Association News 4-24-2019
Healthcare IT has a wide net of careers and employers. As the industry has evolved so have the supporting membership associations and organizations. From tech support to CIOs, from practice administrators to hospital administrators, from product developers to EHR vendors there is an association for you. Whether you are looking to broaden or renew your specialty certified skills or looking for your next career, an industry association is always a good place to start. Here is the latest news from our industry associations.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is a professional organization for chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders.
CHIME Opens 2019 Most Wired Survey For Healthcare Organizations – The 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired survey will be open for the next two months. This is the second year that CHIME has overseen the program, which measures excellence in the use of healthcare IT and honors health organizations that meet Most Wired’s high standards.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is an American not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care in quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and access through the best use of information technology and management systems.
Be a Leader in the Patient Movement
HIMSS (@HIMSS) will collaborate with The Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) at their annual Empathy + Innovation Summit on 10th Anniversary of Patient Experience. This partnership will enhance the event’s focus on technology and explore how empathy is extending into an increasingly digital healthcare environment. The theme of this year’s summit is Looking Back, Leaping Forward.
When: May 13015, 2019
Where: Cleveland Ohio
Register for this summit.
HIMSS publishes POV articles on latest rules from HHS.
The Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS) was launched in 2014 in order to provide an education and networking platform to healthcare’s senior IT security leaders.
AEHIS Names New Board Chair – AEHiS (@AEHISecurity) has named Will Long chair of the AEHIS Board, effective immediately. Long replaces Sean Murphy, who recently accepted a position outside of healthcare. Mr. Long is currently the vice president and CISO at Children’s Health in Dallas (@ChildrensMed). Earlier this year, Fortinet’s National Healthcare Practice Director Sonia Arista also joined the AEHIS Board.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is a professional association for health professionals involved in the health information management needed to deliver quality health care to the public.
AHIMA and AHCA Partner to Train Skilled Nursing Facilities in Coding Ahead of Upcoming Reimbursement Overhaul – AHIMA (@AHIMAResources) and the American Health Care Association (@ahcancal) have collaborated to to provide in-depth coding and clinical documentation improvement (CDI) training programs to assist skilled nursing facilities (SNF) in the preparation for the largest payment reimbursement change for their industry in 20 years. Set to begin on October 1, 2019, the reimbursement model will change to a new, value-based Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM.)
AHIMA Joins with Artifact Health, Provides Standardized, Compliant Templates For Platform that Streamlines Time-Consuming Physician Queries – AHIMA (@AHIMAResources) and Artifact Health (@ArtifactHealth) join to provide and maintain a comprehensive library of compliant physician query templates utilized within Artifact’s HIPAA compliant, cloud-based platform. Artifact provides the first and only mobile platform that streamlines the physician query process, engaging physicians, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) specialists and coders with an easier and faster process to drive improvements in hospital and physician coding accuracy and publicly reported quality measures.
The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) is the national collaborative representing health information exchanges (HIEs). SHIEC allows HIEs to work together across the country to elevate the conversation about HIEs’ common needs and their collective successes. It provides a forum for HIEs to work together, share best practices and together identify joint solutions to address their needs.
— SHIEC (@SHIEClive) March 13, 2019
When: August 18-21, 2019
Where: National Harbor, Maryland
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The Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA), a non-profit professional trade association, is a major voice in the revenue cycle management industry in the United States. HBMA members collectively submit a significant percentage of all initial medical claims to the country’s governmental and commercial payers. Those claims not submitted by HBMA member companies are usually submitted directly by the provider.
HBMA Adopts Policy Framework for Unexpected Out-Of-Network Medical Bills – HBMA announced a new policy framework for federal and state legislative proposals to address unexpected out-of-network (OON) medical billing scenarios (a.k.a., “surprise” medical bills). The “HBMA Framework for Out-of-Network Billing Legislation” (Policy Framework) affirms HBMA’s commitment to protecting patients from unexpected medical bills and points out the role health insurance plans must play to address this important issue.
— HBMA (@HBMABusiness) April 22, 2019