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New! NGHIMA's Kamara V. Jenkins Scholarship Fund

New! NGHIMA's Kamara V. Jenkins Scholarship Application Form

Welcome to NGHIMA

Welcome to the North Georgia Health Information Management Association (NGHIMA). NGHIMA is a non-profit organization whose membership consists of health information management professionals employed in hospitals and other healthcare settings throughout the North Georgia region.

NGHIMA is a regional component of the Georgia Health Information Management Association (GHIMA). NGHIMA is the largest of the three regions within GHIMA. Read more about NGHIMA.

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Education Corner

Collaboration is Key to Leading Through Transformation

AHIMA's new Mission, Vision, and Strategies for 2020-2023. To read more Click here.

Mission: "Empowering  People to impact Health."

Vision: "A world where trusted information transforms health and healthcare by connecting people, systems, and ideas."

Under the Dome

The World Health Assembly adopted ICD-11 on May 25, 2019. January 1, 2022 is the earliest date any country can implement ICD-11. To read more Click here.

Best Practices for Providers to Secure Patient Data

Increased vigilance, security best practices, and the right technology can help healthcare organizations secure patient data and stay one step ahead of cyber criminals.

Interoperability needs an architecture in addition to APIs

Interoperability: There’s a lot happening right now. FHIR, as in Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources. Open APIs. Blue Button 2.0. Carequality and CommonWell reaching a milestone this summer in terms of exchanging Continuity of Care Documents.

Physicians push back on telemedicine reimbursement proposal

Under CMS' proposal on virtual care reimbursement, Medicare would pay physicians $14 per virtual check-in, leaving many physicians concerned about patient payments since they already provide the service for free, according to a Kaiser Health News report.

The Top Three Healthcare Challenges Facing HIM in 2018

Keeping in line with the Nation’s Triple Aim Goals, this article is in the October 2018 Journal of AHIMA. 

1. Interoperability, Achieving Healthcare Interoperability and Accurate Patient Record Matching

2. Cost-effective health outcomes, Improving Value-based Care Outcomes by Leveraging Socioeconomic Data

3. Securing data, Keeping Health Data Secure While Offering a Frictionless Patient Experience – get statistics from Ponemon Institute 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study

What's in the News

Highlights from 9/20/2019 NGHIMA Quarterly Meeting

Job Announcements

Click link above for recent job listings.

HIP Week, March 2020

To celebrate HIP Week the members in attendance at the meeting voted, from a list of three activities, on holding a Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner.

The show is an interactive, comedic, murder mystery. This activity is approximately 4-hours to include arrival, mystery dinner (3-hours), and departure. The meal is 3-courses (salad, entrée, dessert, and complimentary glass of wine.) The dress code is dinner casual. This registration fee will be announced as we get more details. NGHIMA will donate $5 per registration fee to the Kamara V. Jenkins scholarship fund.

NGHIMA's Kamara V. Jenkins Scholarship Fund

The Kamara V, Jenkins Scholarship Fund was officially announced to the membership. See the article below for more details.

NGHIMA's Kamara V. Jenkins Scholarship Fund

NGHIMA is starting the NGHIMA Kamara V. Jenkins Scholarship Fund to honor the memory of Dr. Neisa Jenkins daughter, Kamara Jenkins. For those of you that don't know, Kamara was taken from Neisa and Charles at the age of 24. Initially, at least, any donations made to the scholarship fund will not be tax deductible. Your donation will honor both our beloved Past President, Dr. Neisa Jenkins, and her daughter, Kamara. Please go to the Kamara V. Jenkins Scholarship Fund donation form and donate whatever you can. Your donation will build on NGHIMA's standing commitment to award two $500 scholarships per year, and enable NGHIMA to provide scholarships to more than one student per year. And it goes to deserving HIM students attending a Georgia based HIM program, whether it be on the Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree level.Thank you.


Alan Soskel, RHIA
Past President, NGHIMA
Director of Member Management