Health Information

Professionals Week

April 18 – 22, 2022

Celebrating those who ensure health stories remain accurate, accessible, and protected.

 

Health Information is Human Information

Health information represents many things to different people, but it means something to everyone. Your health information is your story. It is sensitive, nuanced, and complex.

Above all, health information is human information.

Health information professionals see the person connected to the data, and work tirelessly to ensure their information stays human–because when information stays human, it stays relevant. This perspective is critical to the success of all modern health organizations.

 

Scroll down to learn how AHIMA is celebrating health information professionals for HIP Week 2022.

ADVOCATE

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Transforming Health and Healthcare

Our mission of “empowering people to impact health” is rooted in our founder’s belief that great possibilities are achieved when we work together toward a common goal.

At AHIMA, our common goal is to transform health and healthcare by connecting people, systems, and ideas. This transformation starts with the most powerful currency for change in the healthcare ecosystem: health information.

Our 2022 advocacy agenda leverages our knowledge and expertise of health information to influence the public policy environment for the benefit of patients, communities, clinicians, and other stakeholders.

CELEBRATE

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Honoring Our Trials and Triumphs

HIP Week 2022 is the perfect time to acknowledge individuals or teams who have responded with grace and achieved triumphs amidst the tumultuous changes and unprecedented challenges facing health information professionals during the pandemic.

  • "Our HIM staff, administration, and providers have worked closely to redesign the documentation deficiency process. Specifically, the HIM team has worked with the providers to make sure they have all the tools they need to get their documentation done in a timely manner. Since the inception of our new policy and process the providers have bought into the new way. Communication has improved with the HIM and providers. This timely documentation has made a big impact on the overall atmosphere of the workplace and has helped with revenue and patient satisfaction."

    Diana Gaddis, RHIT, CHPS, CCS
    Diana Gaddis, RHIT, CHPS, CCS Health Information Manager, Atchison Hospital
  • "The team has been successful meeting goals and turnarounds with the organization’s growth of providers and patients. We continue to cross train, which has helped tremendously in achieving these goals. Always a team effort in HIM! In addition, HIM reviewed workflows and the findings allowed us to revise protocols that has led to better workflow efficiencies. Our overall training program for new hires has evolved into a much better way of presenting the information. All of these efforts by the HIM team demonstrates how important HIM is to the healthcare organization. Kudos to the HIM team!"

    Cynthia (Cyndi) Nall
    Cynthia (Cyndi) Nall Program Manager, Health Information Privacy & Compliance, Virginia Heart
  • "We have increased the number of coders utilized in our organization on the professional side. This has allowed us to enhance the relationships we have directly with providers (both physicians and APP's). We are able to work together and collaborate towards a common goal of documentation and coding integrity when we know coding and clinical worlds do not always mesh. This has improved efficiency for both providers and coders and has assisted in reducing burnout related to documentation by creating standards by which each note type is constructed."

    Michelle Korbisch, RHIA Director of Coding, Cook Children's
  • We see firsthand every day the importance of having quality health information to drive our choices, whether they are decisions about how to treat a patient or how to better serve our community. Our HIM department plays a critical role in our organization.

    John W. Bluford President/CEO of TMC
  • We are pleased to receive this prestigious Grace Award, which recognizes our excellent, innovative health information management team. This award celebrates our dedicated employees who work to bring best practices in health information management to Children’s so that we can continue to deliver the right care, at the right time, in the right place as efficiently as possible.

    Christopher J. Durovich President and CEO, Children’s Medical Center
  • Every facet of our operation is touched by our HIM professionals. They are critical to our success as they lead and direct regulatory affairs, privacy and compliance work, helping us streamline workflows, improve clinical quality and operational efficiency, and reduce our total cost of care.

    Penny Wheeler, MD President and CEO, Allina Health
  • "We’ve provided reports with information that helps the early identification of PAD in certain patient population. Using analysis and data, we’ve implemented algorithms in an electronic system to identify chronic conditions while patients are seen by the provider."

    Gabriel
    Gabriel Director of Risk Adjustment, InnovaCare Health
  • "Working in a large oncology physician practice, it was our HIM staff that provided a process that satisfied our corporate compliance team as well as our physicians when discussing records retention and destruction."

    Rhonwyn Grams, RHIT
    Rhonwyn Grams, RHIT HIM Manager, Montgomery Cancer Center
  • On Impacting Patient Care... Complete accurate coding to reflect complete data picture of patients cancer journey.

    Cheryl K. Coder IV
  • I advocate for the profession by serving my local organization for nearly 10 years and doing lots of work with students.

    Kathy T Coder II, Atrium Health

GET CERTIFIED

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Advance Your Career

Advance your career with an AHIMA certification. Earning an AHIMA credential positions you as a leader and role model in the health informatics and information management community. In an industry that values education and experience, AHIMA credentials are proof of a robust education and an ongoing commitment to keeping pace in a complex and evolving space.

DONATE

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Build a Better Tomorrow

Donors make it possible for the AHIMA Foundation to provide public access to health information, deliver workforce development programs, support health information students through education opportunities, and conduct applied research that informs policy decisions.  

We cannot do it without you. Make a one-time gift or recurring donation to the AHIMA Foundation and help us build a better tomorrow, today.

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