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September 24, 2021

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WHIMA 2021 Fall Conference – Live and On-Demand – REGISTRATION OPEN
October 7 and 8, 2021
WHIMA Release of Information Workshop
March 3, 2022
Glacier Canyon Lodge - Wisconsin Dells, WI
WHIMA Annual Conference
May 11-13, 2022
The Osthoff Resort – Elkhart Lake, WI
 Wisconsin Medical Coders Day

 Wisconsin Medical Coders Day – October 1, 2021

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed October 1, 2021 as Medical Coders Day in Wisconsin!  This is in recognition and honor of all of the medical coders in Wisconsin!  You are an indispensable player in telling the story of patients, informing patients, and advancing healthcare.  Thank you to all of the coders for your role in keeping health information human information!
Thank you to the Health Information Student Club (HISC) of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), Pewaukee, WI and to Cheryl Evans, MHRM, RHIA, CCS, Allied Health Instructor at WCTC, for leading the effort of recognizing all medical coders in the state of Wisconsin! 
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WHIMA Scholarship Program

The WHIMA Scholarship application process will soon open!  WHIMA proudly supports and recognizes WHIMA members pursuing their education as health information professionals, members pursuing graduate education, and members needing financial assistance for professional development.  Please consider supporting the WHIMA Scholarships by making a financial donation to the fund.  No donation is too small or too big!  Thank you for making a difference in the life of a health information professional!
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Quality Connections – Ready, Set, Grow!

Quality Connections – Ready, Set, Grow!

Ready, Set, Grow! The WHIMA Fall Conference is your first stop to reinvigorate, branch out and maybe even grow new roots.  While we may not be able to see one another in person, the conference is packed with enough energy to make the virtual environment transform us with fresh thoughts and positive learning.

Plan on joining your fellow health information professionals Oct 7th and 8th to listen and participate with top industry professionals.  Amy Dee will start us off by getting us in a renewed state with her high energy presentation, Strengthening your Mental Flexibility and Resilience.  This year’s conference presents so many relevant topics including a panel to help us navigate through the many challenges of recruitment in HIM.  With so many hot topics, you are sure to find several that will inspire you with new thoughts and renewed energy to deploy the learning.

During these challenging times, it perhaps is even more important to nurture and Grow.  The speakers and topics at the 2021 WHIMA Fall Conference are a great place to strengthen your roots, prune your skills and branch out!  So, who is Ready and Set to Grow by joining your fellow colleagues?

If you are not able to attend the live Conference, the Conference is available on-demand after the live.   Register today for the WHIMA Fall Conference! 
Member Price:  $64
Student Member Price:  $32
Non-Member Price:  $80

CEUs:  Eight (8)
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WHA Resource Spotlight: WHA Expert Speakers Bureau

WHA Resource Spotlight: WHA Expert Speakers Bureau

Source:  WHA The Valued Voice newsletter, 9/16/21

To help keep hospital and health system leadership teams and boards of trustees abreast of health care industry trends, challenges and opportunities, the Wisconsin Hospital Association hosts an expert speakers bureau. WHA members and partner organizations are welcome to include an expert from WHA as a speaker in a regular meeting or annual leadership or board retreat.

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AHIMA News and Resources

Save the Date: AHIMA Student Open House

Save the Date: AHIMA Student Open House

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10am - 12:30pm CT

AHIMA will host its semiannual student open house on Tuesday, October 5. Attend this free virtual event to learn more about:
  • Careers in health information
  • AHIMA certifications
  • How to successfully transition from a health information student to a health information professional
  • How to get the most value from your AHIMA student membership
  • And more!
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Wylecia Wiggs Harris Named One of Modern Healthcare's Top Diversity Leaders

Source:  AHIMA SmartBrief September 21, 2021

We're proud that our CEO, Wylecia Wiggs Harris, Ph.D., CAE, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2021's Top 25 Diversity Leaders, and is one of 10 people named 2021 Diversity Leaders to Watch by the publication. These awards honor health care executives who have demonstrated a commitment to expanding and improving access to care, regardless of a patient's race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, while also serving as mentors to advance diversity within the industry's leadership ranks. 
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ICD-11: What HI Professionals Need to Know

ICD-11: What HI Professionals Need to Know

Source:  AHIMA SmartBrief September 21, 2021

As health information professionals begin to look ahead to ICD-11, Kathy Giannangelo, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA, president at Kathy Giannangelo Consulting, LLC, breaks down its features and architecture on this episode of HI Pitch. Kathy has a comprehensive clinical terminology, classification, and data standards background with more than 40 years of experience in the health information management and informatics field. She also talks about the free on-demand ICD-11 webinars she is hosting.
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