January 6, 2021
Share Your Feedback on the CHIA Copy & Paste Survey
The use of copy/paste functionality within the electronic health record (EHR) has a significant impact on the accuracy and integrity of clinical documentation and patient care. With the advancement of technology, issues with copy/paste practices are having a negative impact on documentation across the continuum of care.

CHIA continuously aims to improve health information integrity, accuracy, and security. As part of CHIA’s Strategic Goal to Catalyze Health Information Integrity, the CHIA Health Information Integrity Committee, is gathering member input to assist in the development of an EHR Copy/Paste Toolkit that is specific to California. 

The first step in the process is to conduct a survey of CHIA members to understand the current environment for copy/paste practices. In collaboration with the San Diego Mesa College HIT students, the CHIA Health Information Integrity Committee has developed a brief survey about the functionality of copy and paste, its usage, best practices, and its impact on the integrity of healthcare data. Your response will help with the development of standardize guidelines to ensure health information accuracy and integrity.

CHIA is asking members for information regarding your current copy/paste practices within your EHR. Please take a moment to complete the survey and assist the CHIA Health Information Integrity Committee create a robust Copy/Paste Toolkit for use by CHIA members.  

The survey should take 10 minutes or less and are open through January 20
Help Choose CHIA's Next Leaders - Polls Open Monday
The CHIA Election Polls open Monday, January 11 - 25, 2021. Look out for an email and social media postings for instructions on how to vote.

As a voting member, you elect the CHIA leaders who will influence the strategic direction of CHIA over the next few years. When you participate and vote, you take part in the future structure, direction and leadership of CHIA.

  • CHIA Active and Emeritus members are eligible to vote

Meet the candidates and learn more on the 2021 CHIA Ballot webpage. Read each candidate’s position statement and learn more about the candidates and their health information backgrounds, then cast your vote on Monday!
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Join CHIA’s Fourth Annual eHIM Symposium 
Learn how to manage collisions, roadblocks or emergencies along the way. This symposium will travel the road of data integrity around the globe.

The program focuses on the continuing journey towards health information integrity. Quality data is key as EHR systems share information with healthcare providers and organizations via health information exchange, patient portals, data repositories and governmental agencies. In light of new legislation, it is even more imperative that EHR’s contain accurate and timely data. Get better prepared for the 21st Century Cures act and Information Blocking rules and regulations by attending this two-part eLearning Program. Learn more.

Approved for 6 CEUs
Join this vital and timely LIVE* 2-part program to gain a head start towards meeting new HIM driven opportunities for leadership at your organization

Part 1
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Part 2
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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
Apply for a CHIA Awards and Scholarship Opportunity
The purpose of the CHIA Awards and Scholarship Fund 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 - Deadline March 1
  • Certification Exam Fee Reimbursement Program - Deadline February 28
  • Foundation for Active Member Education (FAME) Scholarship
  • HIIM Program Grants - Deadline March 1  
  • Research Support Awards

Have Your Article Published in the CHIA Journal
CHIA is looking for articles on a variety of timely educational topics that represent the depth and breadth of HIM roles and interests, and can include tips, strategies, techniques, case-studies, opinions and commentary to be included in the peer-reviewed CHIA Journal .

CHIA encourages members, Corporate Partners, educators, and health information professionals to submit articles and share their knowledge with CHIA readers. Learn more or submit a article here 
Love to Write?
Publishing original material is a qualifying activity and authors may earn two (2) continuing education credits.
Emerging Professionals Column
Students can contribute their work and recent research on health information topics. 
Corporate Corner Column
Devoted exclusively to business developments of CHIA Corporate Partners; company’s products, services, personnel, and changes. 
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

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
Impacts of the Pandemic: Healthcare Leader Agility in a Time of VUCA
Thursday, January 7 - Webinar

Developing a Successful and Compliant OP CDI Program
Thursday, January 14 - Webinar

CHIA Student Chat
Tuesday, January 19 - Complimentary Chat

Managing in a Labor Management Environment (Union)
Thursday, January 21 - Webinar

eHIM Symposium: The Journey Continues: Part 1
Tuesday, January 26 - eLearning Program

CHIA CONNECT: Community Chat
Friday, January 29 - Complimentary Chat

eHIM Symposium: The Journey Continues: Part 2
Tuesday, February 2 - eLearning Program

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

Advanced Coding Workshop: Part 2 PCS
Thursday, March 11 - eLearning Program

Advanced Coding Workshop: Part 3 Roundtables
Thursday, March 18 - eLearning Program

Advanced Coding Workshop: Part 4
Thursday, March 25 - eLearning Program