Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Peirce College Supports and Celebrates Health Information Professionals Week

Annually, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) honors health information professionals with a week of events, conferences, and more. This year, in its 30th year of celebration, Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week runs from March 24, 2019 through March 30, 2019. This year’s theme is: “Driven by Health Data.”

This year, HIP Week coincides with AHIMA’s Advocacy Summit and Hill Day events, where “AHIMA members receive education specific to advocacy and visit Capitol Hill to advocate with lawmakers on issues related to ensuring patients’ right of access to information and ensuring patient safety through policies supporting improved patient matching.”

Peirce College is also getting involved during HIP Week by sharing knowledge and creating lasting connections. Peirce College’s Health Programs faculty will deliver an educational session at Einstein, one of Peirce College’s corporate partners, on the topic of revenue cycle and correct code assignment. This event’s purpose is to elevate the Health Information Management profession and to celebrate HIP week together.

Looking for ways to get involved with HIP Week? There are many activities to celebrate this week-long event, which include lunch and learns, displays in facility lobbies and lunchrooms, tours for elected officials, community seminars, and more. Individuals can donate to the AHIMA Foundation in honor of their colleague(s) and AHIMA will recognize them on social media during HIP week. To learn more, visit: the AHIMA HIP Week page and search for events and conferences near you.

Also, you can follow the social media hashtag #HIPWEEK19 to see how organizations celebrate across the US!