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October 15, 2021

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Upcoming Regional Council Dates

Upcoming Regional Council Dates

Statewide Regional Council Meeting-
October 20th from 5pm - 7pm

Agenda:
  • ·AAHIM Strategic Plan & House of Delegate Update - Tonya Macon RHIT, CDIP, CCS; AAHIM President
  • Ask the Board – Q & A with the AAHIM Executive Board
  • Flu and Current Covid Data Update - Dr. Raul Magadia, Infectious Disease Specialist
  • National Advocacy Update - Leslie Kadlec, MA, RHIA, CHDA; Director, AHIMA Policy and State Advocacy Engagement  
  • State Advocacy Update – Tracy Norris, RHIT; VA Medical Center & Donna Crew, RHIA, AAHIM Past President
There will be door prizes!
Attend Now
  • Birmingham
    December 10, 2021

    February 18, 2022
    April 15, 2022
    June 17, 2022
     
  • Southeast -
    November 17th at 3pm

Please contact Karen Price at karenprice@aahim.org with any questions.
 

Coding Topic Suggestions

AAHIM is soliciting suggestions for future coding education.  Please email any ideas to Karenprice@aahim.org.

Save the Date

2022 Annual Meeting:

  • April 25-27
  • Orange Beach Convention Center
    Orange Beach, AL.
Support Health Literacy for Health Equity

Support Health Literacy for Health Equity

The AHIMA Foundation’s new Health Literacy for Health Equity initiative needs your support. This initiative is designed to raise awareness about the complex dynamics of low health literacy, create resources to help people better understand and use their health data, and collaborate with healthcare organizations to close gaps in health literacy and equity. This project is 100 percent donor-funded. You can support this dynamic initiative and make a difference in the lives of millions of people.

Showcase the Authentic You

Showcase the Authentic You

Introducing Brand Builder—a new collection of tools, tips, and more to help you grow your reputation and further your career in the healthcare ecosystem. Virtually every career expert advises you maintain a strong professional brand. With Brand Builder, we’re customizing that advice for the health information field and you. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, you’ll find ideas and suggestions you can use in key areas.
AHIMA Updates 2020-2023 Enterprise Strategic Plan

AHIMA Updates 2020-2023 Enterprise Strategic Plan

AAHIM has updated our 2020-2023 Enterprise Strategic Plan to highlight key wins from 2020 and to look ahead as we continue to live this plan. Check it out at AHIMA.org.
 
View the Strategic Plan

Board Spotlight

Meet our Webinars Chair, Leah Ainsworth.
 
2 Regional Council President Positions are Open

1 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 karenprice@aahim.org for more information.  
Essay Contest | AHIMA Foundation

Essay Contest | AHIMA Foundation

AHIMA Foundation is hosting a Health Literacy Scholarship Essay Contest (Essay Contest | AHIMA Foundation) open to health information students at an associate, bachelor, graduate, or doctoral level. The applicants do not need to be AHIMA members. The submission period for the contest is 9/1-10/15, and the winner will be awarded in December, the winner receives $5000.

AAHIM & Advocacy

AHIMA has added a link that each member can access to contact their representative or senator to ensure they are aware of our advocacy priorities. It only takes a  minute to complete. Please Alabama HIM members take a moment to visit the link and contact your representatives!

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 shouser@uab.edu to discuss further.
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