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“The Delegate journey and experience has been a priority for me as Speaker, and my hope is that collaboration continues,” writes Speaker of the House Jeannine Pugh Cain, MSHI, RHIA, CPHI, in a column discussing the 76th AHIMA House of Delegates meeting.
The House met in person for the first time in three years on October 9.
October 17, 2022
Ensuring privacy and security builds trust between providers and patients, which opens the door for patients to make the decision to share personal and health information without concern. It is important to identify privacy and security challenges and issues related to telehealth visits in order to apply the appropriate solutions.
October 10, 2022
Machine learning models are probabilistic by design, and while they aim for increasing accuracy with every training/retraining cycle, 100 percent accuracy isn’t a realistic goal in any situation.
What happens when the statistic that the machine learning model predicted wasn’t accurate, but it is the only measure of that medical condition?
October 3, 2022
For incoming AHIMA President/Chair Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, SHIMSS, FACHE, FAHIMA, nurturing the culture of an organization and understanding the importance of advocacy are equally as important.
Journal of AHIMA recently spoke with Mueller about her passion for healthcare, the important role of health information, and what’s on the horizon for AHIMA.
September 27, 2022
Whether an organization’s analytics reporting is simple or complex, all analytics professionals ultimately want to ensure the right person has the right data at the right time.
September 13, 2022
Healthcare has a secrecy problem. From health record access to pricing, reliable and clear information is hard to come by. How can we expect patients to manage their health if we keep hiding everything from them?
September 7, 2022
It’s been three years since we’ve all been together—we have so much to catch up on! It’s time to see old friends, network with new ones, and strengthen our bonds with the health information community.
August 30, 2022
Ransomware is the number-one threat that concerns cybersecurity professionals in the healthcare sector. And for good reason. Ryuk, just one ransomware variant, has been linked to more than 200 attacks impacting hundreds of thousands of patients and costing providers hundreds of millions of dollars.
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As the saying goes, the only thing certain is change. And the health information workforce has been through a lot of it lately. How do we prepare for the next disruption? How do we meet the needs of a high-demand industry?
August 18, 2022
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Health information professionals are prime candidates to lead in revenue cycle roles. Explore key components of the revenue cycle and obtain the tools to comfortably discuss financial terms and metrics at an AHIMA22 pre-conference workshop led by industry expert and Distinguished Member AHIMA Triumph Award recipient Rose Dunn.
August 11, 2022
The AHIMA22 workshop “Design Thinking for Innovation in Healthcare" introduces the design thinking process, a five-part problem-solving approach that you can apply in both your organization and your daily life. Led by an instructor from Johns Hopkins University, this hands-on learning experience is offered on Sunday, October 9.
August 10, 2022
By October 6, 2022, actors are expected to adhere to the full scope of EHI per the information blocking final rule, or else risk noncompliance. J CREW LINEN-BLEND BUTTON-FRONT TANK TOP WITH RUFFLE STRAPS attendees will hear directly from the policymakers and others working to implement information blocking and its related provisions at a session moderated by the AHIMA Policy and Government Affairs team.
August 9, 2022
AHIMA has announced the sponsorship of Nude midi dress. The virtual all-day event, taking place August 11, 2022, will highlight how investments in the areas of public policy, action, community, and technology can ultimately help evolve social determinants of health initiatives to achieve health equity and a healthier bottom line.
August 9, 2022
"One of the single greatest social determinants of health is where a patient lives," explain Carmen Smiley and Julie Pursley in their blog post discussing the latest developments for Bath Body Works Wallflowers Fragrance 2 Bulb Refill PINEAPPLE ORCHID Slatkin ('USA'). The beneficial link between address standardization and patient matching was a driving force behind the project launch. Smiley and Pursley will be discussing the project at their Photo Print 11 x 17 Dog Bud Balance Original Photography For Sale by Artist panelFOR LOVE & LEMONS Ace Lace Sequin Mini Dress (size S) EUCTuesday, October 11.
August 3, 2022
AI has probably helped improve your life without you realizing it. For example, AI helps Netflix suggest your next movie or series, based on your ratings of what you’ve watched before. But did you know it can also help improve health? AHIMA and Iodine recently convened a panel of CDI leaders to discuss how AI has benefitted their work and organizations.
