We’re in the midst March, but more importantly, we’re also in the midst of the 24th Annual Health Information Professionals (HIPA) Week. According to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), “HIP Week is a great opportunity for professionals to showcase the benefits of their profession, working collectively to deliver quality healthcare through quality information.”HIP Week

“As new technology and policies evolve, HIM professionals’ jobs have drastically changed over time, and they must adapt their skill set to ensure the best patient care and safety,” AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA, said in a press release. “‛Accurate Data, Excellent Care’ is not only a theme we recognize during this specific week, but one that is at the forefront of our daily work.”

Read about the changes school health information professionals have dealt with, and adapted to, in our new Portsmouth Abbey case study.

AHIMA has partnered with the Canadian Health Information Management Association to bring awareness to shared goals, and to recognize “the thousands of health information management (HIM) professionals who perform their duties masterfully throughout the year.”

At Magnus, we work directly with health information professionals on an everyday basis, so we want to take this opportunity and recognize this week and all of the hardworking health information management (HIM) professionals. In addition to recognizing HIM professionals this week, we are recognizing an outstanding school health professional this spring. We are still accepting nominations for the 2nd Annual ASHE Award for Achievement in School Health Excellence, but nominations close March 31st! You can show your appreciation for your school HIM professional, or any other health professional at your school, by nominating them for this award. All nominees are eligible to win cash for the school health center, as well as a personalized plaque, and recognition for their hard work and dedication. Let your health professional know you care and appreciate their work, this week and month, but throughout the year as well!

Kathryn Sloop

Written by Kathryn Sloop

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