Welcome Message

 
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
 
On behalf of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the AHIMA World Congress (AWC), I invite you to participate in the AHIMA World Congress’ Healthcare Information Summit, brought to you by the AWC UAE Chapter, on 25-26 October 2018 at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
 
AWC   held this summit last year for the first time, building on a legacy of six (6) years of successful HIM Congress events. The Summit launched a new era in this region in which the importance of reliable, trustworthy data and information are basic to safe, quality care for individuals, and essential to improving the health of populations. More than 450 delegates and 40 speakers from 12 countries, including six (6) AHIMA subject matter experts from the US, led presentations during the summit.
 
The AWC UAE Chapter took a leading role in the preparation, support and success of last year’s summit and will do so again this year.
 
General sessions and the concurrent tracks during this year’s two-day summit will present broadly applicable topics and developments. The track sessions will focus on AHIMA best practices, revenue cycle management, and workforce development in the areas of medical coding, clinical documentation improvement, and data analytics/informatics. All sessions will utilize presentations and panels, as well as interactive approaches to heighten attendee engagement in and benefit from the sessions. Subject matter experts from the US and region will be featured throughout the program.
 
Participants will benefit from the ability to interact with other attendees during break and meal times, and from the opportunity to visit with great local companies and vendors, showcasing cutting-edge advancements in technologies and services in the exhibit area. 
 
This event will provide those involved in health information management, informatics, data analysis, clinical documentation improvement, coding, administration, policy making, insurance, direct patient care, and technology services, with an opportunity to present, share and learn about global and regional challenges in health information, and solutions for addressing them.
 
i encourage you to also plan to attend one of our workshops on Saturday, 27 October (day after the summit). We will be offering many educational trainings and certification preparation workshops. Topics will include CCA, CCS-P, CCS, CDIP, CHDA, Informatics, and DRGs.
 
We look forward to seeing you 25-27 October, at the AWC Healthcare Information Summit and the AHIMA workshops!