AHIMA Foundation Events
AHIMA Foundation Events
86th AHIMA Convention and Exhibit
September 27th - October 2nd, 2014
San Diego, CA
The AHIMA Foundation is excited to participate in AHIMA's 86th Convention and Exhibit in San Diego. Please join the Foundation for these programs and more at convention
Location: SDCC, Upper Level, Ballroom Foyer
The Silent Auction is an important contributor to the Student Merit Scholarship program. The 2013 auction and booth raised more than $31,000 for scholarship awards, and the Foundation awarded 46 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate HIM students. The Foundation booth is conveniently located to the Silent Auction area. You are invited to stop by to learn more about the Foundation programs and research initiatives, make a contribution to the future of the HIM profession, network with colleagues, and enjoy the auction throughout convention. We encourage you to visit the Foundation and to bid often in the spirit of this important charitable cause.
Donate an auction item now!
- Saturday, September 27 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Sunday, September 28 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Monday, September 29 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 30 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 30 | 3 - 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 1 | 8 a.m. - 12 Noon
Sunday, September 28 | 1-4 p.m.
Location: SDCC, Upper Level, Room 7A
Please join the Foundation for an interactive session to learn more about the Foundation's research agenda and to hear reports from HIM professionals conducting research of both academic and practical nature. Presentations will include:
- The Relationship between Quality, Efficiency, and Volume in Acute Care Hospitals in the United States (Student Research)
Andi Hila, Recent Graduate, Ohio State University
- Duplicate Patient Records: Identifying Underlying Causes for MPI Data Discrepancies
David Marc, College of St. Scholastica; Ryan Sandefer, MA, CPHIT, College of St. Scholastica; Beth Just, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMAJust Associates; Megan Munns, RHIA, Just Associates
- Physicians' Outlook on the ICD-10-CM/PCS System and its Effect on their Practice
Valerie Watzlaf, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA, University of Pittsburgh; Zahraa Alkarwi, University of Pittsburgh; Patty Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, Care Communications
- Joined for Health: A Collaborative Telehealth Grant Between The College of St. Scholastica and FirstLight Health System
Katie Kerr, MA, RHIA, College of St. Scholastica; Ryan Sandefer, MA, CPHIT, College of St. Scholastica
Learn more about:
- AHIMA Foundation Research Network
- AHIMA Foundation Workforce Research
View the complete agenda for the forum now.
Monday, September 29 - Tuesday, September 30 | 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Location: SDCC, Upper Level, Ballroom Foyer
Meet and learn about the innovative research and projects students from across the country are doing to advance the profession. Three students or recent graduates were selected to present their inventive HIM research or project impacting HIM practice.
- The Analytics of Emergency Department Services using CPT. Andriana Tkacuk, State University of New York
- Web Database Design with EHR Integration for Hospital Hospitality House, John Mashikian, CCS-P, CPC, College of Scholastica
- Information Measure: Mapping from I-9 to I-10, Yusuf Hadian, State University of New York
Monday, September 29 | 11 a.m.
Location: General Session
Thought Leaders is a lecture series established by the AHIMA Foundation that presents an opportunity for HIM professionals - including corporate executives and AHIMA members - to engage with industry and opinion leaders on thought-provoking and cutting-edge topics. The series is made possible through generous philanthropic support of both HealthPort and Precyse.
Eric Topol, MD, Cardiologist and Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health
Monday, September 29 | 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: SDCC, Room 1a
Take an opportunity to learn from fellow educators about effective strategies for teaching and developing professionalism in today's students. In addition, learn about the challenges faced with online education and the role of professional practice experience in student development will be discussed. Register in advance, space is limited.
* Registration Fee: $65
Monday ,September 29 | 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: SDCC, Mezzanine Level, Room 18
Become involved in the peer review process can be an incredibly informative and career-building experience. Learn how to be a peer reviewer for Perspectives and Educational Perspectives.
Tuesday, September 30 | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: SDCC, Room 1B
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. Feel free to take this self-assessment to see if a career in education is for you.
Wednesday, October | 8 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Location: SDCC, Exhibit Hall, AHIMA Booth Theater
Professional Practice Experience Panel Discussion
8 - 8:50 a.m.
Join us for this panel discussion of site hosts and educators as they discuss professional practice experience challenges and opportunities to ensure future HIM professionals are well equipped to succeed upon graduate in the HIM marketplace.
Katie Kerr, MA, RHIA, Health Informatics and Information Management, The College of St. Scholastica, and Alice Noblin, PhD, RHIA, CCS, Health Informatics and Information Management, University of Central Florida
Assessing the New Curricular Competencies among General AHIMA Members: Preliminary Results from Pilot Survey
9 - 9:50 a.m.
The Council for Excellence in Education approved an updated set of curricular competencies at all academic levels. The academic competencies serve as the foundation for professional competence for not only students, but for the HIM workforce as a whole. This session will present findings from a randomized survey sent to the general AHIMA members regarding perceived competence at each curricular sub-domain level.
Ellen Shakespeare Karl, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, Health Information Management, City University of New York, Ryan Sandefer, MA, CPHIT, Health Information Management, The College of St. Scholastica
Mapping the Health Information Career Map to Standard Occupational Classifications
10 - 10:50 a.m.
The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system maintained by the Department of Labor provides important data on jobs and occupations including HIM. This session provides insights on the multiple SOCs that apply to the HIM profession, describes how the Health Information Career Map links to the Department of Labor data, and highlights the AHIMA recommendations for the 2018 revisions to the SOC system.
Michelle Dougherty, MA, RHIA, CHP, AHIMA Foundation