Collecting meaningful data in electronic health record (EHR) systems is crucial to treating the whole person. Join us for a discussion on data elements being collected in our registration and EHR systems to identify and manage data related to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).
Presenters will explain particular needs for the LGBTQ+ patient population and illustrate how and why SOGI data should be used to promote health equity. In addition, best practices through education and advocating for changes in our systems will be explored.
This program has been approved for 1 continuing education units (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuation education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), and Association of Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists (ACDIS) for CDI-related events; no more than ten (10) units from any single event.
HIIM Domain: Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
Julie Pursley, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA
Director, Health Information Thought Leadership; AHIMA
Ms. Pursley leads and cultivates initiatives and content development within an organizational-wide strategic framework to promote AHIMA’s thought leadership position. Julie is a published author, contributor and public speaker.
Lesley Kadlec, MA, RHIA, CHDA
Director, Policy and State Advocacy Engagement; AHIMA
Ms. Kadlec has over thirty years of HIM experience. In her current position she is responsible for providing input, representation and support for AHIMA’s development and agenda in public policy. She assists in developing, coordinating, and providing AHIMA members and other customers with professional practice expertise that covers the depth and breadth of HIM. She provides a direct link to the Association’s volunteer state advocacy leaders, providing education, training and assistance in drafting policy work at the individual state levels, ensuring that state policy positioning is consistent with AHIMA’s national positioning.