Announcements

  • Notice to Members

    AHIMA has learned of a data security incident occurring on our online store (https://my.ahima.org/store/) that involved the payment card information of certain customers who completed transactions through the store between July 26, 2020, and July 29, 2020, and October 1, 2020 and October 16, 2020. AHIMA has confirmed, with the assistance of cybersecurity experts, that the situation has been contained and remediated. If your information was affected by this incident, you will be receiving further communication from us that provides additional details. We have set up a dedicated call center to answer inquiries.  The number for the call center is (833) 754-1797. Please know that we are taking this matter very seriously.  We value our members and customers and appreciate your support.

  • Five Things to Know About AHIMA Access

    At AHIMA, we're excited for early 2021, which is when we’ll introduce AHIMA Access. AHIMA Access will be an up-to-date, modern, robust digital community platform where, as an AHIMA member, you will be able to engage with AHIMA, your fellow health information professionals, and other content, and join communities based on your type of work, professional interests, and kinds of personalization.

  • New COVID 19 Community

    A new community has been created for members to share how COVID-19 is impacting your role. We want to hear from you!
  • Promoting Management of Personal Health Information to University Students

    Consumer Engagement remains a core focus of the HIM community and healthcare at large. The Consumer Engagement Practice Council is pleased to share a brochure, targeted at young adults - specifically college students - to address the importance of managing your personal health information. Academic institutions may use this brochure as a tool to educate students on basic health information rights, personal health records, personal healthcare management, and common healthcare terms.
  • AHIMA Model Patient Request for Health Information Form

    AHIMA is pleased to provide a model Patient Request for Health Information form to assist patients and providers in understanding and complying with patients “individual right of access” to their information as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  This model form is written at an 8th grade reading level to assist patients and can be used and customized by providers and organizations to capture patient request information. 

    The “Explanation for Use of AHIMA Patient Request for Health Information Model Form” - the reverse side of the model form - contains additional information, including links to related HIPAA specific requirements and resources to assist in a better understanding by patients and providers.
  • Join the Care Coordination and Management Discussion!

    This is a public community to discuss how healthcare organizations across the care continuum are addressing issues related to care coordination, longitudinal and chronic care management. This open community welcomes professionals with diverse experience and expertise including, but not limited to:
    o Coordination of Care
    o Long term post-acute care (Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing facilities, Home Health, Hospice, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Long Term Acute Care Hospitals)
    o Behavioral Health
    o Case Management
    o Patient-centered medical homes
    o Health information exchange
    o Medication Management
    o Regulatory, quality, value-based incentive programs, bundled payments, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and alternative payment models (APMs) under MACRA
  • ResourceConnect

    Have you visited AHIMA’s ResourceConnect? AHIMA is committed to delivering opportunities for the healthcare community to connect, and is pleased to provide ResourceConnect where HIM professionals can: - Search for products and services - Find resources and professional content, including white papers and videos - Connect with solutions that meet your requirements