The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Trocaire’s Health Information Technology program will honor and celebrate health information professionals during the 29th annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week March 18–24, 2018. This year’s theme is “Our Future Is Bright.”
“It’s a transformational time for healthcare, and health information is at the heart of this transformation,” said Lou Ann Wiedemann, AHIMA’s interim senior vice president of member services. “In the midst of all this change, positive opportunities are being created.
“Health information management professionals understand clinical and financial data as well as information governance and data management—all tools that can help reward value, lower cost, and make the healthcare experience better for patients. It is a great time to be in the HIM profession, and we believe our future is bright.”
HIP Week 2018 will coincide with AHIMA’s Advocacy Summit and Hill Day, events where AHIMA members receive education specific to advocacy and visit Capitol Hill to share the importance of advancing HIM. Information governance and privacy and security continue to be key issues for HIM professionals; AHIMA will continue to provide guidance to the healthcare industry and government leaders seeking expertise and counsel.
During HIP Week, information regarding Trocaire’s Health Information Technology and Healthcare Informatics programs will be available in the back foyer. Stop by for some goodies and celebrate with us, and learn more about our healthcare technology programs here!