The Mississippi Health Information Management Association is celebrating Health Information Professionals Week (HIP Week) with a special trip to the nation’s capitol for the AHIMA Advocacy Summit.
Representing Mississippi is Laura Little, president; Lorie Mills, program chair; Susan Perkins AHIMA board member; and Ryan Kelly, MSHIMA administrator.
The primary topic of interest for meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill is the problem of patient matching. The mismatch between patients and their clinical data is an increasingly serious patient safety issue that affects clinics and hospitals throughout Mississippi.
The 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 included language requiring the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) to evaluate ways in which the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) can improve patient matching methods.
MSHIMA’s ask is to ensure that this allowance is understood by our legislators and that they continue their support of the work on-going with patient matching.
We appreciate your membership and support of MSHIMA, and we look forward to providing updates for you soon. For more information about HIP Week, click here. For ways to celebrate HIP Week, including merchandise for order, click here.