Health Information Management

Director’s Note: Get HIP, celebrate Health Information Professionals Week

CDI Strategies, March 29, 2012

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This week marks the 23rd annual AHIMA sponsored Health Information Professionals Week (HIP), themed “Managing Health Information for Life.”

“As health information management (HIM) professionals and AHIMA members, we need to recognize the important role we play in the continuum of healthcare. We provide the leadership and skills to tell the patient’s clinical story so that it is accurate and timely…” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, FACHE, in a release about the event.
ACDIS is proud to support the initiative acknowledging, as Gordon said, that “Health information professionals are trusted members of the healthcare team” whose efforts enable clinicians to share vital patient information with other care providers thereby improving the quality of care.
“It’s important that we take time to celebrate the health information management heroes of the healthcare industry,” says Gordon.
CDI professionals should take a moment to recognize their HIM counterparts during this important week of recognition and celebration. An HIP Week planning kit is available on the AHIMA website.

As a reminder, the second annual Clinical Documentation Improvement Week will take place September 17-21st.

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