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WHIMA Election
March 19 - 28

Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week
March 18–24

ROI Workshop - Early Bird Registration ends March 8!
March 29, 2018
Wisconsin Dells

WHIMA Workshop - Health IT and Analytics
April 5, 2018
Mid State Technical College - Stevens Point, WI

WHIMA Annual Conference - Registration is open!
May 9-11, 2018
Osthoff resort

WHIMA Workshop - Coding Roundtable
June 1, 2018
Rasmussen College - Green Bay, WI

WHIMA Fall Conference
September 13, 2018
Bridgewood Resort Hotel

Rock the Vote!


Voting for WHIMA leadership will open the morning of March 19th and remain open until end of day on March 28th. Meanwhile, please take the opportunity to learn more about the candidates so you can make an informed decision. Review ballot, candidate bios, and a brief response to a question determined by the Nominating Committee by logging in to the WHIMA member center. Due to technical difficulties, the recording of the Live Chat is not available for review.

AHIMA Triumph Awards

Honoring Those Who Make a Difference


Since their inception in 1994, the AHIMA Triumph Awards have honored and recognized the excellence, dedication and service of those professionals or groups whose steadfast efforts have enriched the HIM profession. Each year, AHIMA members nominate those that have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, volunteerism and talent. As part of a long and cherished tradition, the AHIMA Triumph Awards continue to be the highest recognition of excellence, dedication and service, and are presented annually at the AHIMA Convention & Exhibit.

To review the award categories in greater detail, visit the AHIMA Triumph Award website.

If you know a professional or group that is deserving of a Triumph Award, please contact WHIMA VIP team co-leads Sheila A. Johnson-Siegler at Sheila_johnson_@hotmail.com or Susan Summerfield at SummerfieldS@westerntc.edu.

WHA Advocacy Day


The Wisconsin Hospital Association would like to extend a personal invitation to you to attend the upcoming WHA Advocacy Day event on March 21 in Madison at the Monona Terrace.

If you’ve never been to Advocacy Day, it is an event where 1,100 hospital/system leaders, employees, trustees and volunteers descend on Madison to learn and advocate. Advocacy Day’s morning keynote is Mara Liasson, the national political correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR). Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazines, All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC—focusing on the White House and Congress—and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway. The day’s luncheon keynote will be Governor Scott Walker (invited) and a legislative leadership panel discussion will round out the morning sessions.

You are welcome to participate in what WHA believes is the most important part of the day—meeting with your legislators in the afternoon. This is your opportunity to be a hospital advocate on important health care-related issues. To prepare attendees for their meetings, WHA schedules all meetings and provides an issues briefing at Advocacy Day. Additionally, WHA will host an optional pre-event webinar on these legislative visits. That webinar will take place at 10:00am on March 7.

Consider joining the 2018 Advocacy Day on March 21. Advocacy Day is free, but pre-registration is required. To view the agenda or to register, follow this link.

Education

AHIMA’s Faculty Development Regional Meeting
By Betty Rockendorf, MS, RHIA, CHPS, CHTS-IM

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is hosting AHIMA’s Faculty Development Regional Meeting on June 14th, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. This is an opportunity for educators to learn how to teach Data Analytics. Other workshop topics for the day include Academic Resources and Academic Affairs Updates, as well as On-line Teaching Strategies and Resources. The presenters are: Nathan Patrick Taylor, MPH, MS, CHDA, CPHIMS, Clinical Informatics Consultant, and Christi Lower, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, Academic Affairs, AHIMA

Educators are encouraged to join us! Registration link can be found here. The full-day workshop provides 5 continuing education units.

The UW-Parkside campus is located at 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53141. AHIMA is also presenting this regional workshop in Maryland, Washington, and Texas.

Betty Rockendorf, MS, RHIA, CHPS, CHTS-IM is Program Director for the University of Wisconsin - Parkside Health Information Management and Technology program.
HIPAA COW 2018 Spring Conference
April 27, 2018
Pewaukee, WI

HIPAA COW is pleased to announce its 2018 Spring Conference! To learn more or to register, click here.
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