October 15, 2020
Celebrate HIP Week & 
CHIA Leaders Who Impact Health Information
This week, celebrate the impact that health information professionals have on the quality of patient care around the globe. As COVID-19 has shown, health data and your work are more important than ever.

Health information professionals ensure the person in front of the data remains connected to their information at every touchpoint. This perspective empowers our partners in innovation to develop solutions that not only move technology and business forward, but also enrich the lives of people everywhere.

Discover more on AHIMA's HIP Week website and join the initiative.
CHIA leaders will be recognized for 2020 AHIMA Triumph Awards during AHIMA20 this week. Join us and celebrate these valued CHIA leaders and their remarkable contributions to health information professionals around the globe.

View the 2020 AHIMA Triumph Awards brochure to meet all the recipients.
Literary Legacy Award
CHIA Journal Editorial Advisory Board 
Leadership Award
Sharon Lewis
CHIA CEO/Executive Director 
AHIMA’s mission of empowering people to impact health places consumers at the center of their care. Accordingly, AHIMA asks health information professionals to take our pledge to support consumer engagement and patients’ rights. Add your name to take the pledge and support consumer engagement and patient rights

AHIMA believes health service consumers are empowered when they are engaged with the knowledge and understanding of their health status and treatment.

By filing out the form you are pledging your support for this cause.
Purchase a CHIACON20 Package & Save 30%
Did you miss CHIACON20 or want to receive more education from this first-class learning experience?

Use discount code SAVE30-CON20 and save 30% on any CHIACON20 package purchased now thru November 15, 2020. Limited 1 per person. Not applicable to previous purchases.

With multiple CEU packages and pricing rates available, there is a CHIACON20 option to fit any budget and need.
Call for CHIACON21 Proposals
CHIACON21 is going virtual! With the success of the virtual CHIACON20 and uncertainty surrounding in-person events, the CHIA Board has decided to hold CHIACON21 virtually on June 14 - 16, 2021. 

CHIA is seeking dynamic CHIACON21 presenters to develop health information professionals and advocate for practice excellence with timely and innovative presentations that share CHIA’s vision “Improved Health Through Trusted Information.” Proposals should offer practical approaches and solutions while stimulating new ideas, greater understanding of new systems and applications, current issues and best practices.

Consider joining us for this innovative opportunity and submit a CHIACON21 Proposal today. 

CHIACON21 Proposals are being accepted thru November 13, 2020
NEW CHIA eLearning Program
Confidentiality: Protecting & Releasing Health Information
Join this eLearning Program designed to inform and update health information professionals about the legal rules governing the protection and disclosure of health information in California. Healthcare providers in California are subject to broad and complex requirements ranging from the HIPAA privacy rules and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), to special laws governing psychiatric, substance use disorder and HIV information. This eLearning Program will assist attendees in identifying and understanding the various rules and appreciating how they work together. Approved for six (6) CEUs, this LIVE four-part series will replace the Confidentiality and Release of Information seminar traditionally held every November.

Health information professionals will gain a framework for dealing with issues concerning the maintenance, retention and release of patient information. 
LIVE* 4-Part Series INCLUDES:
Part 1:
General Information

Part 2:
Patient Rights

Part 3:
Special Health Information, Access to Minors, Disclosures

Part 4:
Current Trends, Challenges, Hot Topics and Q/A Forum

Wednesdays, October 28 thru November 18
SAVE 50% on the 2020 CHIA Confidentiality Manual

The October 2020 release of the Confidentiality: Protecting and Releasing Health Information in California manual will be referenced throughout the program. Get the most from the program and have the latest manual on hand.

Take advantage of this offer and save by selecting the registration fee "WITH Manual”. For orders received on or before Oct 22, manuals will ship by Oct 23

Exclusive offer; discount included in registration fee
RN Link's CDI Specialist Training - Discount for CHIA Members
Online Training - Basic CDI | October 24-25
Online Training - CDI Refresher | November 14

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!
Latest AHIMA News
Celebrate HIP Week, October 11-17
This year's Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week was delayed in March because of the acute need to focus on the pandemic response. The event has been rescheduled for October 11-17 to coincide with the AHIMA20 Virtual Conference. Visit the HIP Week website for ways to mark this week of recognition and awareness.
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CHIA Events Calendar
Data Collection for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Tuesday, October 20 - Webinar

Revenue Cycle Improvement Opportunities: The HIM and Business Office Connection
Tuesday, October 27 - Webinar

Confidentiality: Releasing and Protecting Health Information – 4-Part Series
Wednesdays, October 28 thru November 18 - eLearning Program

HIM Community Chat
Friday, October 30 - Complimentary Chat

Telehealth Coding, Billing and Reimbursement: CMS Rules During PHE
Tuesday, November 17 - Webinar

A Study of the January 1 CPT Updates
Thursday, December 10 - Webinar

Evaluating and Managing the Learning Curve for 2021: Changes to E/M Codes
Thursday, December 17 - Webinar