When: October 14-17, 2020
Registration for the AHIMA20 Virtual Conference is now open! This dynamic, premier education and exhibition event has been carefully designed to provide attendees a one-of-a-kind virtual experience.
Whether you are seeking cutting-edge education, evaluating the latest market innovations, or are seeking new connections in the world of health information, AHIMA20 (@AHIMAResources) is the place to be. By registering you will enjoy more than 100 educational sessions, numerous networking opportunities, a virtual exhibit hall, and full access to on-demand session recordings for additional CEU opportunities.
But look closer and see 9 more reasons why AHIMA20 is the perfect investment:
- Find a Job, Grow a Job, Place a Job
The job market for health information professionals has changed a lot in the last year. Coders have been asked to put on their CDI hats as CDI nurses were redeployed to frontline nursing roles; HIM directors had to figure out how to scale up telehealth programs on the fly; and in many places, HIM departments had to figure out infection control protocols and pitch in to build field hospitals. But all of these changes proved how capable HIM professionals are at adapting to professional demands. AHIMA20 is the perfect place for these professionals to share what they’ve learned with their peers—to help them become indispensable to the organizations they work for.
In the past, attending pre-conference summits and institutes meant that attendees had to spend more time away from their job. AHIMA20’s virtual format, however, has transformed what used to be separate events, including the Privacy and Security Institute and the CDI Summit, into educational tracks that are accessible to everyone who registers. The same, great educational content will now be available in one place.
- Attend the Conference—At Your Pace
The unprecedented flexibility of AHIMA20 is ideal for members with multiple credentials to maintain. For example, attendees will no longer have to choose between two sessions held at the same time. Attendees can listen to presentations live and engage in conversations with other attendees afterwards—or they can access session recordings for up to two months after the event.
- Boost Your CEUs
In order to provide more value, AHIMA20 is offering members up to 100 CEUs for the event, compared to up to 40 CEUs in years past—perfect for members with multiple credentials.
- Grow Your Company
Competitors are not the only group who stand to win big at AHIMA’s second annual Pitch Competition. Sure, the contest offers participants valuable exposure, financial rewards, and input from the brightest minds in the industry, but it also invites would-be inventors watching from the sidelines to think outside of the box and innovate in their own organizations.
- Grow Your Professional Horizon
COVID-19 has forced many HIM departments to do more with less—meaning some have had to take on leadership roles or learn how to do their colleagues’ jobs, all while staying on top of rapidly changing regulations. This makes AHIMA20’s professional development and continuing education opportunities more valuable than ever. Attendees can learn about cutting edge trends and share best practices in HIM domains including clinical coding, privacy, security, revenue cycle, patient identification and matching, social determinants of health, clinical documentation integrity, informatics, and much more. Whether you work in a hospital or for the World Health Organization, it’s become clear that leadership skills are crucial to managing a public health crisis. To that end, AHIMA20 will feature a three-day long track devoted to organizational management and leadership.
- Hone Your COVID-19 Response Strategies
Effective pandemic response is impossible without robust data management skills. AHIMA20’s educational sessions around data use, data analytics, informatics, data integrity, and social determinants of health are designed to help attendees put best practices to use immediately.
- We’re Maskless
Social distancing, wearing a mask, and shelter-in-place orders make it difficult—not to mention awkward—to network in person. But AHIMA hears you and we’ve planned some ways to help. Stay tuned for more details about the innovative networking events on tap for AHIMA20.
- Focus on You
HIM professionals who attend AHIMA20 Virtual Conference won’t have to worry about the perception that they’ve signed up, in part, for a trip to a fabulous host city. Instead, by attending from the comfort of their own home, participants are signaling their dedication to continuing education, their passion for professional development, and their commitment to empowering people to impact health.