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Oct 30, 2013, 12:24 ET Patient Portals Present Opportunities, Challenges

HIM Professionals Play Key Role in Helping to Ensure Privacy and Security The increasing use of patient portals has the potential to provide...


Oct 30, 2013, 11:20 ET AHIMA Holds Town Hall to Address National Patient Matching Challenges

Opportunity to Share Ideas, Best Practices, Lesson Learned Offered at AHIMA Convention  Patient matching, cited as a frequent and serious...


Oct 29, 2013, 16:32 ET Taking Ownership of Patient Engagement

At AHIMA Convention, HIM Professionals Encouraged to Facilitate this Critical Trend  Patient engagement has no placebo...


Oct 28, 2013, 12:41 ET AHIMA Announces Support for Blue Button Initiative

National Campaign Ties to AHIMA's Strategic Plan to Advance Public Good The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)...


Oct 10, 2013, 14:49 ET AHIMA Receives Funding to Boost International Education, Promote Profession

Program with US Department of Commerce will help to strengthen standards worldwide New funding from the federal government will help the...


Aug 14, 2013, 17:48 ET Supporting Time-Pressed Physicians

AHIMA Launches Clinical Documentation for ICD-10 Online Training  As the clock winds down to the ICD-10 implementation deadline,...


Jan 17, 2013, 19:49 ET AHIMA: New HITECH Modifications to Impact All Patients

'A New Era in Healthcare Privacy and Security Begins Today' The long anticipated final rule and just announced Health Information Technology...


Oct 01, 2012, 08:30 ET AHIMA Calls For Improved Health Information Governance to Unify Standards for EHR Use

Association to Convene National Summit on Health Integrity  The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is calling...


Sep 12, 2012, 13:15 ET Debut AHIMA and AHIMA Foundation Innovation Conference draws on ideas from all industries to shape future of health information

Leaders from industry, academia, government to discuss transforming health Innovators and thought leaders shaping the future of health...


Sep 11, 2012, 11:34 ET New guide helps consumers understand medical records

AHIMA announces new tool at ONC Consumer Health Summit  A new guide will help consumers understand how to access and use their medical...


Sep 10, 2012, 11:17 ET The Future of Health Information Management Today: Chicago Hosts 2012 AHIMA Convention & Exhibit

 Health information management (HIM) professionals from around the globe will convene in Chicago for presentations, educational sessions and...


Jul 26, 2012, 14:06 ET AHIMA Launches First HIM Career Map

Interactive map helps students and all levels of HIM professionals chart their own path to success  With the demand for qualified...


Oct 03, 2011, 15:36 ET AHIMA Pushes For HIM Workforce to be Included in Jobs Bill

Touts public private partnership with HHS as successful model The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) will today announce...


Sep 21, 2011, 12:24 ET Outlook Improves for ICD-10 Implementation

AHIMA Survey Reveals Uptick in Preparation and Planning As this week's passing of the Fall Equinox heralds the transition from one season into...


Dec 08, 2010, 18:32 ET AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT: AHIMA Reacts to President's Council Report on HIT's Full Potential to Improve Healthcare

The following statement is attributable to Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, AHIMA President: The American Health Information Management Association...


Sep 13, 2010, 06:00 ET AHIMA Files Response to HHS Privacy Rules

Letter to Civil Rights Office recommends patient, HIM industry benefit missing from rules The following statement was released today by Rita K....


Jul 14, 2010, 13:18 ET AHIMA Overhauls HIcareers.com Website

Website now has interactive salary study, blogs, videos; pathfinder feature The economy's downward spiral has lead to the merciless slashing of...


Jul 13, 2010, 09:49 ET AHIMA Reaction to Meaningful Use and Certification Criteria Final Rules

This statement is attributable to Rita K. Bowen, President, AHIMA Board of Directors: "The American Health Information Management Association...


Jul 08, 2010, 13:17 ET AHIMA Reaction to HHS Proposed Rule On HITECH Privacy Regulations

This statement is attributable to: Rita K. Bowen, President, AHIMA Board of Directors: "The American Health Information Management Association...


Apr 08, 2010, 13:38 ET AHIMA Comments in Response to ONC's Temporary HIT Certification Program

The following letter was released today by the American Health Information Management Association: April 8, 2010 US Department of Health and...


Mar 17, 2010, 09:00 ET Media Alert for ICD-10 Summit!

The following was released today by the American Health Information Management Association: WHO: American Health Information Management...


Oct 06, 2009, 11:01 ET AHIMA Rights Bill Sets Ideal Standard for Protecting Consumer Health Information

Health Information Bill of Rights a model for protecting the health information principles of Americans With an eye toward...


Jul 28, 2009, 06:00 ET AHIMA Enters Multinational Arena to Support HIM Worldwide Advancement

Leading HIM professional association in U.S. officially opens first Global Services Office The American Health Information Management...


Jul 15, 2009, 11:36 ET AHIMA Launches New Interactive myPHR.com Web Site

Web site's content is now audience-specific, fosters feedback In an emergency, immediate access to your vital health information can mean the...


Jun 09, 2009, 12:44 ET PHRs Protect Families From the Harshest Realities of Natural Disasters

"Hurricane Season" an ideal time to guard personal health information against nature's devastation Major catastrophic events can lead to chaos,...