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CHIMA's 2014 Conference, Aspire and Lead, certainly inspired and motivated all those who attended this two day conference in Toronto, Ontario in October 2014.  On behalf of the membership, CHIMA's Board of Directors continue to work tirelessly to lead and aspire the HIM Professional to take charge and challenge themselves to be leaders in their profession.  Keynote speakers and presenters from the conference also echoed that challenge and in this ever-changing world of Health Informatics, we could all learn to support and mentor each other to seize those opportunities.  Kim Barg, who is the HRABC's 2014 CHIMA Conference contest winner, had provided a detailed synopsis of her experience from this conference.

2014 CHIMA Conference:  Aspire and Lead

 

HRABC Sponsored Webinars/Teleconferences

This year the HRABC sponsored three webinars/teleconferences for their membership.  All three sessions had already taken place and if you are interested in reviewing these sessions, please follow the links below to view, download or print the presentations.

SNOMED CT Presentation:

Danielle Renaud is coauthor and editor of the SNOMED CT Primer, which was recently released by CHIMA.  In this presentation, Danielle provided an introduction as well as an overview of SNOMED CT (what is SNOMED CT, how it works, how it compares to other classifications and potential roles for HIM) to HIM professionals.

Fraser Health Authority Custom Screens Presentation:

Joyce Taki, Tanuja Verhoven and Judy Farina from Lower Mainland Health Information Management, Coding Services presented on Fraser Health Authority Custom Screens.  Two custom screens had been implemented to integrate clinical data entered in their core Health Information Management software system (Meditech) into their Coding software system (Med2020's WinRecs product).  This session provided an overview of the implementation of these custom screens as well as a detailed demonstration of the fields and screen flows.

National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) Presentation:

Tanuja Verhoven, a Coding Application Specialist from Lower Mainland Health Information Managment, Coding Services presented on the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS).  This session provided an overview of the implementation and maintenance of NACRS from the Fraser Health Authority, which is a key component in the continuum of health services.

  

Some BC Participants at IFHIMA