February 10, 2021
CHIA 2021 Election Results Announced
The CHIA Nominating Committee and Board of Directors are pleased to announce the results of the 2021 CHIA Election. Please join us in congratulating CHIA’s 2021-22 Incoming Board Members, and thanking each of the members who graciously stepped forward and permitted their name to be placed on this year's ballot. 

CHIA President-elect
Roberta Baranda, MS, RHIA, CHP (SHIA)
CHIA Director
Deanna Klure, RHIA, CCS, CDIP (IAHIA)
Freida Smith, RHIA (NCHIA)

CHIA Delegate to AHIMA

CHIA Alternate Delegate
Roy Shurtliff, RHIT (NCHIA)

Each health information professional who steps forward to seek a leadership role within a CLA, CHIA or AHIMA contributes to the strength and success of CHIA. Learn more about CHIA volunteer opportunities and consider becoming a valued CHIA volunteer today!
18% of eligible members voted in the 2021 ElectionA special thank you to each of you. By participating and voting, you took part in influencing the strategic direction and leadership of this Association. Every voice counts as we come together in building and shaping the health information community.
Congratulations to Cathy Malin (SCHIA) for being the recipient of the CHIA gift card raffle.
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IFHIMA's Latest Whitepaper Makes the Case for ICD-11
As healthcare transformation progresses due to the digitization of data and advancements in medical science and technology, it is increasingly important that nations around the world begin planning for the adoption of ICD-11.

The IFHIMA Board of Directors believes that quality health information underpins all facets of healthcare policy, delivery system design, patient engagement, and the advancement of health and healthcare. Our vision is a healthy world enabled by quality health information.

With this whitepaper, the IFHIMA hopes to guide and inspire healthcare professionals as they begin their journey toward the adoption and implementation of ICD-11. The march toward ICD-11 has already begun and is discussed within the whitepaper and case studies from IFHIMA members.

Topics in this whitepaper include the benefits of ICD-11, planning, transition from ICD-10 to ICD-11, workforce development and education, language translation, field testing and implementation.

The new whitepaper, IFHIMA Fosters Planning for ICD-11 Adoption with Global Case Studies is available at http://www.ifhima.org/
Apply for a CHIA Awards and Scholarship Opportunity
The purpose of the CHIA Awards and Scholarship Program is to promote the importance of HIM professional credentials, strengthen the HIM profession, promote the value of AHIMA and CHIA membership, identify and engage future leaders, and support HIM-related research. 

  • Student Scholarships - Due March 1
  • Certification Exam Fee Reimbursement Program - Due February 28
  • Foundation for Active Member Education (FAME) Scholarship
  • HIIM Program Grants - Due March 1  
  • Research Support Awards
Join the CHIA Volunteer Team for 2021-22
Volunteer involvement is essential to building a strong association that provides education, networking and leadership opportunities to California's health information professionals.

Volunteering with CHIA will connect you with peers and colleagues, expose you to innovative ideas and provide you with meaningful ways to support the health information community. CHIA offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from based on the interests, the type of involvement and time commitment you are looking for.

Learn more about CHIA volunteer opportunities and complete the CHIA Volunteer Questionnaire to let us know of your interest.  

* Committee appointments are July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022
Help Move These Initiatives Forward
As health information professionals, we are committed to excellence in the management of health information for the benefit of patients and providers. Patient misidentification continues to jeopardize patient safety, limit and delay data sharing and interoperability, and has an adverse effect on data quality. Today, as a health information professional, I pledge to advocate and educate members and other key stakeholders on the importance of naming policies in our healthcare organizations. I will support, encourage, and educate my fellow health information professionals to implement the following data policies
The CHIA Health Information Integrity Committee, is gathering member input to assist in the development of an EHR Copy/Paste Toolkit. 

The first step in the process is to conduct a survey of CHIA members to understand the current environment for copy/paste practices. Your response will help with the development of standardizing guidelines to ensure health information accuracy and integrity.

Please take a moment to complete the survey and assist the CHIA Health Information Integrity Committee to create a robust Copy/Paste Toolkit for use by CHIA members.  
Get Ready for the Health Information Event of the Year
CHIACON21 Coming Soon!
CHIACON21 is going virtual! With the success of the virtual CHIACON20 and to ensure the safety of our members and attendees, the CHIA Board has decided to hold CHIACON21 virtually on June 14 - 16, 2021.
We are excited about this unique opportunity to provide an innovative solution to bring a virtual first-class convention experience to CHIA's health information community. 
Stay tuned for more information and join us at #CHIACON21!
RN Link's CDI Specialist Training - Discount for CHIA Members
2-Day CDI Online Training: January 16-17, 2021 | February 6-7, 2021
4-Hour Clinical Indicator Guidelines & Coding Review: February 20, 2021
Full-day Basic Training: March 4, 2021 | March 5, 2021

There are enormous needs in the healthcare industry to become a CDI Specialist and assist physicians to accurately document patient encounters 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
PIVOT Tables 101: From Data to Information for Beginners
Tuesday, February 25 - Webinar
CHIA CONNECT: Community Chat
Friday, February 26 - Complimentary Chat
Advanced Coding Workshop: Part 1 CM
Thursday, March 4 - eLearning Program
Strategies in Preparing for the 21st Century Cures Act
 Tuesday, March 9 - Webinar
Advanced Coding Workshop: Part 2 PCS
Thursday, March 11 - eLearning Program
Advanced Coding Workshop: Part 3 Operative Reports
Thursday, March 18 - eLearning Program
Documentation Challenges in the Post-Acute Landscape
Tuesday, March 23 - Webinar
Advanced Coding Workshop: Part 4 Case Review
Thursday, March 25 - eLearning Program
CHIA CONNECT: Community Chat
Friday, March 26 - Complimentary Chat
National Denial Trends and Key Strategies for 2021
Tuesday, April 06 - Webinar
PEPPER for the Health Information Professional
Tuesday, April 13 - Webinar
CHIA CONNECT: Community Chat
Friday, April 23 - Complimentary Chat
Connecting Revenue Integrity with Revenue Management Compliance
Tuesday, May 18 - Webinar
CHIA CONNECT: Community Chat
Friday, May 28 - Complimentary Chat
Virtual CHIACON21
Monday, June 14 - Wednesday, June 16