AHIMA Foundation Events
2015 AHIMA Convention & Exhibit
September 26 - 30 | New Orleans, LA
AHIMA Foundation Silent Auction and Booth
Saturday, September 26 - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | MCCNO, Ground Floor, Exhibit Hall I
annual AHIMA Foundation Silent Auction is the largest fundraiser for the
Student Merit Scholarship program, which improves access to educational
opportunities for current and future HIM leaders. The number of qualified applications
continues to outpace the number of scholarships the Foundation is able to award
annually. Help even more promising HIM
students by bidding on auction items. Be
Auction closes at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, September 29.
The Great Race for Education
Sunday, September 27 - Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The Great Race for Education raises money for scholarships through the AHIMA Foundation's Merit Scholarship program. New in 2015, join the Foundation, individuals and members who will make every step count during the 2015 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit in New Orleans or virtually, by fundraising through EveryDayHero. Set a goal, then rally friends and family and colleagues from far and near for support!
Register with a $15 donation to sign-up and to start fundraising and you will track your daily steps and miles September 27 - 29. Share all the time and effort you are giving to raise money for scholarships. Prizes are offered daily in a variety of challenge categories for participants who have raised a minimum of $100.
- Sign-up to make every step matter!
- Frequently Asked Questions - The Great Race for Education
- Pick-up your free pedometer from event sponsor, MRO, at
the Foundation Booth located on the Ground Floor, outside of Exhibit
Grant Writing Strategies
Sunday, September 27, 2015 | 9:00 - 12:00 PM | MCCNO, Level 2, Rm 275
this participants will learn to identify potential funding sources, triage
grant announcements, and respond to key elements appropriately. These
skills will enable participants to identify funding sources that "best
fit" their needs and save valuable time associated with searching for
and developing successful proposals. Learn more.
Register for the Grant Writing Strategies - Pre Convention Workshop.*
* Registration Fee: $95
AHIMA Foundation Research Forum
Sunday, September 27, 2015 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM | MCCNO, Level 2, Rm 275
this interactive session, you will learn from HIM professionals conducting
evidenced-based research related to academics and/or practice-based settings. Participants
will have the opportunity to interact with HIM researchers and members of the
AHIMA Foundation Research Network and discuss research activities adding to the
HIM Body of Knowledge, and learn more about research activities currently being
conducted by the AHIMA Foundation.
Foundation and AHIMA Foundation Research Network Update - William Rudman, PhD, RHIA; AHIMA Foundation, and Susan
Hart-Hester, PhD, RHIA; AHIMA Foundation
National Convention e-Poster Contest Presentation
Monday, September 28 - Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | MCCNO, Ground Floor, Exhibit Hall I
Meet with selected students from across the country and learn about the innovative research and projects they are doing to advance the profession. These students or recent graduates were selected to these outstanding students.
- HIPAA and Student Health Clinics Assessing the Actual and Perceived Applicability of the HIPAA and FERPA Federal Laws, Jennifer Robertson, The College of St. Scholastica.
- Patient Generated Health Information in Rural Areas, Ashley Lackner, The College of St.Scholastica.
- Your Record Speaks: A Patient Engagement and Data Quality Tool, Theresa Wilkes, MS, CHTS-PW, The College of St. Scholastica.
Assembly on Education/Workforce Luncheon**
Monday, September 28, 2015 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM | MCCNO, Level 2, Rm 280-281
advantage in this opportunity to participate in facilitated roundtable
discussions relevant to HIM, Workforce and Education.
**Registration Fee: $65
Where Education Meets Workforce
Monday, September 28, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM | MCCNO, Level 2, Rm 280-281
The track provides expertise from both academic and practice perspective
with the goal of demonstrating the integral link between workforce and
education from both speakers and moderated discussion with the audience. Each
presentation will be followed by an interactive moderated discussion with
speakers and the audience.
Thierry Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA; IOD Incorporated, and Valerie J.
Watzlaf, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA; University of Pittsburgh
- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Patient Engagement and Patient Generated Data - Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, Children's Health System of Texas, Dallas, TX
- 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM | The Heart of the Revolution: Why HIM is Essential for Analytics - John Showalter, MD, MSIS, University of Mississippi Medical Center
- 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Personal Connected Health Where We Live, Work and Play - Charles Parker, MS Healthcare Informatics, Escentium Consulting/Beyond Limits
AHIMA Foundation Thought Leaders Lecture Series
Brenda L. Banwell, MD, Chief of Neurology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 11:15 PM - 4:15 PM | MCCNO, Level 2, New Orleans Theaters
Join Brenda L. Banwell, MD, chief of neurology at The Children's Hospital of a as she presents "Technology-empowered clinical research: advances in neuroscience." The AHIMA Foundation is proud to present the Thought Leaders Lecture Series (TLLS).TLLS offers thought-provoking and cutting-edge topics in HIM and healthcare. Lectures are recorded and made available online as a special series for students, practitioners, and the general public. Learn more.
I Want to Teach - Next Steps for HIM Professionals
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM | MCCNO, Level 2, Rm 284-285
Meet HIM practitioners who made a career change into education. Learn why these former practitioners are very happy where they are and what makes them stay in education. Hear why others enjoy their role as part-time educators while working as practitioners. Attend this session to discover what is involved in making this career change, learn the advantages of being a professor and meet HIM educator mentors who can give you the inside scoop.
AHIMA Foundation Donor Reception (invitation only)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | 6:00PM - 7:30PM | New Orleans Marriott Hotel (Canal Street), Balcony L-N, 4th Floor
The invitation-only event honors corporate partners and AHIMA members who have generously invested in the AHIMA Foundation and the future of the HIM profession. This even offers a unique opportunity to network with AHIMA and Foundation leadership and corporate executives. The Donor Reception features important Foundation program highlights, especially in the critical area of HIM research. Guests will also hear personal stories from recent scholarship recipients who benefited directly from Foundation support.