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AHIMA20 News and Announcements

Watch: Grace and Triumph Award Winner Speeches

The winners of the Grace and Triumph Awards delivered their acceptance speeches Thursday, October 15 during the AHIMA20 General Session.
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Site Visits Provide an Inside Look at Medical Innovation

On Saturday, AHIMA20 full-conference attendees were able to attend virtual site visits at the Global Center of Medical Innovation and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute at Georgia State University.
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Day 3 Education Session Highlights

The final day for live education at the AHIMA20 Virtual Conference occurred on Friday. We’ve curated a sampling of the education sessions on offer.
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Closing Keynote Dr. Leana S. Wen Discusses the Future of Public Healthcare

Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM, closed AHIMA20 with an address on the health information profession’s role in shaping the future of public healthcare.
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AHIMA President/Chair-Elect Calls on Attendees to be ‘Trusted Brokers’ of Health Data

AHIMA President/Chair-Elect Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA, called on the health information profession to grow from a ‘custodian of record’ to ‘trusted broker.’
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AHIMA20 House of Delegates Report

Two tools to raise the profile and increase the influence of AHIMA members were calls to action during Saturday’s AHIMA House of Delegates meeting.
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Solving for Cardiovascular Coding Complexities

Due to documentation, coding, and billing complexities, many cardiovascular services are misreported, says AHIMA20 exhibitor Nuance Communications, Inc.
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A Conversation with President/Chair-Elect Katherine Lusk

“I think the world needs health information professionals now more than they ever have,” says Lusk. “We’re a stabilizing force in a sea of chaos as healthcare reinvents itself.”
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AHIMA20 Exhibit Hall Happenings (Day 3)

Get a first look at what's happening in the virtual Exhibit Hall at AHIMA20 for Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.
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Day 3: AHIMA20 Question of the Day

What areas of healthcare would benefit most from HIM leadership?
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Navigating to the New Normal

Full transcript of remarks given by AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE, during the AHIMA20 General Session on Thursday, Oct. 15.
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A Global Focus on Telehealth

New technologies such as telehealth and home monitoring were adopted rapidly at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are here to stay
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AHIMA20 Aggregated (Day 3)

Every day of AHIMA20, we will be aggregating the best news and thought leadership surrounding this unique virtual event.
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AHIMA CEO: Hope Should Be an Active Force in Our Lives

Harris struck a hopeful note in her speech Thursday afternoon while acknowledging the emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial and political unrest, and economic turmoil of 2020.
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Virtual 101: Dealing with Distractions

Interrupting toddlers and pet guest stars on your webcam? Don't panic, it happens. Check out our tips to maximize your success at the virtual AHIMA20 Conference this year.
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Candlelit Therapy Wins Second Annual AHIMA Pitch Competition

Competitors answered the question, “How might we use health and human data to identify social determinants of health to improve patient outcomes and healthcare systems?”
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Day 2 Education Session Highlights

It was a jam-packed second day for the AHIMA20 Virtual Conference, so we’ve curated a sampling of the education sessions on offer.
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AHIMA20 Day 3 Preview

With day one of the AHIMA20 Virtual Conference in the books, here is a quick glance at the main events and notable sessions occurring on Friday, Oct. 16.
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Day 2: AHIMA20 Question of the Day

What will be the single biggest challenge facing HIM professionals in 2021?
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Day 1 General Session Highlights

Challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented to healthcare—and areas where health information professionals can be part of the solution—were on the minds of speakers at Wednesday’s AHIMA20 general session.
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AHIMA20 Aggregated (Day 2)

Every day of AHIMA20, we will be aggregating the best news and thought leadership surrounding this unique virtual event.
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Day 1 Education Session Highlights

From workflows for sharing clinical and administrative data in a patient-centered way to patient privacy in a global pandemic reality, we’ve curated a sampling of takeaways from the first day of education sessions.
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HI Pitch Podcast: Patient Identification and Matching at AHIMA20

Pursley and Kadlec will do a deep dive into AHIMA’s recent white paper that offers a blueprint for health systems to achieve a 1 percent duplicate error rate.
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AHIMA 2020 Triumph Awards Honor Resilience and Determination

For a case study on “how to lead in a crisis,” look no further than this year’s roster of Triumph Award winners.
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AHIMA20 Day 2 Preview

With day one of the AHIMA20 Virtual Conference in the books, here is a quick glance at the main events and notable sessions occurring on Thursday, Oct. 15.
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Dr. Leana S. Wen Announced as AHIMA20 Closing Keynote Speaker

