“Change is scary. Disruption is scary. Being left behind is even scarier,” said incoming President/Chair-Elect Ginna Evans in her first address to AHIMA members on the final day of AHIMA19. Two of the keys to not being left behind and pushing the work of health information professionals, she said, are the ability to think creatively and inventively.
AHIMA is excited to welcome you to Chicago, AHIMA’s hometown, for the AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference, taking place September 14-18. You’re bound to be busy while you’re here, but we hope you find some time to explore our city before you go. Here are some of our favorite things to do and see in Chicago to get you started.
On Wednesday, October 19, at AHIMA’s Annual Convention, the session “Patient Engagement: Teaching Patients to Fish,” presented by Michelle Basco, RHIA, will explore how to engage organization’s patients and families in their health through patient portals, as well as the unique way Children’s Health System of Texas has approached patient engagement.
Diann Smith, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, CHP, who joins the 2017 AHIMA board of directors in January as President/Chair-elect, discussed with the Journal what attendees can expect at her and her co-presenter’s session, “Truth and Consequences of Data Integrity.”
This month’s video extra shines a light on three places HIM professionals can look for hoarded data.