Association News 9-11-19
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
Sharing Your #IHeartHIT Story
#IHeartHIT is a year-long storytelling initiative that aims to shed light on the opportunities and impact health information and technology can have on improving health and how care is delivered.
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
Chime and BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT Launch Chapter in the UK
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, announced today that they have opened an international chapter of CHIME in the UK. The partnership allows BCS to manage the benefits of CHIME membership including access to CHIME’s online materials and admission to the CHIME Healthcare CIO qualification program (CHCIO), an internationally recognized qualification of senior leadership attainment in health informatics. BCS and CHIME will collaborate to offer delegates a unique experience at key events in the health and care calendar.
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
The AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference (formerly AHIMA Convention and Exhibit) is the premier health data and information event for education and networking. Witness successes and hear how challenges were overcome through interactive sessions, roundtables, panels, town halls, and site visits. Meet with established leaders empowered for change, foster lasting connections, and discuss strategy around the industry’s newest innovations.
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. Follow them @HBMABusiness
The Healthcare Revenue Cycle Conference September 12-14, Las Vegas
The Healthcare Revenue Cycle Conference features an exciting array of sessions focused on the very best educational content for successful operations and exceptional performance for individuals in the revenue cycle management industry and billing companies of all sizes. The HBMA 2019 program features a keynote presentation, five general sessions which include a Washington update and a commercial payer panel, a membership meeting, networking events and receptions, and ten concurrent sessions. View the Schedule-at-a-Glance.
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
2019 AMA Elections
Find the newest members of the AMA Board of Trustees and councils for the coming year following elections held during the 2019 Annual Meeting.
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
Research Suggests Link Between Hospital Performance and Telehealth Adoption
New data released by IBM Watson Health and the ATA (American Telemedicine Association) shows a correlation between hospital performance and the adoption of telehealth strategies in care delivery.
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.
AAFP Hires Stephanie E. Quinn as Director Of Division of Government Relations
The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Stephanie E. Quinn joined the AAFP as director of the Division of Government Relations. As director, Quinn will provide strategic and operational oversight of the AAFP’s federal and state advocacy activities aimed at advancing the AAFP’s legislative priorities.
The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) is the nation’s largest medical coding training and certification association for medical coders and medical coding jobs. Follow them on Twitter @aapcstaff.
New ICD-10-CM Code Rationales
Rationales for ICD-10-CM updates are key to improved medical coding, data reporting, and physician reimbursement.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members come together to form the AHA. Follow them on Twitter @AHAhospitals
At AHA Advocacy Day, Congress urged to Protect Patients on Key Issues
More than 300 hospital and health system leaders today gathered in Washington, D.C., to urge their lawmakers to take action on critical issues facing patients and protect access to care. During an AHA Advocacy Day briefing, AHA leaders gave updates on Capitol Hill developments and outlined some of the association’s main priorities.