Wen will present expert insights into the future of healthcare and the role information management plays in the wake of COVID-19.
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AHIMA20 Exhibit Hall Happenings (Day 2)

Get a first look at what's happening in the virtual Exhibit Hall at AHIMA20 for Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.
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Virtual 101: Build Your Background and Sound Checks

You've got the outfit, but what about your background? Check out our tips to stand out for the right reasons and maximize your success at AHIMA20.
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Four Ways to Prepare for Your Next Career Move at AHIMA20

Before you dive into the networking opportunities at AHIMA20, be sure to review AHIMA’s member-benefit career development resources.
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AHIMA Presents Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with 2020 Grace Award

As one of the top children’s hospitals in the country, this year's Grace Award recipient welcomes patients from all over the world, often for medically complex care.
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Day 1: AHIMA20 Question of the Day

What are your personal goals for the AHIMA20 virtual conference, and what knowledge do you hope to take back to your organization?
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How to Engage with the AHIMA Foundation at the Virtual Conference

In this behind the scenes spotlight, Anisa Tootla, MBA, executive director of the AHIMA Foundation, offers a preview of the Foundation’s presence at AHIMA20.
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AHIMA20 Exhibit Hall Happenings

Get a first look at what's happening in the virtual Exhibit Hall at AHIMA20 for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.
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AHIMA20 Day 1 Preview

The first day of the AHIMA20 Virtual Conference is finally here. From main events to notable sessions, get a glance at the jam-packed schedule here.
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At AHIMA20, ONC Chief Medical Officer Discusses Integrating Clinical and Administrative Data

At AHIMA20, Tom Mason, MD, chief medical officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), will join Chantal Worzala, PhD, of Alazro Consulting, and Jennifer E. Mueller, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, FAHIMA, on a panel discussion, “Bringing Together Clinical and Administrative Data,” on Wednesday, October 14.
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AHIMA20 Aggregated

Every day of AHIMA20, we will be aggregating the best news and thought leadership surrounding this unique virtual event.
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AHIMA20 is a Time for Hope, Change, and Perseverance

In this moment of crisis and peril, we must honestly assess what it means to “return to normal,” because for too many people normal means being left behind.
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AHIMA20 Opens New Horizons for a First-Time Attendee

AHIMA20 becoming a virtual event this year was welcome news to Austin Davert, who hasn’t been able to travel to previous conferences due to the expense and his disability.
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Virtual 101: Maximize Your Digital Self at AHIMA20

From what to wear to dealing with distractions, check out our quick and easy tips to stand out for the right reasons and maximize your success at AHIMA20.
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Here We Go Again: Using the CURES Act to get low- or no-cost medical records

AHIMA20 exhibitor RRS Medical discusses tips regarding release of information and the CURES Act.
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Compliance and Coding Ethics

AHIMA20 exhibitor Reimbursement Management Consultants, Inc. explores the ways in which there is much more to coding ethics than meets the eye.
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Social Determinants of Health Debuts at AHIMA20

In this behind the scenes spotlight, we’re talking to Julie A. Pursley, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, director of health information thought leadership, AHIMA.
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The Road to Revenue Recovery: Five immediate steps to prepare for 2021

AHIMA20 exhibitor Enjoin discusses five steps every organization can take in the months ahead to set the stage for financial success in 2021.
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Prospective vs. Retrospective Audits? You Need Both

When it comes to rospective and retrospective audits, AHIMA20 exhibitor Hayes | MDaudit says your organization's strategy should include both.
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Access to Current Information is Key to a Successful Healthcare Organization

AHIMA20 exhibitor innoviHealth discusses the importance of access to timely, correct information in the business of medicine.
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How to Minimize and Defend Against Coding Audits

AHIMA20 exhibitor TruCode discusses several smart steps that your healthcare organization can take to prepare for audit success.
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Artificial Intelligence and Medical Coding: What Does it Mean for Coders?

AHIMA20 exhibitor the American Hospital Association explores what artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer-assisted coding mean for coders.
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Capturing the Latest in Information Privacy at AHIMA20

In this behind the scenes spotlight, we’re talking to Robyn Stambaugh, MS, RHIA, practice director for professional development and education at AHIMA.
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Twitter Before, During, and After AHIMA20

Three ways to use Twitter before, during, and after the conference, to get the most out of your AHIMA20 experience.
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Coding & Quality Measures Tips: Social Determinants of Health

AHIMA20 exhibitor Health Information Associates explores what understanding social determinants of health means for coders.
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Know Your AHIMA20 Education Tracks Series

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