIM professionals get up to speed on small data and what they can expect to learn about it at Convention.