AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference

When: September 14-18, 2019
Where: McCormick Place, Chicago IL
Hashtag: #AHIMA19

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) (@AHIMAResources) will bring together HIM professionals, healthcare industry innovators and government leaders for presentations, educational sessions and discussions about current and emerging issues at AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference (formerly AHIMA Convention and Exhibit).

At AHIMA19, media will have the opportunity to hear from, and speak with industry leaders on key issues, including:

  • Best practices and insights on why clinical documentation improvement is critical to capturing a patient’s full health story
  • How patient access to their health information and the increasing availability of data is changing the healthcare landscape
  • Insights and best practices related to coding, compliance/auditing and revenue cycle, among othersInnovations and emerging technologies in healthcare
  • The latest on HIM-related legislative and policy issues such as patient matching
  • Topics related to the privacy and security of electronic health records

New this year: AHIMA’s inaugural Pitch Competition challenges applicants to address how health data and information can advance healthcare. Hosted in collaboration with MATTER, applicants will propose innovative solutions that improve the connections between people, systems, and ideas to transform health and healthcare.

General session speakers include:

  • Alexandra Mugge, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, on CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Initiative
  • David Barbe, MD, MHA, VP regional operations at Mercy Springfield and
  • Patrice Harris, MD, MA, president-elect American Medical Association, on the opioid epidemic and the burden of chronic diseases
  • Doug Lindsay, on patient advocacy
  • Carey Lohrenz, the first F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the US Navy

Pre-Conference (Sept. 14-15) meetings include:

  • The Clinical Coding Meeting
  • The Privacy and Security Institute
  • VUCA and the Voices of Leadership
  • Pre-conference workshops

AHIMA19 (Sept. 16 – 18) includes sessions on:

  • Coding
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement
  • Privacy and Security
  • Healthcare innovations, and much more.