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OkHIMA March 2018 Newsletter

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AHIMA Triumph Awards – Nominations due June 1, 2018

There are leaders in our industry that are worthy of an award nomination. These professionals deserve to be acknowledged for their contributions in education, leadership and advocacy to name a few. You are the key to helping us seek out these worthy individuals who are waiting to be recognized.

Please consider nominating an outstanding individual for an AHIMA Triumph Award. There are 12 categories which include the Distinguished Member (AHIMA’s highest honor). You can also nominate individuals, groups, or “teams,” for the Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Outreach, Educator, Emerging Leader, Innovation, Leadership, Literary Legacy, Mentor, Research, Rising Star and Student awards.

It all starts with a nomination. It’s easy to show your appreciation for the outstanding contributions of a remarkable individual or group. Simply review details of the award categories by visiting the AHIMA Website “AHIMA Triumph Awards.”  Next, complete the online nomination form. Nominations for 2018 are due by June 1, 2018. Make sure your nominee(s) has a chance at the appreciation they deserve. If you have any questions, please contact or (312) 233-1161 or JoAnn Colman at 233-1091.

The 2018 AHIMA Triumph Awards will be presented at AHIMA's Annual Convention & Exhibit in Miami, FL on Monday, September 24, 2018.

Apply Now for the OkHIMA Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements :
  • Must hold OkHIMA Student or Active Membership  status at the time of the application
  • Must be enrolled in a CAHIIM accredited   HIT or HIA Program in Oklahoma
  • Must have a GPA 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (Note: students with a GPA below a 3.0 will be considered if he/she is exceptionally outstanding in other categories)
Apply Here
Applications are due August 1st so don’t delay!

Outstanding Member nominations are now Open!

The purpose of this award is to honor a member of OkHIMA for outstanding contribution to the profession and the professional association at various levels. Additionally, it is established to encourage members to contribute to the development and growth of the profession and to increase public awareness of the scope and importance of the profession within the delivery of healthcare services.
Submit your nominations here
Nominations are due August 1st!

AHIMA Needs You!

AHIMA is  looking for qualified Active members to fill the roles of AHIMA President/Chair-elect, three Directors for the Board of Directors, three Commissioners on the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM), three CEE Council Members and one Speaker-elect for the House of Delegates. Nominations for these positions are due March 31, 2018. The President/Chair-elect, Director, and CCHIIM Commissioner positions have three-year terms and the Speaker-elect has a two-year term beginning January 1, 2019. Below are descriptions for each open position.
Members must first login to Engage, select the Volunteer tab, and then they are able to review descriptions, duties, and qualifications for each of these elected positions on the Volunteer Application Web page as well as submit their application. Select “Elected Positions” to submit an application before March 31, 2018.

President/Chair-elect: The President/Chair leads the Board of Directors, which governs the association, sets strategy, budget, and maintains fiduciary oversight. The President/Chair serves as an ex officio member of all volunteer groups.
Directors: The Directors serve as voting members of the Board of Directors as well as voting members of the House of Delegates. The Board of Directors governs the association, sets strategy, budget, and maintains fiduciary oversight. Members of the Board are also called upon to represent the association at meetings and to speak on behalf of AHIMA and the HIM profession.
CCHIIM Commissioners: The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) commissioners serves the public by establishing, implementing, and enforcing standards and procedures for certification and recertification of HIIM professionals. They provide strategic oversight of AHIMA certification programs, and are empowered with the sole and independent authority in all matters pertaining to both the initial certification and certification maintenance of HIIM professionals.
House of Delegates: Speaker-Elect- The Speaker-elect supports the House of Delegates (HoD) along with the Speaker and exercise other duties as delegated by the HoD.  During the second year as Speaker, the individual serves as a member of the AHIMA Board of Directors.

CEE Council Members: The Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) Council members set education strategy for the profession, guiding the academic community through improvements to the education, coursework, and curricula for associate, baccalaureate, and graduate programs in HIM and related areas.
The positions above also serve as liaisons to the CEE and affiliated organizations.

AHIMA Volunteer Opportunity for Students and New Graduates

Are you a member of AHIMA and a student or a new grad? Do you want to attend the 2018 AHIMA convention, all expenses paid? AHIMA is looking for volunteers for the registration desk, information booth, Career Theater, Career Fair, among other opportunities.

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