August 2, 2022
AHIMA, AMIA, and EHRA announced today the release of a Harveys Seatbelt CNC Pop Art Mickey that examines key issues related to operationalizing the definitions of “electronic health information” (EHI) and “designated record set” (DRS). The report is intended to serve as a resource to assist providers, health IT systems, health information exchanges, and health information networks in complying with the information blocking provisions of the Cures Act Final Rule.
July 28, 2022
If your organization is attacked, cyber insurance can cover ransomware demands and remediation. But coverage isn’t a given. AHIMA and Olive AI convened an expert panel to explore how organizations, vendors, and suppliers can be prepared.
July 27, 2022
July 20, 2022
This new list of resources from AHIMA will assist health information professionals with educating patients on how to protect the confidentiality, privacy, and security of their health information in environments not covered by HIPAA.
July 18, 2022
Ellen Tracy throw brings us to Columbus this year. The capital and heart of Ohio, Columbus is known for its riverfront downtown, restaurants ranked among Food & Wine's “32 Places to Go (And Eat)” in America, easy transportation, shopping, museums, and greenspace. Whatever you like to do, Columbus has something for you.
July 5, 2022
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Misidentifying patients can have tragic consequences. In their op ed published this week in STAT, Wylecia Wiggs Harris and Tom Cox discuss real-life consequences of patient identification mistakes and how we can make more meaningful steps toward addressing the issue.
June 13, 2022
AHIMA and several other organizations urged the Secretary of Health and Human Services to direct the ONC, OIG, and CMS to work together to provide additional education to providers related to information blocking laws and requirements.
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AHIMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule.
June 6, 2022
This research, published in the Winter 2022 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management, is a case study that utilizes the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) model of Lean Six Sigma and aims to use this quality improvement process to identify, measure, analyze, and implement a training program to facilitate pharmacists in high-quality vaccine recommendations to promote higher rates of pneumococcal vaccinations in community settings.
June 6, 2022
Since April 2003, patients have had the right to request amendments to protected health information contained within the designated record maintained by a covered entity or its business associates. As patients have become more engaged in their care, the number of requests for amendments has increased.
May 23, 2022
AHIMA has submitted a response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Considerations for Implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, as Amended. On Hold For Rae do not buy!!!! to read the comments and recommendations.
April 25, 2022
For hospitals, denial rates are on the rise, increasing more than 20 percent over the past five years. But a denial does not automatically relegate claims to the write-off bin. In fact, as many as two-thirds of rejected claims are recoverable.
April 21, 2022
This research, published in the Winter 2022 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management, investigates the perception of students about the need and use of telehealth and virtual appointments to provide students additional opportunities to receive the care they need.
April 18, 2022
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April 12, 2022
On this episode of the HI Pitch podcast, we discuss the key role of health information professionals in a cybersecurity-inflicted downtime event, including preemptive preparation and post-event operations.
April 11, 2022
Simply acknowledging that diversity and bias exists is not enough. When implementing a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) program, it is essential that the program be embedded, and behaviors modeled, by leaders at every level in the organization.
April 1, 2022
“The Advocacy Summit is a great opportunity for HI professionals to share their expertise, knowledge and personal stories with policymakers,” said Lauren Riplinger, AHIMA vice president of policy and government affairs. “We’re thrilled by the level of commitment and engagement from our members as they discussed the critical issues facing healthcare.”
March 11, 2022
From healthcare fraud to telehealth documentation during COVID-19, the Winter 2022 issue of AHIMA's peer-reviewed research journal Perspectives in Health Information Management explores a range of issues facing the industry today.
March 2, 2022
Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, senior director of coding policy and compliance at AHIMA, discusses the three new ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and nine new ICD-10-PCS procedure codes that will be effective April 1, 2022
February 23, 2022
AHIMA recently provided feedback on the PREVENT Pandemics Act draft legislation, introduced by HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC). AHIMA provided comments on social determinants of health, accurate patient information, and improving the frontline workforce.
February 21, 2022
AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2022’s Top Women Leaders. This annual program recognizes top women executives who are influencing policy and care delivery models across the country, and this recognition comes on the heels of Modern Healthcare naming Harris a Top Diversity Leader last year.
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