|Community Education||Program Committee|
|Data and Reimbursement||Public Relations and Recruitment Committee|
|Finance Committee||Awards/Tuition Committee|
|Legislative Committee||Technology Committee|
|Nominating Committee||The County Connection Committee|
- Increase public awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding personal health information and health records.
- Provide individuals with the information they need to encourage them to maintain a personal health record (PHR) in order to help improve the quality of care they receive.
- Create greater industry and public awareness of the HIM profession and the important role HIM professionals play in effective management of personal health information needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public.
- Provide avenues of education for coding skills via, workshops, roundtables and internet access.
- Communicate regulatory changes to all those involved in the coding of health information.
- Serve as a liaison for other organizations that affect coding and organizations that use the coded data.
- Serve as a conduit from our membership for the flow of information facilitating regulatory changes.
- Represent the diversity of our membership.
Committee Member Roles:
- Share educational or informative that may be shared with our peers.
- Help research coding question presented to our committee via coding roundtables.
- Help with the preparations of the Annual Coding Workshop.
- The Finance committee shall devise and direct committee programs for managing the financial assets of MeHIMA.
We try to meet monthly, usually by teleconferencing, to keep in touch and to keep the committee work progressing.
The MeHIMA Legislative Committee goals are:
- To keep the MeHIMA membership informed of current legislation specific to the management of Health Information which has a bearing in Maine and which may have an overall impact on the procedures of information management healthcare delivery statewide.
- To serve as a liaison for legislative issues, including communicating MeHIMA membership concerns to legislators, regulators, and others.
- To update and improve the MeHIMA Guide to Medicolegal Information as a service to MeHIMA members, and as a knowledge-based resource for management of information, to include the review and update of the guide and to ensure that the chapters updated are posted on the MeHIMA website, members-only section.
- To provide committee activity reports to the MeHIMA BOD and to MeHIMA members at MeHIMA State meetings, through e-mail blasts, and through postings on the MeHIMA website.
The committee shall be responsible for preparation of the ballots to the active membership of the corporation. In even-numbered years the committee shall prepare ballots for nominees with summaries of the qualifications for the state’s nomination for the Nominating Committee of AHIMA.
This committee shall prepare and arrange the educational programs for all state meetings, subject to approval of the Board of Directors.
This committee strives to promote the health information management profession, to recruit new members to the organization, and provide support to current members through member recognition programs and promotional materials
The Committee assists members with the cost of AHIMA’s certification examinations (RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CHP and CHPS). Communicate to all Health Information Management professionals, who may be potential recipients, the scholarship funds available.
- Oversee the design and ongoing maintenance of MeHIMA’s Website
- Oversee the ongoing maintenance of MeHIMA Community of Practice
- Develop and maintain timely communication through the E-Maineliner.
- Recommend hardware and software purchases for MeHIMA
- Provide a central repository for database files and software licenses
The committee serves as a viable networking avenue for the four county hospitals at a minimum, but striving to be a networking avenue for all Health Information Management professionals in Aroostook County. In addition, the committee strives for higher participation within the region from all hospitals and to invite other accredited and non-accredited Health Information Management professionals to the meetings.