Agenda

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CEUs: 23.0 – includes one hour of virtual exhibitor time

Wear Your Favorite Hat Happy Hour

Monday, November 2, 2020
6:00 PM Arizona Time


Bring your favorite drink, wear your favorite hat and join us for a virtual networking session.

Live Sessions

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

8:00 AM - Welcome by the AzHIMA President

Mary Valenzuela-Resto
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8:05 AM - 9:05 AM - Relational Leadership: Creating Positive Relationships to Achieve Positive Results

Colleen Goethals, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA

A successful leader achieves positive results by being able to manage relationships. This leadership style is commonly called Relational Leadership. This presentation will focus on how successful leaders manage relationships with their team, employees, peers and bosses to achieve positive results and goals. The presenter will address attributes such as communication, mentoring, coaching and developing staff. This presentation will include how to successfully work with peers and bosses to be an effective leader within your organization.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
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9:05 AM - 10:05 AM - Arizona’s Health IT Future: A Strategic Plan for Healthcare Transformation, 2020-2022

Melissa A. Kotrys

Session attendees will:
• Learn the details of Health Current's new three-year strategic plan (2020-2022)
• Identify opportunities to get engaged in new strategic plan initiatives, such as the statewide advance directives registry, the statewide social determinants of health closed loop referral platform and serving as an alternate data source for health information management (HIM)
• Understand how the new data and services from Health Current help healthcare providers and related stakeholders streamline information sharing and management, better coordinate care and make more informed clinical decisions

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics
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10:05 AM - 10:20 AM - BreakBreak
10:20 AM - 12:20 PM - Panel Presentation - COVID-19 Affecting HIM Staff/Best Practices

Panelists:
  • Katherine Andersen, RHIT, CCS, CRCS
  • Brandi Hunsaker, RHIT
  • Apollonia Scianna, RHIA, MPM
  • Manny Soto-Griego, RHIA
  • Vanessa Villa, RHIT
  • Candice Ramey, MLS, RHIA
  • Emily Lowrey, MBA, RHIA, CHDA

Moderator: Dr. Sandra Brightwell, RHIA, FAHIMA

CEU: 2.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

8:00 AM - Welcome by the AzHIMA President

Mary Valenzuela-Resto
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8:05 AM - 9:05 AM - Empowering People to Impact Health: 2020 AHIMA Report to the CSAs

Jami Woebkenberg, RHIA, CPHI, MHIM, FAHIMA

Make AHIMA’s mission your mantra too. Learn about AHIMA’s 2020-2023 strategic plan and how you can help move the mission forward.

CEU: 1.0 - Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics
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9:05 AM - 9:30 AM - BreakBreak
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Breaking Barriers; a Distributed Capture Panel Discussion

Susan Marquez
Caterina Whitus, RHIA, CHC, CHPS
Brandi Hunsaker, RHIT
Brad Peterson

Join us for an interactive panel discussion on distributed capture document scanning. Learn how your peers are capturing documents in a decentralized fashion, how it impacts their organization, how it impacts HIM personnel, and if it’s worth it.

CEU: 1.5 - Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Information Blocking: Compliance for Health Care Providers and Health Information Networks

Melissa Soliz

This presentation will walk health care providers and health information networks through the basics of the Information Blocking Final Rule, including:
• What constitutes information blocking?
• Who is required to comply with the Information Blocking Final Rule?
• What are the exceptions for practices that might implicate the information blocking prohibition?
• And what you need to know about compliance and enforcement.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
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Pre-Recorded Sessions

3 Secrets to Overcoming the Communication Barrier between You and Your C-Suite

Bruce McCully, CISSP – Healthcurity

Let’s face it—C-Suite executives decide how to fund your cybersecurity initiatives, yet understand very little about your day-to-day struggles, costs, hardships…let alone a new attack. When Cybersecurity works right, breaches are dodged and your team learns to avoid the phish. When Cybersecurity works right you are bound to be asked: Do we really need to spend money on this next year?

The communication divide between C-suites and IT security professionals leads to underfunding, little executive support and organizational cultures that don’t appreciate or consider cybersecurity. Remember the last time an operational initiative was started without even considering security? Organizations continue forward with misconfigured devices, unpatched vulnerabilities and poor cyber hygiene because C-suite mindsets are not aligned with yours.

