We need to stay informed and advocate on state issues, like we did with the Senate Bill 63 in Missouri that is giving Missouri a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, and we’re just getting the ball rolling! We are powerful! Thank you to everyone for your help with Senate Bill 63.
AHIMA needs help with federal advocacy!
The link to the AHIMA Federal Advocacy action page is here. If you have not yet taken the patient naming policy pledge, please do so now at the action page link.
One more thing, while I have your ear: send to me privately, or post to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, information on how you are creating action at your facility around creating a solid patient naming policy or how you are helping in any way with getting the word out to anyone about the importance of the words of the pledge:
“Today, as a health information professional, I pledge to advocate and educate members and other key stakeholders on the importance of naming policies in our healthcare organizations. I will support, encourage, and educate my fellow health information professionals to implement the following data policies.”
Send me your story or send me a screen shot/tell me about your social media post via e-mail directly to me at email@example.com.
AHIMA has some great things in store for us for being advocates – more on that later, so stay tuned.
But, we need your input on how you are living the pledge now in the next couple of days! We want to hear about it!
How I am living the pledge:
I teach students in the HIM program at MWSU how training and identifying opportunities in patient naming are critical to a healthcare facility of any size.
Now, your turn!
Advocate, advocate, advocate!