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In a Healthcare Scene guest blog by Beth Friedman, BSHA, RHIT, MRO’s Angela Rose and Rita Bowen were mentioned for their presentation and panel discussion at AHIMA 2018.

Last month’s HIM Scene predicted important HIM insights would be gained at the 90th AHIMA Annual Convention. And this prediction certainly came true! Thousands of HIM professionals discussed changes to E&M coding, physician documentation and information security during the organization’s Miami event. HIM’s expanding role in healthcare analytics was also recognized. Half of AHIMA’s “hot topics” presentations covered data collection, analytics, sharing, structure and governance.

For example, HIM’s role in IT project management was the focus of an information-packed session led by Angela Rose, MHA, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA, Vice President, Implementation Services at MRO. She emphasized how enterprise-wide IT projects benefit from HIM’s knowledge of the patient’s health record, encounter data, how information is processed and where information flows. In today’s rapid IT environment, there is a myriad of new opportunities for HIM—the annual AHIMA convention casts light on them all.

Amid all the futurecasting, AHIMA attendees also received valuable insights and fundamental best-practice advice for the profession’s stalwart tasks: enterprise master person index (EMPI), clinical coding and release of information (ROI). Here are few of the highlights.

Angela Rose, MHA, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA

Angela Rose, MHA, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA

As Vice President of Implementation Services for MRO, Rose oversees and coordinates activities related to successfully onboarding new clients to MRO’s Release of Information (ROI) platform. She has more than 20 years of experience in Health Information Management (HIM), with focused expertise in privacy and security. Prior to joining MRO, she served as Director of HIM Practice Excellence for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Rose is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA). Rose is an established author and speaker on various HIM topics. She has served as adjunct faculty for the St. Petersburg College Health Information Technology and Health Informatics Programs in St. Petersburg, Florida, and served on its advisory board. She received her Bachelor of Science in HIM from the University of Pittsburgh and Master’s in Health Administration from the University of South Florida.

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