August 5, 2020
CHIA Leaders Elected in the AHIMA Election
The results of the 2020 AHIMA Election are in! Congratulations to all the newly elected leaders who will steer AHIMA ahead into the future. Including CHIA's own:
AHIMA Board Director
Maria A. Caban Alizondo
CCHIIM Commissioner
Braden Michael Tabisula
A total of 3,069 votes were tallied in the AHIMA election, with a national voter turnout of 4.5%, slightly down from 4.6% last year. Thank you to each member who voted, including the 3.47% of California membership who cast their vote (194 voted out of 5,591 eligible California members).

Photos and bios of all the newly elected leaders are at
CHIA eLearning Opportunities
Traditional face-to-face events have pivoted into eLearning Programs. CHIA is pleased to offer a flexible learning solution that includes all the content that would have been presented during a seminar/convention. Designed for flexible access anytime, anywhere, ensure your knowledge is up to date with this innovative learning experience.

Approved for 7.5 CEUs

This program is presented by practicing HIM professionals who describe Federal and California regulations that govern the confidentiality and release of patient health information. Easy to use references and tools provided.

Approved for 3 - 6 CEUs

Divided into two LIVE half-day virtual programs designed to meet the diverse needs of attendees. Make the most of this innovative and flexible eLearning Program by registering for the all-day virtual event or select your session of choice.

Packages from 2 - 44 CEUs

CHIACON20 pivoted into a virtual event that provided California's HIM community a first-class learning experience. Multiple CEU packages and pricing options available to fit any need an budget.
CHIA CONNECT: Health Information Community Chats
CHIA invites you to continue the conversation and join health information professionals to share operational challenges and best practices during monthly community chats, recurring the last Friday at 11:00 AM (PT).

As health information professionals pivot into a virtual environment, brainstorm with colleagues on ways to navigate this new normal. The first fifteen minutes we will meet as a large group and then plan to divide participants into four break-out group sessions.

This complimentary event is open to CHIA and AHIMA Members. Register today
RN Link's CDI Specialist Training - Discount for CHIA Members
Online Training August 8-9 | August 15-16

Interested in learning about clinical documentation improvement (CDI)? Are you a retired nurse or a nurse who wants to explore other career options? There are enormous needs in the health care industry to become a CDI Specialist where you will assist physicians to accurately document how truly ill patients are with severity ratings. The trend nowadays is quality documentation and this course will teach you how to achieve this.

RN Link is offering a 10% discount to CHIA Members. ​Learn more and register today!
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CHIA Events Calendar
Clinical Documentation Improvement: The CMO’s View
Thursday, August 6 - Webinar

Problems with the Problem List
Tuesday, August 11 - Webinar

The INs and OUTs of Clinical Documentation Improvement
Tuesday, August 25 - eLearning Program

CHIA Connect: Health Information Community Chat
Friday, August 28 - Complimentary Chat

Part 1: ICD-10-CM Coding Updates
Tuesday, September 22 - eLearning Program

CHIA Connect: Health Information Community Chat
Friday, September 25 - Complimentary Chat

Part 2: ICD-10-PCS Coding Updates
Tuesday, September 29 - eLearning Program

Part 3: IPPS-DRG Updates
Tuesday, October 6 - eLearning Program