A new AHIMA VLab demo station
invites HIM practitioners and
educators to learn more about VLab,
have their questions answered, and
share ideas for future development.
The first-ever AHIMA student and
new grad volunteer program at
Convention is a great success.
The annual Student Academy,
organized by the Student Advisory Committee, brings
future leaders into the AHIMA fold.
The Privacy and Security Institute expands its content
to include information governance.
A welcome reception includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony
for the new Miami Beach Convention Center, with a live
performance from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
School Eagle Regiment marching band from Parkland, FL.
General session speakers include Victoria Labalme,
Dr. Delos Cosgrove, Donna Brazile, Karl Rove,
Nancy Grace, and Elizabeth Vargas.
AHIMA is awarded four more years of accreditation by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an
ANCC Accredited Provider. This allows AHIMA to offer
certified nursing education units for its products.
AHIMA staff member Julie Dooling, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA,
FAHIMA, is featured on ICD- 10 Monitor’s “Talk Ten Tuesday”
podcast discussing the barriers to appropriate healthcare
access faced by the LGBTQ population.
The AHIMA Foundation announces the Mark S. Dietz
Memorial Scholarship and Research Fund, supporting HIM
research and scholarship. Dietz, who passed away earlier this
year, was a dedicated member, past AHIMA and Foundation
Board member, and healthcare leader.
AHIMA publishes a white paper, “Information Governance
Adoption Model™ (IGAM) Assessing the Data Governance
Competency as a Subset of Information Governance,”
outlining four of the eight maturity markers of a data
AHIMA introduces an
electronic tool called the
Health Record Request
Wizard for patients
to use in requesting
their records. The tool,
developed by AHIMA’s
members in conjunction
with patient advocates,
debuted at former Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Summit.
AHIMA appreciates the support of our members throughout
this year. Thank you for your support! v
Dear AHIMA Members,
Recognizing the challenges and potential opportunities
within the current healthcare ecosystem, the AHIMA
Board of Directors announced a plan this past November to
increase AHIMA’s long-term viability and relevance for its
members and the HIM profession.
The 2019 Strategic Plan sets the path for a dual
transformation of building a foundation internally by
becoming more market-driven while also charting our
direction for the future. These priorities allow us to
focus our resources to achieve operational excellence and
simultaneously build the longer-term mission, vision, values,
and strategy for AHIMA. The Board’s approval of the 2019
AHIMA Strategic Plan kicks off a multiyear transformation
to renewal and innovation and will include the development
of an additional strategic plan through 2023.
Our promise to you as we journey toward a stronger
Association is to be clear and transparent in our
communication. Throughout 2019, there will be
several touchpoints to share our progress. Watch for
announcements in AHIMA’s e-Alert for upcoming focus
groups, forums, and surveys where you can participate and
provide input on AHIMA and the HIM profession’s future.
You can learn more about the Transformation in the special
e-Alert announcement. Thank you for your support.
SECURING OUR FUTURE:
Announcing AHIMA’s Vision
for Transformation and
2019 Strategic Plan
Wylecia Wiggs Harris,
Chief Executive Officer, AHIMA
MS, RHIA, CHP, FAHIMA
2018 AHIMA Board President/Chair
SEPTEMBER 21–23 | Pre-Convention Meetings and Events
SEPTEMBER 24–26 | Convention and Exhibits
Celebrate with us! Pick up your
90th pin at AHIMA Booth 736!
See details on how to get your pin on page 45.
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