By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)–Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) will celebrate health information professionals during Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week March 26–April 1, 2017. This year’s theme is “Leading the Way to Quality Data.”
“Patient health information is viewed individually as the patient’s medical condition progresses. However, it can also be viewed as part of a larger data set for research and education, developing strategies, and as an asset to the healthcare organization,” said ARMC HIM Supervisor, Leah Beck, RHIA. “Turning data into knowledge will achieve the aim of improving cost, quality and population health.”
Health information professionals include HIM staff, health IT, and health informatics. During HIP Week, health information professionals engage in activities to raise awareness of their work. Activities include displays in facility lobbies, website banner, social media promotion, and other methods of getting the word out. ARMC will also share HIM team accomplishments in its Health Scene Magazine.
“In order for healthcare to meet the Triple Aim of improving care, reducing costs, and improving population health, we need to analyze and use data effectively,” said Lynne Thomas Gordon, CEO of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). “During AHIMA’s Health Information
Professionals Week, the goal is to raise awareness that health information management professionals are the best equipped to understand health data.”
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) represents more than 103,000 health information professionals in the United States and around the world. AHIMA is advancing informatics, data analytics, and information governance to achieve the goal of providing expertise to ensure trusted information for healthcare. www.ahima.org
About Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
ARMC is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health, operated by the County of San Bernardino, and governed by the Board of Supervisors. The hospital, located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, California, operates a regional burn center, level II trauma center, primary stroke center, a behavioral health center, four primary care centers including three family health centers, and provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. ARMC is helping to achieve the Countywide Vision by addressing the community’s wellness and educational needs. For more information on the Countywide Vision, visit: www.sbcounty.gov/vision. For more information about ARMC visit www.arrowheadmedcenter.org. Follow ARMC on Twitter at @ArrowheadRMC for important announcements and updates, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/arrowheadregional. ARMC is located at 400 N. Pepper Avenue in Colton, and can be reached at (909) 580-1000.