Association News 5-22-19
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 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. Follow them @HIMSS
Humanity and the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence – Chris DeRienzo, Chief Medical Officer, Cardinal Analytx Solutions discusses the blessings and curses today’s medical students face with patient care technologies and how to find the humanity within the benefits of artificial intelligence.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is a professional organization for chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. Follow them @CIOCHIME
Steps to Launch Innovation Lab Near Tel Aviv – Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and CHIME announce that they have signed a letter of intent to create a unique “healthcare innovation lab” within Sheba’s new ARC Innovation Center. The Sheba-CHIME Innovation Lab will provide executive-level healthcare innovation education and promote healthcare innovation globally.
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. Follow them @AEHISecurity
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— AEHIS (@AEHISecurity) May 20, 2019
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. Follow them @AHIMAResources
Examining the Clinical Documentation Improvement Landscape – According to a recent survey by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the common perception that a clinical background alone is sufficient when hiring professionals for clinical documentation improvement (CDI) programs is challenged. Results show managers seek candidates with a background in both clinical and health information management (HIM) knowledge.
With more than 38,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation’s premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Follow them @hfmaorg
Safety Net Hospitals Issue Warning about Looming DSH Cuts – Faced with $4 billion in cuts to Medicaid uncompensated-care payments, starting in October, some hospitals warn they may have to close.
The American Medical Association (AMA), founded in 1847 and incorporated in 1897, is the largest association of physicians—both MDs and DOs—and medical students in the United States. The AMA’s mission is “to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.” Follow them @AmerMedicalAssn
AMA Announces First Chief Health Equity Officer – The American Medical Association (AMA) has hired Aletha Maybank, M.D., M.P.H., as its first ever chief health equity officer. Dr. Maybank joins the AMA after serving as deputy commissioner and founding director of the Center for Heath Equity within New York City’s public health department.
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA), established in 1993, is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote access to medical care for consumers and health professionals via telecommunications technology. Follow them @AmericanTelemed
ATA Awarded PCORI Grant for Telehealth Research Dissemination Forum – The ATA (American Telemedicine Association) has been awarded $50k in funding through the PCORI Engagement Awards Program to support the Telehealth Research Dissemination Forum
NAHQ was founded in 1976 and remains the only organization dedicated to healthcare quality professionals. Our history and successes are attributed to the great members and volunteers who work to further our mission.
NAHQ Issues New Report on Healthcare Quality Workforce – The National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) released a report on Thursday, May 2, 2019, which is the result of a multi-year effort, involving hundreds of healthcare quality professionals, healthcare executives, and academics, to create and validate a new industry-standard Framework for Healthcare Quality Competencies. The Framework outlines competencies needed by healthcare organizations to meet new healthcare goals.
The Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA) is a prominent nonprofit trade association supporting the education, networking, resource and advocacy needs of benefit administrators (TPAs), stop loss insurance carriers, managing general underwriters, audit firms, medical managers, technology organizations, pharmacy benefit managers, brokers/agents, human resource managers, plan sponsors and health care consultants. Follow them @HCAAinfo
Do you have plans for July yet? We’ve got you covered! Go ahead and save-the-date for the 2019 #HCAATPASummit. “Designing The Future Of Self Funding” will be the hot topic in #Dallas this summer! https://t.co/IFX58Nnd6w pic.twitter.com/isDZKXgX01
— HCAA (@HCAAinfo) March 8, 2019
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) works to solidify family medicine as the cornerstone of a functioning health care system. They lobby government, negotiate with payers, partner with employers, educate patients, and champion family medicine on the national stage. Follow them on Twitter @aafp.
Physicians Call on Politicians to End Political Interference in the Delivery of Evidence Based Medicine – The American Academy of Family Physicians organizations are firmly opposed to efforts in state legislatures across the United States that inappropriately interfere with the patient-physician relationship, unnecessarily regulate the evidence-based practice of medicine and, in some cases, even criminalize physicians who deliver safe, legal, and necessary medical care.