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AHIMA22 Impact Area: Consumerism

By Tammy Combs, RN, MSN, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, CNE

Practice Director, CDI and Clinical Foundations at AHIMA

By Melissa Potts, RN, BSN, CDIP, CCDS

CDI Practitioner at AHIMA


We’re experiencing a turning point in healthcare, with consumers finally empowered to make more informed decisions about their health. I’m excited that AHIMA22 includes a focus on consumerism because these sessions offer incredible insight for health leaders to learn about new and emerging technologies and roles in health information that place the patient at the center of it all. 

Why is this topic important to the future of the industry?

  • Returning consumers to the center of patient care will impact healthcare for generations to come. Healthcare professionals can be both patient advocates and liaisons to help patients better understand the ever-changing environment.

Why is it important RIGHT NOW?

The pandemic has accelerated patients’ usage of health-related digital devices. Healthcare professionals not only need to understand the technology but also how to empower their patients and patient advocates to be better healthcare consumers in real time.

Any tips for people looking to learn more on this topic at conference?

Review the overall agenda for more sessions on this topic and map out a daily plan before the start of the conference.

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