NYHIMA 2022 Annual Conference Call for Speakers

We invite you to submit your session proposal for the 2022 NYHIMA Annual Conference; the conference will take place in-person in Rochester, NY, June 5th through the 8th, 2022.

Submission deadline: December 31, 2021


Advocacy Alert

We need you to ask your Representative to sign onto a letter from Representative Bill Foster (D-IL) and Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) requesting that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) deliver its report on patient matching to Congress as soon as possible.

In the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress directed ONC to provide a report on patient identification and matching. ONC has been working over the past two years to prepare this report, originally due to Congress in December 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate issues with patient identification and matching which endanger patient safety and privacy.

This year, both the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) bill and the Senate draft Labor-HHS bill have removed Section 510 from their bills, which has historically been a barrier to moving forward a national strategy on patient identification. Now more than ever, Congress needs the recommendations from this report to continue progress towards accurately matching patients with their data.

AHIMA needs your help to reach out to your Representative and urge them to sign onto the Foster-Kelly letter and encourage delivery of this vital report to Congress.

Act today at this link

Welcome to the New York Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA)!

Since 1935, NYHIMA has been dedicated to promoting the professional excellence of its members through education, advocacy, and alliances, thereby ensuring quality health information to benefit the public, the health consumer, providers, and other users of clinical data.

NYHIMA is a non-profit organization whose membership consists of Health Information Management professionals employed in hospitals and other health care settings throughout New York State. Our members possess training in the principles of health information management and are certified and/or registered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).