In This Issue
New HIM Awareness Coordinator Volunteer Opportunity
The HIM Awareness Advocacy Campaign is in progress and sponsored by the AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) workgroup. A goal of AHIMA is to have each state represented for the campaign effort with the appointment of CSA HIM Awareness Coordinator. Currently 36 out of 50 states have a CSA HIM Awareness Coordinator. The CHIA Board of Directors recently approved the appointment of a CHIA member to serve as the CSA HIM Awareness Coordinator/Liaison and decided to open this new volunteer opportunity to the CHIA membership. Background information about the HIM Awareness campaign and volunteer role: The purpose of the HIM awareness advocacy campaign is to widen and deepen the HIM footprint within the healthcare industry. The focus is advocacy for why various healthcare organizations need to hire HIM professionals and the value brought to their organization. 

The role of the CSA HIM Awareness Coordinator is to participate in the HIM Awareness advocacy campaign activities and to help spread understanding throughout the industry about the work provided by HIM professionals. 

Resources for this effort are provided on AHIMA Engage community which include the HIM Awareness toolkit, PowerPoint presentation, an introductory webinar, flyers. A description of what the coordinator/liaison will do can be accessed here. Length of service for this volunteer role is to be confirmed, but assumed to be for at least one year. 

If you are interested in applying for this volunteer opportunity, please send an email with a brief statement on the reason for your interest in serving as the HIM Awareness Coordinator/Liaison to by November 27, 2016.
In Memoriam: Henryetta Wynne, M.A., RHIT
Henryetta, (also respectfully known as "Henri") passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Henri was committed to professional growth, mentorship, volunteerism and leadership for the Health Information Management profession for more than thirty years. 

Henri advocated and encouraged students, friends and peers to seek higher education and advanced degrees. Henri was an enthusiastic volunteer and an inspirational role model to everyone she encountered. Henri served as President of both the local and state association with a genuine dedication to support the initiatives that added value to the profession as well as to its members. Henri was the recipient of the Professional Achievement Award in 2014 that recognized her years of service and professional achievements.  Henri leaves a legacy of dedication, commitment, and integrity for friends, peers and students to follow. Her exuberant personality and professional achievements stand as an example for all others in the profession. 

Henri's service will be held on November 30, 2016, at Faithful Central Bible Church, 400 W Florence Avenue., Inglewood, CA 90301. Repast will follow at the church immediately following the service. 

Henri's family has requested the HIM community share any pictures  of her. Please send your photo memories to
OSHPD Wants to Hear from You
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) has launched a survey to gather feedback on potential data element changes being considered for Medical Information Reporting for California (MIRCal). OSHPD would like one representative from each hospital or hospital system to respond. The survey opens November 9th and will close November 18th. Please take this opportunity to provide OSHPD with your valuable opinion. Take the quick Survey today!
CHIA Blog Series: Information Governance At-a-Glance
Blog series describes the "scalable framework" AHIMA has developed, called the Information Governance Adoption Model (IGAM), as described in AHIMA's Information Governance Toolkit 2.0. This model consists of ten organizational competencies which assist HIM professionals in focusing in on all areas of IG within an organization to implement an IG program.  Read the full CHIA blog series.

Competency: Enterprise Information Management

A sub-domain of Information Governance, Enterprise Information Management (EIM) includes the polices and processes for managing all information (including taxonomies and metadata/ master data management) throughout each phase of the life cycle. In her book, Implementing Health Information Governance, Linda Kloss, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, describes the building blocks for enterprise information management. "EIM are the managerial functions focused on life-cycle management of information assets across the enterprise. An organization won't be successful with information governance without a correspondingly strong EIM capacity. The converse is also true: EIM is unlikely to fully succeed without effective governance" (Kloss, 2015). It is important to ensure that an inventory of all of the organization's information assets has been completed to build the framework necessary to develop the policies and procedures implementing and enforcing the governance structure of enterprise information management.
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Looking For More In-depth IG Training? CHIA Has Your Solution!
Explore the Events Calendar and register for one of CHIA's upcoming events. 

AHIMA Information Governance Bootcamp, Co-sponsored by CHIA 
Thursday, December 8 - San Diego 

Learn how many organizations are making significant progress in implementing Information Governance (IG) programs to use their information as a strategic asset at AHIMA's IG Boot Camp. Get hands-on training to develop an information governance plan to help your organization:
  • Reduce costs, increase quality, and support population health activities
  • Align with and support strategic goals and gain a competitive advantage
  • Increase regulatory compliance
  • Avoid costly data breaches
  • Advance analytics and business intelligence
AHIMA's IG Boot Camp is a virtual and one-day, in-person engagement that provides a deep dive into the application of IG tools and resources and understanding of the IG discipline. There are 13 CEUs available for this event.
Confidentiality and the ROI in California
Wed, November 16 - Garden Grove
Thu, November 17 - Pleasanton
HCCs - What Are They and How Do They Affect the HIM  Professional
Tues, December 6 - LIVE Webinar
AHIMA's Information Governance Boot Camp
Thu, December 8 - San Diego
AHIMA's HIM Reimagined
Mon, December 12 - Complimentary Webinar
2017 CPT Updates & Fundamentals of E/M Coding
Tues, December 13 - Sacramento
Thurs, December 15 - Ontario
The Compliance Puzzle; Assembling the Pieces
Tues, January 17, 2017 - Pleasanton
Thurs, January 19, 2017 - Garden Grove
2-Day ICD-10 Advanced PCS & CM Coding Workshop
Friday, February 10 & Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Long Beach