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THIMA eNews - President's Message; ICD-10 Requirements; Gift yourself and others! - December 18, 2015:

THIMA President's Message

By Donna Coomes, MBA, RHIA, CHPS, CCS, CHC, CPHQ

Donna CoomesIt doesn’t seem possible that 2015 is quickly coming to an end.  Our professional association has been very busy this year with ICD-10 and I am confident that 2016 will be an exciting year as we focus on Data Analytics and Information Governance education.

We hope that you have registered for the Certified Health Data Analytics exam prep workshop to be held January 27 & 28 in Nashville, Tennessee. Everyone who attends the CHDA workshop will also receive a 25% discount voucher to be used for the CHDA exam.  Don’t miss out on this fantastic education opportunity offered here in Tennessee.

Also, don’t forget the Information Governance (IG) boot camp being offered in Nashville on February 12th by THIMA in conjunction with AHIMA!

Congratulations to the 128 Tennessee members who have earned an AHIMA credential in 2015.   We are so very proud of each of you!

In 2015 we had the following number of credentialing certifications earned by Tennessee members.
Credential # Earned  
CCA 26  
CCS 39  
CCS-P 5  
CHDA 1  
RHIA 5  

For a list of the specific individuals and their corresponding certification credential earned click here.

Hope  to see you in less than three months at our THIMA 66th Annual Meeting to be held in Franklin, Tennessee on March 9-11th!  Until then……

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New year!

Gift Yourself This Holiday Season

Health Information Management is changing – and HIM professionals must not only change but lead the way into an electronic, data-driven, information-rich health care environment.

Fortunately, opportunities are at your doorstep.    Get a head start now by registering for two very important educational events which will accelerate your professional development in Information Governance and Data Analytics.   These domains are HIM to the core . . . but others are seeking them as well.   Stake your claim for your professional career!

AHIMA Certified Healthcare Data Analyst (CHDA) Exam Prep Workshop
January 27-28, 2016
Nashville, TN

Information Governance Boot Camp
Nashville, TN
February 12, 2016
Information Governance Boot Camp

It Is That Time Of Year -- Honor A Colleague

We have all been inspired, mentored, and educated by other HIM professionals.   Here is your chance to say thank-you.

Nominate a friend/colleague for a THIMA Award.  

Deadline is February 10, 2016

Local HIMA News and Meetings

MTHIMA January Meeting – Save the Date!

Friday, January 29, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Tiffani Bouchard, CCS
VP and Director of Compliance & Special Projects, HMI, LLC.


Vanderbilt One Hundred Oaks
First Floor Conference Room
1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232

Questions About ICD-10 CEU Requirements?

To address your questions, AHIMA is providing you with three sources of information that we encourage you to view, participate in, and download.

ICD-10 CEU Requirements

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Call for Nominations

The Tennessee Health Information Management Association (THIMA) Nominating Committee wants you to suggest fellow members and/or yourself as possible candidates for the THIMA Board of Director and Nominating Committee positions.

Click here to complete the online nomination form and to learn more about the responsibilities of the positions.

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