As the saying goes, “the fish rots from the head down”. You can only make your security better if those who are making decisions are not only in the loop but understand what’s going on in a business context. In this talk, I will focus on a framework for relaying needs, wins, and critical issues to C-suite executives and boards. Bridge the gap between decision makers and your reality.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
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Advancing Your Career in the HIM Ecosystem: A Bidirectional Review

Sandra Brightwell, M.Ed., RHIA, FAHIMA

Did you know that roughly 40% of HIM professionals will reach retirement age within the next 7 years in the United States? Great opportunity lies ahead for new and developing HIM professionals. Notions of managing talent and succession planning are highlighted in this presentation as seen through both the Employers’ and Candidates’ lens. Gain knowledge on interviewing tips for both sides of the table, and how to increase your Executive Presence and demonstrate Thought Leadership.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
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Analyzing Healthcare Data

David Marc, PhD, CHDA

This workshop will offer a hands-on experience analyzing healthcare data. Attendees will learn how to define a healthcare business problem and develop effective solutions utilizing data analytics tools and strategies. Attendees can expect to gain experience in data preparation, exploration, summarization and visualization. Specifically, the workshop will prepare attendees to use intermediate and advanced MS Excel formulas for developing descriptive data models and effective reports. The dataset that will be used includes patient information on demographics, diagnoses, medication, procedures, allergies, among other clinical information. The workshop will conclude with attendees developing a meaningful interactive clinical dashboard. At the conclusion of the workshop attendees will have greater confidence analyzing healthcare data with cost-effective tools to transition data into information for key stakeholders.

CEU: 3.5 - Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
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Big Data and Healthcare

Keith Olenik MA, RHIA, CHP

Data is impacting our lives without a doubt and the volume of data we have available to us is growing at an exponential rate. How we utilize all of this data is critical to the success of any business. We have an opportunity to help the healthcare industry turn this data into information and ensure there is integrity and value. HIM professionals have a unique skillset based on our educational background that sets us up to accept this challenge and tackle the volumes of data that can and will be turned into valuable information.

This presentation will provide an overview of how big data is impacting our lives with a focus on healthcare. Description of big data key concepts and how it is impacting the workplace. Information will be provided on the skills required to work with big data and the future job opportunities.

CEU: .5 - Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
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CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule

Melissa Soliz

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
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Evaluation and Management Changes – Effective January 1, 2021

Lisa Boyer, RHIT, CPMA, CAC

The objectives and what the attendee will learn from this session include:
1) Identifying what codes are affected
2) What changes lie ahead
3) How to prepare
4) Covering valuable resources

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
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Humor for Health and Wellness

David Jacobson, MSW, LCSW, CHP

•Gain an understanding of the role therapeutic humor can play in coping with chronic illness.
•Explain the physiological, psychological and social benefits of using therapeutic humor.
•Define and Differentiate between appropriate, healthy humor and inappropriate, unhealthy humor.
•Discuss and apply humor strategies that can be utilized to enhance ones use of therapeutic humor.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
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ICD-11 - Where We Came From Where Are We Going

Crystal Champaigne, RHIA, CCS, CRC and Heather Guscott, MS, RHIA

CEU: 1.0 - Data Structure, Content and Information Governance
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Individuals’ Right to Access – What’s Happening in the Industry

Jaime (Anne) James, MHA, RHIA

Hear and participate in an educational and interactive discussion that will include the recent changes made to an individual’s right to access and how organizations are operationalizing these changes. Industry challenges and solutions will also be shared.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
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Inside the Hack: How Hackers Are Breaking Into Networks and Why A Ransomware Attack Has Been The Lynch Pin In Hospital And Clinic Closures

Bruce McCully, CISSP – Healthcurity

In 2019, hundreds of clinics and hospitals nation-wide have gone offline (often for weeks at a time) from ransomware attacks. In 2020, criminals are targeting healthcare—specifically rural. What have we learned this year? We have to change our approach in rural health to cybersecurity, data management and disaster preparedness. We’ve been too reactive for far too long.

My message to you—to beat a hacker you’ve got to start thinking like one. In this talk we will walk through facilities like yours through the lens of hacker trying to get in.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
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Join the House of HI and Build AHIMA’s and Your Future

Jami Woebkenberg, RHIA, CPHI, MHIM, FAHIMA

AHIMA is building the House of Health Information, in three impact areas. We are leading the charge in access, connection, and integrity. This presentation will provide you with tools to help you build your career, as well as help AHIMA build the House of Information.

CEU: .5 - Health Law and Compliance
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Managing Insider Threats - Collaborative Efforts Between Covered Entities and Business Associates to Reduce the Risk and Impact of Harm

Elizabeth McElhiney

In light of the increase in insider threats as well as OCR/regulatory settlements, it is essential that covered entities and business associates form a collaborative relationship in order to ensure compliance with Security Rule implementation specifications, detect potential negligent/malicious actors quickly, and mitigate/remedy any inappropriate actors. The trend towards outsourcing, employing work-from-home staff, and utilizing multiple applications with limited visibility to all stakeholders requires that a collaborative relationship be established in order to protect patients, covered entities, and business associates.

CEU: 1.0 - Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
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Professional Ethics

Crystal Champaigne, RHIA, CCS, CRC

AHIMA members, AHIMA certificants, and students need to abide by AHIMA’s Code of Ethics. Become better familiar with the thirteen principles and the guidelines so that you are able to navigate ethical situations you encounter. Also shared are the newly revised case studies which illustrate ethical dilemmas. These cases show how you can incorporate ethics into your HIM practice.

CEU: 1.0 - Organizational Management and Leadership
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