The 84th AHIMA Convention & Exhibit started yesterday in my birthplace and home for the first 35 years of my life. I attended in spirit via communications with friends and social media. Here are some #AHIMACon12 tagged tweets from the first day that I think share some of the spirit of Day #1 of AHIMA’s 2012 convention.Opening Thoughts
@MichellePaster: Enjoyed the opening night at #AHIMACon12! Excited to see what the sessions and exhibit bring today!
@HITExchange: The Annual Convention Opens w. Call For Improved Health Info Governance to Unify Standards for #EHR: http://t.co/dNEwNFH7
@Brad_Justus: An Interview With AHIMA's CEO Gives Convention Highlights http://t.co/JGBljhttp://bradjust.us/QP69IR
@SmyrnaGirl: Really impressed with @AHIMAResources' use of social media at conference. Pic: http://t.co/dDX7kGVG
Some Useful Business Thoughts
@Daymarck: Audit records to determine if documentation supports level of detail required says Joan Usher@SmyrnaGirl: Providers face too many conflicting deadlines - they really need to prioritize so #ICD10 gets done properly - @DeloitteHealth
@SmyrnaGirl: Providers, don't let 10/1/2014 give you false sense of security - you'll need every minute for training/testing/transitioning@SmyrnaGirl: Metrics/analytics seem key to helping providers see the relation between accurate coding and accurate reimbursement
@ceckenrodt: ICD10 prep: Run data report to identify top ICD9 codes used in MD practice now. Lots of NOS or NEC codes? Fill gaps now!Some Thoughts about Privacy…Shhh!!!
@LarryLin: "Take care of people, take care of equipment, pay attention to detail, have balance". General R's philosophy.
@LarryLin: General Rubinstein's summary slide at http://ow.ly/i/YYFN
@DonFluckinger: when #HIPAA omnibus rule comes out, patients who report providers potentially can share in monetary awards
@DonFluckinger: mobile device security lags far behind in health care. #ONC privacy officer: "Not right."
@LarryLin: Joy Pritts- disproportionate breaches are about mobile devices
@DrZahwa: Excellent presentation from @ONC_HealthIT at the planting the idea that privacy & security must be leadership driven everywhere.
@LarryLin: Joy Pritts - adding privacy/security audit outcomes to staff's performance evaluation.
@ReginaHolliday: I have now passed 6 booths focused on Data privacy and not one on data sharing.
Some Minor #Fails
@ReginaHolliday: Asked the folks about blue button in VA booth and they had trouble recalling it #fail
@LarryLin: Someone can help the bass drummer with a music counting lesson. ;-D Oddities at #MiniFail
Some Thoughts on Eats, Excitement & Entertainment
@bridgefront: @billians: @billians: Beautiful sunrise here in Chicago! Bodes well for a great day. Pic: http://t.co/69fgniif
@Brad_Justus: (@ The Original Pancake House) [pic]: http://t.co/4xf9Ubpv
@abbadox: Are there restaurants you HAVE to visit while you're in town? http://bit.ly/SuVCSB <= Gino's East for Pan Pizza
@PrecyseTweets: The servers at our party last night wore these buttons to promote the signature drink, ICD Potion 10. #ICD10.
@Y'all: Remember what Bill Swerski always told Chicago Super Fans: Be sure ta chew dose porkchops before ya swallow 'em. (ok...no one tweeted this...I'm just tellin' ya it's good for you'se)
More Thoughts Tomorrow – Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Check back tomorrow for info on Day 2. You can also check out the #AHIMACon12 hashtag and related information offered up by the nice folks at www.symplur.com
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