A new AHIMA white paper examines workforce challenges that specifically impact health information (HI) professionals and assesses the role emerging and evolving technologies, such as artificial intelligence, will have on the HI workforce. The white paper is based on a survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. AHIMA will use survey findings and recommendations in the paper to prepare the HI workforce of the future through policy discussions, research, and education and training to ensure the safe and secure management of patient’s health data remains paramount while the needs of HI professionals are prioritized.
December 1, 2023 | 12 p.m. CT | Webinar
With cybersecurity threats on the rise, healthcare data security is a top priority. Join our Dec 1 webinar featuring AMN Healthcare's Information Security Director and explore hidden vendor cybersecurity risks, delve into the evolving healthcare landscape, witness case studies on trust, and learn about the impact on HIM & CDI professionals. Don't miss out on your chance to gain insights that could help safeguard your private healthcare data.
December 12, 2023 | 12 p.m. CT | Webinar
Join AHIMA for an interactive webinar to discuss the results of a recent survey of health information (HI) professionals and companion white paper on the state of the HI workforce and the impact emerging technologies will have on the field. The survey was conducted in collaboration with NORC at the University of Chicago. We’ll explore topics including current challenges HI professionals face, how artificial intelligence and machine learning are impacting the profession, and policy recommendations developed in response to the survey results.
March 11-12, 2024| Hilton National Mall in Washington, DC
Ready to make an impact on the future of healthcare? Secure your spot at the AHIMA Advocacy Summit 2024 on March 11-12, in Washington, DC. Here, you'll have an exciting opportunity to connect with fellow professionals and share your voice at our member-exclusive Capitol Hill Day. Register today.
AHIMA® thought leaders and guest presenters recently convened for the third virtual coffee break, “Using SDOH Data to Improve Health and Healthcare Outcomes”. Aida Somun, Chief Operating Officer, PCCI and Garett Ng, Data Lead, Social Health Practice, Kaiser Permanente shared successful strategies and tactics they’ve implemented to collect SDOH data and discussed opportunities and challenges facing healthcare professionals as their organizations screen for and collect SDOH data.
The 2023 AHIMA® Advocacy Summit March 20-21 in Washington, DC, culminated with 169 meetings on Capitol Hill as AHIMA members from 40 states and Puerto Rico urged their members of Congress to support policies on patient identification and social determinants of health to improve healthcare and health in the US.
“I want to thank everyone who has attended and participated in the Advocacy Summit. You are such a special group of professionals. Your presence has made a difference.”
--Wylecia Wiggs Harris, Chief Executive Officer, AHIMA
June 8, 2023
AHIMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule. Comments focused on proposed updates to MS-DRGs and the Promoting Interoperability Program.
May 3, 2023
AHIMA submitted comments to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics on ICD-10-CM code proposals discussed at the March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting and being considered for implementation on October 1, 2024.
Better health and improved health equity are impacted by factors beyond the care a person receives from their provider. Those factors, such as food insecurity, housing status, and transportation needs, are referred to as social determinants of health (SDOH), which significantly affect quality of life, health, and healthcare outcomes.