California Health Information Association (CHIA) Pivots to Virtual Convention Q&A with Sharon Lewis, Executive Director

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  How and when did the association decide to go virtual? With only two months prior to the planned face-to-face event, the status of shelter-in-place unknown, and the health and well-being of California’s health information professionals a top priority, the CHIA Board of Directors made the decision to pivot to a virtual convention. The team […]
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Our Journey to the OHIMA 2020 Virtual Conference

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The Ohio Health Information Management Association hosts the largest state HIM show in the United States with over 900 attendees and 75 exhibiting companies. The conference is held annually mid-March in Columbus, Ohio. One week prior to the 2020 conference – OHIMA was moving forward with caution while closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. While there […]
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Australia during a time of COVID-19

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Australia during a time of COVID-19 “Without doubt the best quality we observe across the entire Australian community is a natural willingness to pitch in and have a go, to help others. We see it of course whenever there is an emergency or a worthy cause. We see it in every community volunteer organisation from […]
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Update from Saudi Arabia during COVID-19

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Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 outbreaks as a global pandemic on March 11th  2020, the number of COVID-19 cases continued to increase globally at an alarming rate. As of April 21st 2020, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia was around 10,484 and over 2.4 millions worldwide. “As healthcare professionals […]
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THE POSITION OF RESEARCH AMONG HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS IN THE AFRICAN REGION: ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

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Research is an academic tool for the advancement of knowledge and practice in all human endeavors. Earl (2016) conceptualized research as a systematic inquiry to describe, explain, predict and control the observed phenomenon. Research brings about essential changes for the development of any nation. The required changes in Health Information Management (HIM) entails formulation of […]
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Capturing Social Determinants of Health-related Activities in Electronic Health Records

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The impact of social determinants of health (SDH) on the health of Canadians is well documented [1,2]. Yet few health organizations routinely collect SDH and related interventions in electronic health records (EHRs) [3]. Even for those wanting to collect such data, there is no common SDH terminology or implementation guidance in place to ensure the […]
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MEDRECON 2020 the 20th National Annual Conference

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MEDRECON 2020 – the 20th annual national conference of the Health Records Association of India (HERAI) organized and hosted by Health Informatics and Health Information Management Association (HIIM) Kerala State was held at Nihara Resort, Kochi, Kerala on 7th& 8th February 2020. The theme of the conference was “Value of Data in Health Care Ecosystem, […]
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Special issue on Clinical Coding and the Quality and Integrity of Health Data

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Australia’s Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ) is the peer-reviewed international journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA). In January 2020, HIMJ released its very first ever Special Issue. Given clinical coders make up such a large part of the health information workforce, it was most appropriate that the focus of this first […]
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HELINA 2019

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The 2019 edition of the Pan-African health informatics conference (HELINA) took place in Gaborone, Botswana from 20th November 2019 to 22nd November 2019. The HELINA 2019 conference was hosted by the University of Botswana (UB) through the eHealth Research Unit in collaboration with the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW), Ministry of Transport and […]
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