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Oakland Regional Hospital Promotes Health Information and Technology Week
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The health information management (HIM) and health information technology (HIT) professionals who play an integral role in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare industry will be acknowledged throughout the United States and Canada during the American Health Information Management Association’s 22nd annual Health Information and Technology Week, November 6 through 12. This year’s event is themed, “Accurate Health Information for Care YOU Trust.”
Evolution is a key word for this year bringing unprecedented changes to health information management as new technology, funding and policies have taken flight for the first time. Because of the numerous complexities within the current healthcare landscape—meaningful use, ICD-10, regional extension centers, privacy and security, health information exchange, and quality measures—the training and skill-sets of HIM and HIT professionals is 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.
“We understand the importance of efficient and accurate record keeping, especially in this ever-evolving industry,” said Wil Limp, Director of Medical Records, Oakland Regional Hospital. “To that end, each member of our medical records team is fully credentialed and keeps up with industry education. Not many healthcare facilities can say that.”
The focus of Health Information and Technology Week is to raise awareness and celebrate the evolution of HIM and HIT professionals, and the benefits of their profession working collectively to deliver quality healthcare through quality information.
Oakland Regional invites the community to meet with its medical records team, ask questions and learn about the current and future direction of health information management. The team will be available at the hospital’s Diabetes Health Expo on Saturday, November 12.
Diabetes Health Expo
With Health Information Management Information
Free to the Community
Saturday, November 12, 9 am – Noon
Oakland Regional Hospital, 2nd Floor
22401 Foster Winter Drive, Southfield
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