Announcements

  • 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!
  • AHIMA remote work plan extended through May 30

    On Friday, March 20, Gov. Pritzker issued a "stay-at-home" order for the state of Illinois to prevent the risk and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), beginning at 5 pm CDT on Saturday, March 21 through April 7. 

    AHIMA initially planned to transition to remote operations from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 27; however; we will continue to work remotely through May 30.

    Please note, if state and federal guidelines indicate that it is safe to return to work at an earlier date, we will communicate that information to our staff and members.

    We know this is a difficult and demanding time for everyone, and we want to assure you that AHIMA will continue to support our members and the healthcare industry. We are all in this together as we work to empower people to transform health.

    We'll continue to send you communications with news and information. You can stay informed with our latest COVID-19 updates and follow our social media to keep in touch.

    Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

  • Watch the Da Vinci Recorded Demo

    If you missed the live virtual demo of the prior authorization use case, a recording is now online: https://bit.ly/3cR7Vdz. You can learn more about Da Vinci at https://confluence.hl7.org.

    Here is more information on the Da Vinci Project and this week's demos:

    Members of the Da Vinci FHIR Acceleration Project have been providing virtual online demonstrations of use cases throughout this week, as part of the Virtual HIMSS20 that has replaced this year's in-person HIMSS event. Da Vinci's process enables payers, health systems, and other industry participants to identify and create use cases that involve managing and sharing clinical and administrative data between industry partners.

    The full schedule and recordings are here.

    For background on the Da Vinci Project before you attend the virtual demos, check out the link below. In the weeks ahead, AHIMA will provide additional in-depth education on the Da Vinci Project.

  • 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
  • Engage Profile Privacy Settings

    Here's how to manage your Engage profile privacy settings: 1. Navigate to your Engage profile at the top right hand corner of our homepage 2. Select the "My Account" tab 3.Choose "Privacy Settings" from the drop-down menu 4. Manage what information is visible to whom 5. Once complete, click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page