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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) invites all health information professionals to join the celebration and be recognized during the 23rd annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week. Formerly knows as Health Information & Technology Week, HIP Week will run from March 25 through March 31. This year’s event is themed, “Managing Health Information for Life.”
To raise greater awareness and celebrate the evolution of health information professionals, the dates for HIP week were moved from the fall to the spring to coincide with AHIMA’s Hill Day, an event where AHIMA members converge on Capitol Hill to voice the importance of advancing HIM. HIP Week is a wonderful opportunity for professionals to showcase the benefits of their profession, working collectively to deliver quality healthcare through quality information.
Managing health information is vital as new technology, funding, and policies continue to evolve. Because of the numerous complexities within the current healthcare landscape (for example, meaningful use, ICD-10, regional extension centers, privacy and security, health information exchange, and quality measures) the training and skill-sets of health information professionals are required for the efficient organization and management of health information. It is because of these professionals that the healthcare industry will continue to grow and advance in patient care and safety.
To provide greater public outreach for HIP Week, AHIMA will again partner with the Canadian Health Information Management Association to promote the shared goals of both organizations.
Join us March 25-31 in honoring the people who are Managing Health Information for Life! Planning kit materials below areÂ available for your use.
Health Information Professionals Week
The 2012 Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week will be held March 25-31.
Health Information Professionals Week is a showcase for the thousands of health information management (HIM) professionals who perform their duties masterfully throughout the year. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is honored to provide support, representation, and training to HIM professionals for these valuable contributions to the healthcare industry.
AHIMA proudly partners with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) in promoting our shared goals. We thank the members and facilities that make each Health Information Professionals Week a memorable addition to our rich history and for supporting the Week.
The following materials are available for you to print out and distribute to the public as well as healthcare and HIM professionals.
Suggested Activities [pdf file]
Article and Quiz for Healthcare Professionals [pdf file]
Article and Quiz for the Public [pdf file]
If you are unable to download the PowerPoint file, a pdf of the Slides and Notes Pages is available.
Official HIP Week Merchandise
HIP Week logo courtesy of Bells International, Inc.
2012 AHIMA and Bells International, Inc.