The brand-new AHIMA online community platform, Engage, is launching today! AHIMA has upgraded the Communities of Practice (CoP) to the new Engage Online Communities (the CoP [cop.ahima.org] will be read-only for the next 30 days). Engage promises fluid search functionality, more robust community discussions and resources, public forums allowing for wider networking, enhanced user profiles that can connect with LinkedIn accounts, and much more! We are pleased to present you with a richer, more diverse online experience and to further assist you in reaching your professional goals.
Engage Communities will consist of both new members-only and public communities arranged under several specifically defined healthcare and health information management (HIM) domains. The communities contain strategically aligned content and forums focused on areas of importance to HIM professionals. These domains include:
• Coding, Classification, and Reimbursement
• Confidentiality, Privacy, and Security
• Consumer Engagement and Personal Health Information
• Health Informatics
• Health Information Technologies and Processes
• Healthcare Leadership and Innovation
• Information Governance and Standards
We encourage you to join our new HIM Content communities and to share your knowledge and expertise with a public audience. The more HIM professionals do to generate innovative discussions, share resources, and solve problems, the more value we’ll receive from Engage and others in the industry!
Visit Engage now by logging in using either your AHIMA ID or e-mail address. To get started, we encourage you to complete your profile, add a member as a contact, join a community, and post a message! The Help page on the Engage site is a great resource for any questions that may arise. We also encourage you to give us your feedback on the Engage Online Communities Feedback Community.
For those who would like a more hands-on introduction, we have scheduled several member training sessions in the coming weeks. To sign up for one of the below trainings, go to the Events page to register:
• Friday, September 13 at noon CT
• Tuesday, September 17 at 12:30 p.m. CT
• Thursday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m. CT
These training sessions provide the opportunity to familiarize you with navigating the system and sharing your questions, skills, and experiences with others.
I look forward to Engaging with all of you!
Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FAHIMA, FACHE
AHIMA Chief Executive Officer