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AHIMA experts are sought for interviews by journalists because they’re able to recognize and discuss the impact health information has throughout healthcare. Please see below for recent media coverage involving AHIMA experts. If you’re interested in interviewing an AHIMA expert, email AHIMAmedia@AHIMA.org.  

Modern Healthcare

ONC issues data standard for patient addresses, urges industry adoption

ONC and AHIMA released a companion guide with best practices and guidance for capturing and managing patient address data, as part of ONC's new technical specification.

January 11, 2022

Politico

Idea of national patient IDs revives privacy fight

Advocates of unique IDs to match patients to their health records may be close to lifting a decadeslong congressional ban on using federal funds to develop the system.

December 25, 2021

USA Today

Patients went into the hospital for care. After testing positive there for COVID-19, some never came out.

This Kaiser Health News article published in USA Today quotes Sue Bowman, our senior director of coding policy and compliance.

November 4, 2021

Becker's Health IT

Why the Definition of EHI is a Barrier to Compliance with HHS' Interoperability Rules

The definition of "electronic health information" will need to be standardized to ensure compliance with HHS' Cures Act Final Rule, according to a recent report by AHIMA, AMIA and EHRA.

September 22, 2021

Chicago Daily Herald

AHIMA CEO Recognized as a Top Diversity Leader

AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2021’s Top 25 Diversity Leaders, and is one of 10 people named 2021 Diversity Leaders to Watch by the publication.

September 21, 2021

Modern Healthcare

ONC Releases Draft Data Standard for Patient Addresses

ONC released the first draft of Project US@, an effort to create an industrywide data standard for documenting patient addresses in healthcare.

June 16, 2021

mHealth Intelligence

AHIMA Launches mHealth Resource, Assessment Tool for Vendors

The American Health Information Management Association is jumping on the mHealth bandwagon with a resource site and assessment standards for digital health companies.

April 30, 2021

EHR Intelligence

National patient identifier coalition launches strategic framework

Patient ID Now, a national patient identifier coalition of over 40 healthcare organizations, has called on the federal government to collaborate with the private sector and public health organizations to create and implement a national strategy to enhance patient matching, according to a recently published framework.

April 27, 2021

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