AHIMA 2010 Convention and Exhibit



WHO: The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

WHAT: 82nd AHIMA Convention and Exhibit:

Prosper Through Change

Global Transformation. Historic Opportunities.

WHEN: September 25-30, 2010

WHERE: Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center

Orlando, FL

DETAILS: The American Health Information Management Association will assemble industry leaders in health information technology, healthcare informatics and health information management to discuss  ARRA, Meaningful Use implementation, ICD-10 transition, HITECH, RAC Audit implications, legal electronic health records, HIM workforce issues, health information exchange, and a host of other topics and emerging issues during the 82nd AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, September 25-30 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center.

For registration and to obtain credentials please contact:

Theresa Grant

AHIMA Media Relations Manager


[email protected]

Speaker Highlights

Monday, September 27

9:00-10:00 a.m.—Oxygen Not Included

Alison Levine (Team captain of the first women's Everest expedition and groundbreaking polar adventurer.) Drawing upon 18 years of business experience, Levine will deliver a customized message that focuses on the parallels between staying alive on the world's most dangerous peaks and succeeding in a fast-paced business world. She offers a unique perspective on leadership, innovation, and dealing with a changing environment.

10:30-11:30 a.m.—The Legal EHR in Practice: Standards and Courts Converge

Michael Slovis, Esq, Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine, and Michelle Dougherty, AHIMA

10:00-11:30 a.m.—HIE Panel: How States are Shaping Health Information Exchange, Policy and Solutions

Christine Nye, NORC at the University of Chicago and Laura Adams, Rhode Island Quality Institute

State HIE leaders will describe the plan for implementing HIE entities and share perspectives about leadership, policy and technology challenges. A moderated panel will spotlight critical issues and address how health information professionals can contribute.

1:00-2:00 p.m.—HIM Core Model

Bonnie Cassidy, QuadraMed

AHIMA's HIM Core Model describes the robust set of functions and opportunities open to current and future health information managers.

3:30-4:30 p.m.—Workforce Transformation in the World of the EHR

Thea Campbell and Charlie Gilman, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

This session will help attendees develop a specific plan to address the new skill-set needed for the implementation of EHR systems.

Tuesday, September 28

9:00-9:30 a.m.—The Importance of EHRs to America's Public Health

Regina M. Benjamin, MD, Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service

Electronic health records will affect the lives of all Americans treated through the healthcare system. Dr. Benjamin will provide her perspective on the lasting changes EHRs will have on the national health system. She has been recognized nationally and internationally for her tireless work on healthcare issues affecting the public.

9:30-10:15 a.m.—Re-Designing a National System for Health: Transformative Public Policy

Paul Tang, MD, MS, Internist, Vice President of CHIMO, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at Stanford University

This presentation will address the implications of the federal health information initiatives for HIM professionals, the organizations for whom they work, and the patients they serve.

10:45-11:00 a.m.—Winning the Evolution: A Partnership between AHIMA and Health Information Professionals that Anticipates, Embraces and Leads in the Age of Global Healthcare Change

Alan Dowling, Ph.D., AHIMA CEO

This speaker will discuss the changes that are affecting the industry.

11:00-Noon—AHIMA Foundation, Thought Leaders Lecture Series:

The Future of Healthcare

Peter Salgo, MD, Healthcare Futurist and Medical Crisis Expert

This presentation teaches that the key to achieving a bright future is to act now to implement a few substantive changes.

1:00-2:00 p.m.—New HITECH Patient Rights Update HIPAA Privacy Requirements

Dan Rode, AHIMA

This session will cover the sections of HITECH and the proposed rules related to new patient rights and how they will affect covered entities or business associates.

3:30-4:30 p.m.—HITECH Security, A Practical Approach

Robert Rudloff, Solutionary

Wednesday, September 29

1:15-2:15 p.m.—Federal Update on Privacy

Sue McAndrew, Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Hear the latest updates on HIPAA privacy, security and enforcement rules 18 months after the HITECH Act was enacted. McAndrew will also discuss HITECH breach notification provisions, and explain enforcement activity and other regulatory and outreach activities.

2:15-3:15—Extraordinary Measures

John F. Crowley, Chairman and CEO, Amicus Therapeutics

In this motivating presentation, Crowley explains how he pulled together a diverse team of researchers and investors, convinced them to buy into his vision, and ultimately led a company toward success in the face of doubt—all while overcoming obstacles, meeting conflicts head-on, and maintaining employee morale along the way. 

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Sept. 8/

SOURCE American Health Information Management Association