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May 28, 2021

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WHIMA Virtual Annual Conference – REGISTRATION OPENS SOON

On-Demand 

WHIMA 2021 Fall Conference 

October 7, 2021

Hotel Mead
Wisconsin Rapids, WI


WHIMA Member Spotlight: 
Clinical Informatics Manager

Maria Glodosky, MS, RHIA


Meet WHIMA member Maria Glodosky. Our spotlight this month is on her role as a Clinical Informatics Manager. During an interview, we learned more about Maria’s education, experience, volunteerism, and advice for advancing your career path!

Maria works for Mayo Clinic Health System, as the Southwest Wisconsin Manager for Clinical Informatics and Practice Support. She has a Master of Science degree in Health Information Management and IT Leadership from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN.

Click HERE to read the full interview with Maria and learn why she joined AHIMA/WHIMA and more!


Comments on the HHS Proposed Modification to the HIPAA Privacy Rule

From WHIMA Policy and Legislative Action Team


The WHIMA Policy and Legislative Action team commented on the HHS Proposed Modification to the HIPAA Privacy Rule on May 6, 2021. We aligned with AHIMA on several of the topics including not creating a barrier with unreasonable measures when patients are exercising their right of access. WHIMA voiced a strong concern to OCR with the huge barrier in place for care of Substance Use Disorder individuals not aligned with treatment, payment and operations of HIPAA by requiring authorization for these three components while asking for further alignment of HITECH, HIPAA and the 21st Century Cures Act.

Read the WHIMA Letter

Read the AHIMA Letter

Lead Simply –
MODEL. CONNECT. INVOLVE?

Did you attend Holly Hoffman’s session at the WHIMA Annual Conference entitled Lead Simply – MODEL. CONNECT. INVOLVE? In follow-up, Holly provided WHIMA a list of ideas how one could lead better. These were the ideas expressed during the session from the attendees.

If you missed Holly’s presentation at the Annual Conference, you can purchase her recordings during registration for the WHIMA Virtual Annual Conference! As one attendee shared, “Holly is truly inspirational.” Don’t miss out on learning from professional speaker and last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua”. – Holly Hoffman!


Wisconsin Adjusts DHS Trauma Rules Timeline

From WHA The Valued Voice May 20, 2021


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) was planning to implement new Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter 18 standards on July 1, 2021, but will now delay the action due to concerns about the ability of organizations to find required training for their teams, especially advanced trauma life support.

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WHAIC Data Show Effects of COVID-19 on State Hospitals

Part Four: COVID-19 Case Surge (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2020)

From WHA The Valued Voice May 20, 2021


The Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center (WHAIC) has quantified and documented the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Wisconsin’s health care system in a new report. This week, The Valued Voice focuses on the COVID-19 case surge in Wisconsin in late 2020, when rampant virus spread caused hospitalizations to spike dramatically, straining the entire health system. During this time, health systems were severely stressed and COVID-19 patients supplanted, or “crowded out,” other health care services. Read the report.

How to Query COVID-19-Linked Pneumonia for Coding

Health care providers might not know whether a patient's pneumonia is due to an active case of COVID-19, and they may not know how to document the case for coding purposes, writes emergency physician and clinical documentation integrity specialist Erica Remer. A query can clear up uncertainty and should be composed in a way that invites codable verbiage in response, Remer writes.

Full Story: ICD10Monitor (5/25)

AHIMA News and Resources


Help Needed

From AHIMA Access CSA Leader Community Post May 20, 2021


AHIMA is gathering information and needs your help! #AHIMAadvocacy Please forward this message to individuals that work in ROI. If you work in release of information (ROI) or in the management of medical records, AHIMA would like to hear from you! AHIMA is surveying members to inform our advocacy efforts before the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Specifically, we are interested in hearing from AHIMA members so that we can provide recommendations to ONC related to the types of information that are being requested of health information professionals. AHIMA's recommendations will be critical as development and implementation of the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) moves forward. This brief survey should take no more than five minutes! Your input is greatly appreciated! The survey can be found here.


Final Week to Submit Your Nominations for the 2021 AHIMA Triumph Awards

From AHIMA E-Alert May 27, 2021


Don't miss your opportunity to nominate a colleague or team making a difference in the health information profession. The Triumph Awards honor leaders in the health information field, reward contributions that build our knowledge base, recognize excellence in preparing future professionals, and encourage fresh talent and new leadership.

Submit Your Nomination by June 1st

Access Tutorial

From Volunteer Service Email May 14, 2021


Are you interested in learning more about how to use Access? AHIMA has created a quick video that walks users through the log in process, how to navigate the menu and community directories, how to post and engage with other members. 

View Video


COVID-19 and Healthcare’s Virtual Transformation

From AHIMA SmartBrief May 20, 2021


Telehealth made it possible for patients to receive essential care when brick-and-mortar facilities were shut, but what’s next?

In this exclusive whitepaper, see how executives at Mayo Clinic, Penn Medicine, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, M Health Fairview, and Atrium Health are designing a new care delivery model that spans both virtual and in-person experiences.

Download your copy to learn how these leading health systems and plans are creating hybrid care models with cloud technology, including:
  • EHR-integrated telehealth platforms
  • Healthcare-trained virtual agents
  • Artificial intelligence

Download the Whitepaper
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