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AHIMA, CHIME Announce Partnership

As part of a partnership to advance HIM and HIT, AHIMA and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) will work together on two timely and critically important issues—information governance and standards.

Aspects of the partnership include the following:

• research on HIM and HIT topics;

• jointly sponsored webinars led by AHIMA subject matter experts and CHIME CIO representatives. Planned topics for 2013 include information governance for health care, ICD-10 readiness and implementation, and HIM and HIT priorities for rural and critical access hospitals;

• presentations together on patient identity management and information governance for health care at the CHIME13 Fall CIO Forum;

• advocacy efforts on key HIM and HIT issues; and

• reciprocal invitations for annual conferences, forums, and summits.

“AHIMA and CHIME both believe that the effective use of health information leads to better healthcare and outcomes for patients,” says AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA. “By working as strategic partners on these types of issues, we can make more progress than we would individually.”

“CHIME is excited to work in partnership with AHIMA as we focus our combined expertise, resources, reach, and influence to further our collective goals and support our members," adds CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO. "This partnership underscores our commitment to drive the effective use of health information technology for improved safety, quality, and efficiency of care delivery and reflects our desire to collaborate with organizations that share a similar vision.”

Source: AHIMA