HAHIMA Spring Membership Meeting

Friday, March 3, 2023

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Join us for the Spring HAHIMA Membership Meeting hosted by the College of the Mainland in Texas City!


The purpose of membership meetings is to bring health information management professionals together to have great conversations, network with peers, expand their knowledge from others in the HIM profession, visit with sponsors and exhibitors, and have the opportunity to mentor someone looking to grow within the field.


Mark your calendars to join those who share the same interest!



8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome & Introductions

8:45 am

Leverage Your Networking

Andrew Landry

Leverage your networking is designed to educate, equip, and explore the Ins and Outs of networking. If you are seasoned or just new to the networking scene, this session is just for you. Learn valuable tips to perfecting your elevator pitch and more.

CEU: 1.0 Domain VI: Organizational Management and Leadership

9:45 am

Now Discover Your Strengths!

Margaret Freeman, M.Ed., BS

In this presentation, you will discover the joy of knowing how your unique strengths give you the ability to bring your special impact to your team, your department, and all of those around you! Everyone has something valuable to offer others. Let's talk about what is good about each of us.

CEU: 1.0 Domain VI: Organizational Management and Leadership

10:45 am

Exhibitor Update

Addison Group, Medical Record Associates, Norwood Staffing, Parker University

11:00 am

I'll take this, and not that! – Consumerism in Healthcare and the Role of HIM Professionals

Carol Smith, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA
Co-Presenter: LaTonya Turner, RHIT

One of the biggest opportunities and challenges in healthcare right now is the emergence of healthcare consumerism. It's been long talked about but now healthcare consumerism is here and policymakers, healthcare payers, health IT developers, and other medical professionals need to adapt to a world where consumerism and health meet – where the patient is also a consumer. There are evolving roles for HIM professionals to build more collaborative relationships between patients and providers. This is our time!

CEU: 1.0 Domain VIII: Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics

12:30 pm

HAHIMA Business Meeting

Britney Strickland, RHIT, CCS, HAHIMA President.

Review and approve previous membership meeting minutes, discuss old and new business. Reports from executive board, finance, and nominating committees.

CEU: 1.0 Domain VI: Organizational Management and Leadership

1:30 pm

Optimizing EHR Clinical Documentation

Nikki Blaze, RHIT, CCS

Physicians are documenting more in the patient's chart with the electronic health record adoption, and clinical practices are no longer operating the same. Over time, non-standardized processes within the EHR have led to increasing use of copy/paste to complete clinic notes leading to irrelevant information captured in the note. Chart closure time affects coding and billing and could negatively impact a practice's bottom line. This presentation will share tips to revise the EHR to meet the documentation needs and reduce the burden of documentation through standardization.

CEU: 1.0 Domain I: Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance

2:30 pm

Exhibitor Update

Addison Group, Medical Record Associates, Norwood Staffing, Parker University

2:45 pm

Virtual HIM Departments: The Good, The Bad, and The Sustainable


The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on not only how employees work but where that work is performed. This presentation will look at the transition many HIM departments made to a virtual setting and present lessons learned throughout this journey. Specific areas of focus will be on what is happening today, what the virtual HIM department looks like, how to (virtually) protect the workforce and information, as well as HIM role in the management of telehealth.
CEU: 1.0 Domain VI: Organizational Management and Leadership



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Registration will close at 11:59 PM CT on February 28, 2023.




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Continuing Education

CEUs: 6.0


During the week following the meeting, all paid attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation and a CE certificate.


Early Registration through February 28, 2023:


HAHIMA Member: $75

Non-Member: $125

Student: $50


Late Registration after February 28, 2023:


HAHIMA Member: $125

Non-Member: $150

Student: $60


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College of the Mainland

1200 N Amburn Rd
Building 21 (Use Parking Lot D)
Texas City, TX 77591

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*A parking permit will be provided in the confirmation email.