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AAHIM e-Alert 

February 4, 2022

Inside this Issue:

Call For Award Nominations

AAHIM recognizes outstanding contributions made by its members every year.

The process to nominate is very simple through AAHIM’s website. This link will give a description of each individual award.

AAHIM is soliciting nominations for the following categories:
  • Distinguished Member
  • Outstanding New Professional
  • Volunteer Award
Job Board

Job Board

Looking for a new job?  Have a job you need to post?  Check out the AAHIM Job Board.

Board Spotlight- Lori Blubaugh

Meet our Student Relations Chair:
Lori Blubaugh, RHIA
Current Position:  Instructor/
Clinical Coordinator, WSCC

Education:  BS in Biology with Education Certification-Athens State; Associate’s in Science-WSCC; Associate’s in Applied Science, HIT-WSCC
Licenses / Certifications / Credentials:  RHIA

HIM Volunteer:
Student Relations Chair
Previous Roles in HIM:  Coder, Transcriptionist, Adjunct Instructor-WSCC
Something Surprising to Know About Me:  I LOVE animals. My husband and I raise mini-schnauzers, Pyratolian livestock guardian dogs, goats, chickens, and we are hoping to begin raising sheep.
How Did I Get Into HIM?  I was in an anatomy course, speaking with another student.  I expressed that I wanted to be able to work from home to be with my then 3 YO son.  She told me about HIM.
Professional Advice:  Always seek God’s will and be willing to follow it, even if it makes no sense and even if it hurts! 
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save the date

Save the Date

Southern Coding Symposium

March 31, 2022

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center
Spanish Fort, AL

Registration opening soon.

2022 Annual Meeting

April 25-27
Orange Beach Convention Center
Orange Beach, AL

Registration is OPEN.
Click Here to Register

Upcoming Regional Council Dates


  • February 18, 2022

  • April 15, 2022

  • June 17, 2022


West Alabama 

  • April 21, 2022

  • August 18, 2022

  • December 22, 2022

Please contact Karen Price at with any questions.

Opening for a President of the North Central Council

If you want to get involved, network and be a leader in HIM, please consider stepping up and filling the one opening for a President of the North Central Council.  If interested, please reach out to Karen Price at for more information.  

Mentee Opportunity

Do you have a completed project? Are you currently working on an HIM-related project?

Dr. Shannon Houser, member of AAHIM Board of Directors, chair of Research and Data Analytics Committee, would like to offer her services and expertise to work with you and possibly to publish or present your work. Contact Dr. Houser at to discuss further.
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