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House of Delegates Helping Govern HIM Profession

Author: Lemery, Chrisann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2017



The AHIMA House of Delegates (House) is tasked with governing the health information management (HIM) profession as identified in the AHIMA bylaws. The delegates are 231 members from the 52 component state associations (CSAs) and the AHIMA Board of Directors. With the focus having been on....

House of Delegates Year in Review

Author: Delahoussaye, Elizabeth A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2016



This has been a busy and engaging year for the members of the House of Delegates (HoD) as we build on the present and prepare for the future.


For those who may not be familiar with the HoD, it is a grassroots AHIMA member forum that governs the health information managemen....

AHIMA's Whistleblower Policy

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA newsletter article

Publication Date: June 2016

AHIMA is committed to the highest possible standards of ethical, moral, and legal business conduct. In line with this commitment, we have a whistleblower policy to provide an avenue for volunteers to raise concerns while assuring that they will be protected from reprisals or victimization for whistleblowing.

House Scanning the HIM Horizon

Author: Delahoussaye, Elizabeth A

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2016



The primary objective of the House of Delegates (House), made up of delegates from AHIMA’s Component State Associations, is to look at professional issues affecting the health information management (HIM) profession both today and in the future. Essentially, this is a venue in which AHIMA....

2015 Environmental Scan Report

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: AHIMA report

Publication Date: January 2015

The top trends/issues and recurring themes captured from the 2014-2015 House of Delegates centred on the following topics:

  • Rising healthcare costs and business/economic pressures on providers to deliver better healthcare while meeting mandate requirements;
  • HIM workforce; evolution of roles;
  • Effects of healthcare reform and regulatory changes; and
  • New technologies and consumer access to health information

House of Delegates Welcome Letter

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2013

This welcome letter to the 2013-2014 House of Delegates is intended to help delegates get started, with a brief checklist of items and events to be aware of, and things to do during the early weeks of your term.

House of Delegates Toolkit

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: August 2013

This toolkit provides information to orient you to the 2013-2014 HoD and help ensure your success in serving as a delegate. You will find helpful reference documents, a position description, a list of terms and definitions and an overview of the HoD.

HIM Professionals Resolve to Lead and Promote Consistent Health Information Privacy and Security Practices

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: AHIMA HoD Resolution

Publication Date: September 30, 2012

Intent:

Privacy and security breaches today dominate healthcare media headlines. The magnitude and severity of these breaches encompass incidents ranging from the unauthorized access, use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI) to the lack of administrative, physical and tech....

I-Lead (July 2012)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA newsletter

Publication Date: July 2012

Special edition of I-Lead devoted to welcoming new delegates, discussing how to govern the profession, and explaining the new House structure

ACE Presentation

Author:

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: November 10, 2011

Presentation on AHIMA's Action Community for Excellence (ACE) program

2011 Convention Wrap-up

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2011


AHIMA held its 83rd Annual Convention and Exhibit October 1–6 in Salt Lake City, UT. Practitioners, educators, students, and exhibitors came together to share ideas, challenges, and solutions and hear about some of healthcare's hottest topics from industry experts.


A full ex....

Resolution on Diversity and Inclusion

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: AHIMA HoD Resolution

Publication Date: October 02, 2011

Submitted by Diversity CoP members: Dwayne M. Lewis, RHIT, CCS, Vera Rulon, RHIT, CCS, Stacie L. Buck, RHIA, CCS-P, LHRM, RCC & 2010-2011 Best Practices/Standards House Team

Supported by the Board of Directors
Intent:

This resolution is intended to advance AHIMA's commi....

2010 Convention Wrap-up

Author: AHIMA

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2010


AHIMA held its 82nd Annual Convention and Exhibit September 25–29 in Orlando, FL. Attendance this year reached a high water mark that matches the best-attended conventions from previous years such as Seattle and Philadelphia. More than 5,000 practitioners, educators, students, and exhibit....

Leading the Transition to ICD-10

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: AHIMA HoD Resolution

Publication Date: June 18, 2010

Preamble

Whereas, October 1, 2013, has been set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services as the date for adopting the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS (ICD-10-CM/PCS);
Whereas, ICD-10-CM/PCS provides significant improvements in reporting diagnostic and procedural data an....

House of Delegates Tackles the Tough Issues

Author:

Source: AHIMA Today

Publication Date: October 05, 2009

Members Brainstorm Best Practices, Pass Resolutions

Volunteer leadership, e-HIM best practices, bolstering the HIM workforce, and facilitating the implementation of the EHR were just a few of the industry issues on the minds of members of the AHIMA House of Delegates (HoD) during its 63r....

Volunteer and Leadership Development

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: AHIMA HoD Resolution

Publication Date: October 04, 2009

Preamble

Whereas, strong volunteers in leadership roles and a leadership model are critical and necessary to the success of the AHIMA federation, which includes the American Health Information Management Association and the AHIMA Foundation boards and committees, the Commission on Certif....

Vision 2016 and Beyond

Author:

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2008


House of Delegates Keeps Eye on Future

Members of AHIMA’s House of Delegates voted on resolutions and discussed issues that will have far-reaching implications for all members in years to come.

The House voted on three resolutions related to HIM issues. The group also discus....

Resolution on the Legal Health Record

Author:

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2007

Preamble
Whereas, it is acknowledged that the health care industry is in transition to electronic health records and most health care organizations have health records that are in a hybrid state;
Whereas, for evidentiary and business purposes it is required that healthcar....

Resolution on the Legal Health Record

Author: AHIMA House of Delegates

Source: AHIMA HoD Resolution

Publication Date: October 08, 2006

ubmitted by AHIMA's Electronic Health Record Practice Council
Preamble
Whereas, it is acknowledged that the health care industry is in transition to electronic health records and most health care organizations have health records that are in a hybrid state,

Whereas, for eviden....

Delegates Debate Issues of Lifelong Learning, Certification

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2005


Lifelong learning and AHIMA certifications were at the top of the minds of members of AHIMA’s House of Delegates at the AHIMA convention.
Delegates voted on two action items, considered industry hot topics during issue forums, and honored recipients of this year’s Triumph Award....

House of Delegates to Tackle Full Agenda in 2003 Session

Author:

Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 2003


In between the tutorials and special sessions, the tours and vendor booths at AHIMA's 75th Anniversary National Convention and Exhibit in Minneapolis you will have the opportunity to witness the important work of the House of Delegates. This year's session will take up an array of issues that w....

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