Health Information Professionals Week Focuses on “Transforming Healthcare with Information” During 25th Annual Celebration

Precyse, a leader in health information management (HIM) Performance Management and Technology, joins the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in honoring and celebrating health information professionals during the 25th annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week, March 16?22, 2014. This year’s theme is “Transforming Healthcare with Information.”

“The work health information management (HIM) professionals do to ensure the integrity of health information is imperative to clinical and administrative decision making. Access to accurate information helps all of us make important decisions and leads to a healthy society,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon, MBA, RHIA, CAE, FACHE, FAHIMA. “AHIMA’s Health Information Professionals Week spotlights the important role HIM professionals play in our healthcare system.”

HIP Week 2014 will coincide with AHIMA’s Hill Day, an event where AHIMA members visit Capitol Hill and share the importance of advancing HIM. Information governance, privacy and security, and fraud and abuse concerns continue to be key issues for HIM professionals, and AHIMA is ready to provide guidance to the healthcare industry and government leaders seeking counsel.

Precyse is proud to continue its support in this effort and in the progression of healthcare information services and technology as a Diamond Corporate Partner with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), whose main mission is to advance the HIM profession through educational programs, research, and funding for grants and scholarships for the next generation of Health Information Management (HIM) leaders.

“Our participation in Health Information Professionals Week, underscores our commitment to ensuring a healthy organization to promote a healthy population,” said Pamela Goans, SVP and Chief Client Officer, Precyse. “Today more than ever, the role of technology in healthcare information is vital. By working together, Precyse’s people, processes and technology create solutions that drive healthcare actions that help providers capture, organize and better utilize their structured and unstructured data, improve financial performance, maintain regulatory compliance and ultimately deliver better patient care.”

“AHIMA’s vision is a world in which healthcare decisions are informed by instant access to intelligence,” said Thomas Gordon. “In this vision, data is a critical asset. This year’s theme, ‘Transforming Healthcare with Information,’ describes the future we want to see and reminds us that HIM professionals’ work is supporting quality of care and population health today.”

As the focus in healthcare shifts from the ability to collect data to using information effectively, healthcare organizations will continue to depend on HIM professionals as leaders in this area. With their expertise in management of information, as well as data integrity and analytics, health information professionals are well positioned to move the healthcare industry into a transformed future.

About AHIMA
Representing more than 71,000 specially educated HIM professionals in the United States and around the world, the American Health Information Management Association is committed to promoting and advocating for high quality research, best practices, and effective standards in health information, and to actively contributing to the development and advancement of health information professionals worldwide. AHIMA’s enduring goal is quality healthcare through quality information. ahima.org

About Precyse
Precyse provides industry-leading expert services and comprehensive technologies that empower healthcare organizations to most effectively and efficiently capture, organize, secure and analyze clinical data and transform it into actionable information, supporting the delivery of quality patient care and optimizing operating performance. Precyse has enabled nearly 4,000 healthcare facilities and health systems nationwide to improve efficiency and deliver tangible outcomes for more than a decade. With products ranging from an integrated transcription and coding platform with advanced speech recognition, expert workflow technologies and Natural Language Processing to HIM consulting and services, Precyse’s flexible software can be delivered stand-alone or complemented by a professional staff of more than 1,200 experts. Now more than ever, hospitals and health systems are challenged to achieve meaningful use of the legal health record. Precyse is the partner hospitals across the country choose to achieve this goal. To learn more, visit www.precyse.com.

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