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Call for MSHIMA Awards


The Mississippi Health Information Management Association (MSHIMA) Nominating Committee wants you to suggest fellow members and/or yourself as possible candidates for 2017 MSHIMA awards.

The following MSHIMA awards are available:
  • Distinguished Member Award
  • Champion Award
  • e-HIM® Award
  • Education Award
  • Legacy Award
  • Mentor Award
  • Research Award
  • Rising Star Award
The deadline to submit nominations for MSHIMA awards is April 30, 2017.

Submit a nomination by clicking here

Upcoming Webinars


In order to best serve our members, MSHIMA has developed several webinars in a question/answer format.  These webinars include an E&M-CPT Q/A, and an Interventional Radiology Q/A. More information and registration for all of these webinars may be found via the link below.

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Register Today for the 2017 MSHIMA Annual Meeting

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We are excited to bring together expert speakers in the HIM profession to provide high-quality education and a fun experience to our valued members throughout Mississippi. This year's conference will take place from June 13-16, 2017 at the beautiful Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. Up to 18 hours of AHIMA CEUs are anticipated for this conference. Click on the link below to view the agenda and register online.
Click here to register

UMMC SHRP Alumni Meeting


The University of Mississippi Medical Center, School for Health Related Professions is hosting a continuing education workshop on Friday, March 24 at the Jackson Medical Mall. 6.0 RHIA/RHIT CEUs are available for attendance. Click on this link to learn more and register.

OCR Asks You to Report Suspicious Cyber Activity


In the US Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights' "Cyber Awareness Newsletter" last month, a memo urges the government, international network defense communities, and the private sector to collaborate and share information about potential and current cyber threats in order to combat them. The memo asks covered entities to report any suspicious activity—including cybersecurity incidents, phishing, malware, or software vulnerabilities—to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, part of the Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.

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Information-Related Patient Safety is Among ECRI's Top 10 Concerns


ECRI Institute has published its annual list of the 10 most significant safety dangers for healthcare organizations. Number-one is information management in electronic health records. The 2017 report advises that "integrating health information management professionals, IT professionals and clinical engineers into patient safety, quality, and risk management programs" is a key part of the solution.  Also on this year's list: patient identification. Earlier this month, ECRI Institute's Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a multi-stakeholder collaborative that included AHIMA subject matter experts, released a toolkit (free PDF) for reducing patient identification errors

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Health IT coalition seeks scrutiny of ONC's regulatory role


Health IT Now is asking Congress and the Trump administration to examine the role the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology plays in regulating health IT and how that role relates to other regulatory agencies. 

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