The first day of the AHIMA20 Virtual Conference is finally here. We have put together a quick glance at the jam-packed schedule here, from main events to notable sessions occurring on Wednesday, October 14.
For more information, please visit the AHIMA20 website.
Networking Breakfast Sessions
8:30-9:20 a.m. CT
Early riser education that includes 1 CEU and an electronic gift card to virtually enjoy breakfast with your colleagues. Additional registration (now closed) is required. This event includes two sessions:
- Using Your Superpower at Work: Presenters at this session will discuss the personal, social and scientific case for making kindness our default response. They will present kindness as a superpower, based on science and the extraordinary positive impact that being kind can make in even extreme circumstances.
- Honing Your Communication Skills via Podcasting: Presenters at this session will share a series of personal accounts about developing and improving storytelling and interviewing through content creation, networking, and podcast interviewing.
Virtual Conference Orientation
9:30-10 a.m. CT
Get your bearings on this unique and completely virtual global experience. Capture easy to implement tricks and tips that will make your experience memorable and worthwhile.
Opening General Session
10-11:30 a.m. CT
As healthcare increasingly becomes more digitized, is there still room for privacy? From mobile apps to data analytics to AI, technology is forcing health information professionals, clinicians, consumers, and policymakers to confront evolving expectations around privacy. This panel discussion—The Global Impact of Public Health Emergencies on Privacy Regulations—will explore fundamental shifts in how stakeholders across the globe think about privacy. Learn more.
AHIMA20 Exhibit Hall
Dedicated Hours: 12:15-1:15pm CT
Visit the virtual Exhibit Hall every day to meet with dynamic exhibitors, attend targeted and timely presentations, and interact with technology demonstrations that may be the solution to your organization’s most pressing challenges. View an Exhibit Hall preview here.
General Educational Sessions
1:20-3:10 p.m. CT and 3:25-4:15 p.m. CT
The AHIMA20 Virtual Conference will focus on existing and emerging health information topics with 100+ education sessions and special events featuring top thought leaders from across the industry.
Clinical coding; CDI; privacy and security; AI and emerging technologies; informatics, analysis, and data usage; innovation, patient identification, and matching; social determinants of health; organizational management and dynamic leadership; and RCM are among the topics at this year’s conference. Revenue cycle management. Notable sessions for Wednesday, Oct. 14 include:
- Bringing Together Clinical and Administrative Data: Attendees of this session will hear from public policy experts about ongoing efforts to integrate two important data streams—clinical and administrative data.
- Extreme Ownership: A Case Study through HIM Evolution: Healthcare leadership is faced with discovering creative ways to save costs and streamline processes. While healthcare organizations navigate this change, leaders must demonstrate the ability to think strategically as they position their departments for future success.
- Protecting the Privacy of Health Information in a Global, Mobile, and Digital World: Presenters will offer detailed perspectives and recommendations on protecting the privacy of health information in an increasingly global, mobile and digital world.
- Why Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) Is Vital During Pandemics and Outbreaks: Learn how Digital Bridge creates a forum for organizations to collaborate on technical solutions for a nationally standardized, sustainable approach to exchanging and using electronic health data.
- Where does AI Belong in Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management? Presenters at this session will discuss the types of AI and its potential capacity for impact, and how to ascertain whether AI can actually provide illuminating insights for revenue cycle leadership.
Listening Session: Help Us Forecast the Future of Health Information
2:20–3:10 p.m. CT
AHIMA has dedicated much of the past year to leaning into our transformation plan. At the same time, we’ve shifted to deliver value to members during a once-in-a-century pandemic. Please join 2020 AHIMA President/Chair Ginna Evans and 2020 President/Chair-elect Katherine Lusk at a listening session during AHIMA20. Learn more.
Network with colleagues and the industry’s most regarded solution providers in the virtual exhibit hall.
Stop by the AHIMA Resources and Education Booth
Check out these events at the AHIMA Resources and Education Booth in the Exhibit Hall.
AHIMA 2021 Certification Updates
Wednesday, October 14, 12:15–1:15 p.m. CT
Critical Issues in Privacy & Security
Thursday, October 15, 12:45–1:15 p.m. CT and 1:15–1:45 p.m. CT
Critical Issues in Data Analytics
Friday, October 16, 9–9:30 a.m. CT and 9:30–10 a.m. CT
AHIMA CDI Query Templates
Friday, October 16, 1–1:30 p.m. CT and 1:30–2 p.m. CT
RSVP for an Educational Site Visit
All full conference registrants get the educational site visits happening on Saturday, October 17 included with registration. RSVP is required and closes Thursday, October 15, at 1 p.m. CT. RSVP