The 2022 AHIMA Advocacy Agenda
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 will leverage our knowledge and expertise of health information and influence the public policy environment for the benefit of patients, communities, clinicians, and other stakeholders. Download our agenda to learn more. To read our policy statements, click each statement’s link within our agenda.
Save the Date for the 2023 AHIMA Advocacy Summit: March 20-21!
The AHIMA Advocacy Summit is where health leaders and policymakers come together to address important key policy issues related to health data and health information.
You may earn up to 13 CEUs at this two-day event, taking place March 20–21, 2023, in Washington, DC, which includes a Public Policy Institute on March 20. AHIMA members also have an opportunity to advocate for issues impacting the health information profession to their elected officials at our Capitol Hill Day on March 21.
Registration will open soon!
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. AHIMA22 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 2, 2022
AHIMA, AMIA, and EHRA announced today the release of a final report 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 20, 2022
This 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.
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.
May 2, 2022
AHIMA submitted comments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on ICD-10-CM/PCS code proposals discussed at the March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting.
Advocacy & Policy Council
The Advocacy and Policy Council advises our leadership and Board of Directors on critical areas for AHIMA’s strategic engagement in advocacy and public policy that align with our mission and vision.
As a health information professional, you understand the cost of patient misidentification. Enter a competition and tell us how you or your organization are living the Naming Policy Pledge.