October 1, 2020
CHIA Town Hall: AHIMA House of Delegate Discussion
The CHIA Board of Directors is hosting an open virtual Town Hall on Thursday, October 8, 2020 to discuss the upcoming AHIMA House of Delegates (HOD) proposed Bylaws changes and the Strategic Pathfinders Sessions scheduled for discussion and action at the HOD. The AHIMA HOD is being held virtually on Saturday, October 17, 2020 and the CHIA Delegates to AHIMA will be in attendance to represent and support the CHIA membership. 
 
The six Strategic Pathfinders Sessions include: 
  1. Taking the Lead in Data Governance 
  2. The Future of Patient Identification and Matching 
  3. The Role of the Health Information Professional in Shaping Health Equity 
  4. Public Health, Ethics and Health Information 
  5. Revenue Cycle Challenges for Health Information 
  6. Telehealth in the Future
CHIA Town Hall:
AHIMA House of Delegate Discussion

Thursday, October 8 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PT)

This event is complimentary, however registration is required.
After registering, a confirmation email will be sent with access information.
We encourage all CHIA members and leaders to review the AHIMA House of Delegate materials(available: AHIMA Engage Communities > State Leaders and House of Delegates > House of Delegates > Meeting Materials). 

Please bring your questions and concerns to the Town Hall, your input is important. 
Call for CHIACON21 Presenters
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. 

The CHIA Convention Committee is still in the planning phase and although we do not have all the answers yet, we are excited for this unique opportunity. 

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
All proposals must be submitted using the CHIACON21 Proposal Form, powered by ProposalSpace.
Add Your Name to the AHIMA HIP Week Pledge
and Support Consumer Engagement & Patient Rights
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.

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.
 Participate in the CAHIIM
Program Quality Survey for Students and Alumni
The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Health Information Management Education (CAHIIM) has two accreditation councils which have devised a survey to garner feedback on how individuals measure the quality of academic programs. CAHIIM is interested in feedback from students and alumni of HIM and Health Informatics (HI) programs.

Please take the survey. Your input is very important to the work that CAHIIM accreditation councils do in defining program quality.
Become a CHIA Leader and
Empower the Health Information Community
CHIA is seeking leaders and we are interested in you! The benefits of serving in these leadership roles are many. You will have the opportunity to positively affect the growth and direction of the HIM profession, influence policy at the early stages for the Association, and network with CHIA members and the health information community.

Nominations for CHIA Board of Directors and CHIA Delegates to AHIMA for the 2021 CHIA Ballot are now being accepted through Monday, October 12, 2020. Each term of office will begin July 1, 2021. 

We all have many gifts and talents, why not consider sharing these talents as a CHIA Director or Delegate? With your help, we can continue the tradition of nominating highly qualified and experienced members for leadership positions. 

RN Link's CDI Specialist Training - Discount for CHIA Members
Online Training October 3-4

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
Get Ready to 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.

Webinar: How to Achieve a 1% Duplicate Record Error Rate
An AHIMA white paper published this summer concludes that providers of any size can achieve a one percent duplicate record error rate. Listen in to a free on-demand webinar in which the white paper's authors walk you through a process for achieving that benchmark.
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CHIA Events Calendar
Countdown to Information Blocking - Part 1
Thursday, October 1 - eLearning Program

Town Hall: AHIMA Delegate Discussion
Thursday, October 8 - Complimentary Event

FY2021 Coding Update - Part 3: IPPS/MS-DRGs
Tuesday, October 6 - eLearning Program

Countdown to Information Blocking – Part 2
Tuesday, October 13 - eLearning Program

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