Gear Up for AHIMA’s Upcoming Convention
HIM professionals at all career levels and
from across the globe are preparing to
gather at the HIM event of the year.
The 83rd AHIMA Convention and Exhibit,
October 1–6, in Salt Lake City, UT, is the
place to learn best practices, get up to date
on emerging issues, acquire new ideas, and
brainstorm with both experts and your peers.
A one-stop meeting for those who teach,
manage, and regulate health records and
data, the AHIMA Convention and Exhibit
is focused on guiding attendees to reach
new heights in health information. The
week-long program will deliver critical updates on issues affecting the profession and
provide enriching networking experiences.
“The annual convention is my major
source of information for just about everything that’s important in the industry,” said
Genet Kidane, RHIA, a previous convention attendee.
Exciting Educational Tracks
HIM professionals attending the convention will receive a comprehensive overview
of current and emerging trends in health
information management, as well as access to tools that will help them learn and
implement some of the most important
changes in the history of the profession.
Educational tracks include ICD- 10, electronic health records, health information
exchange/return on investment, HITECH,
workforce management, clinical documentation improvement, leadership, physician
practice, meaningful use, revenue audit
contractors, privacy, security, compliance,
and many other emerging issues affecting
the HIM profession.
(ACMCS), the meeting focuses on
policy and coding updates. Featured topics
include ICD- 10 preparation, managing
outpatient discharged not final billed, and
compliance. This year a special ACMCS
educational track will provide additional
content of specific interest to physician-based coding professionals.
Also, held October 1-2, the Privacy and
Security Institute is an intensive one and
a half days session presenting practical
knowledge and application and information analysis. Attendees will elevate
their skills, gain insights, and learn how
to tackle and overcome the compliance
monitoring and risk assessment challenges
facing privacy and security professionals.
Between and after sessions attendees can
take advantage of all that Salt Lake City
has to offer: fine dining, a rich cultural arts
community, natural awe-inspiring parks,
historical landmarks and a selection of
well-known retail and unique shops.
The AHIMA Convention and Exhibit provides everything HIM professionals need
to advance their careers—even the opportunity to earn a year’s worth of continuing
education units during this information-packed week.
For more information on the 83rd AHIMA
Convention and Exhibit, visit the AHIMA
Convention Web site. v
» Plan to attend AHIMA’s 83rd annual convention October 1-6
in Salt Lake City, UT.
Attendees will also gain
inspiration and motiva-
tion from keynote
• Leadership guru
Steven M.R. Covey,
New York Times
and #1 Wall Street
ing author of The
Speed of Trust
Gail Collins, first
woman editor of
the New York Times’
editorial page and New York Times
syndicated opinion columnist and
• Apolo Anton Ohno, eight-time
Olympic speed skating medalist, and
“Dancing with the Stars” champion
“I’ve attended AHIMA
conventions and they’ve
always been helpful.
It’s great to meet others
and hear the latest and
greatest about the field.”
Sue Powell, RHIA
Beneficial Exhibitor Interaction
More than 200 exhibitors will be present
to provide hands-on demonstrations and
interaction with software, technology and
process solutions designed to improve
workflow efficiencies. “The Convention
and Exhibit is an excellent source of current, up-to-date information on my profession and I really enjoy the vendor exhibits,”
said Rebecca A. Buegel, RHIA, CHP. “
Having the opportunity to meet with so many
vendors at one time is an excellent use of
my time and gave me access to vendors I
may not have been able to otherwise meet.”
Pre and Post-Convention Activities
In addition, numerous pre- and post-convention activities and workshops held
at the convention venue will allow convention attendees the opportunity to get up
to date on numerous changes within the
industry in just one week.
The Clinical Coding Community Meeting,
which immediately precedes the convention on October 1-2, is a must-attend event
for new and experienced coders. Held for
the first time jointly with the American
College of Medical Coding Specialists