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.
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!”
Leadership at any level; train for the jobs of the future; mentoring can benefit everyone. These were among the recommendations made by the AHIMA House of Delegates on Sunday to answer the question: How do we prepare working professionals for the future of health information management?