Peachtree – Murphy Medical Center joined The American Health Information Management Association to honor and celebrate health information professionals during the 26th annual Health Information Professionals Week March 22-28.

“During AHIMA’s Health Information Professionals Week, we want to raise awareness that HIM professionals have the knowledge, skills, and motivation to lead in turning health information into knowledge that will improve the health of patients,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon. “This year’s theme reflects AHIMA’s continued focus on its vision of advancing the use of quality health information to improve health and wellness worldwide.”

HIP Week 2015 will coincide with AHIMA’s Hill Day, an event where AHIMA members visit Capitol Hill and share the importance of advancing HIM. Information governance, privacy and security, and fraud and abuse concerns continue to be key issues for HIM professionals, and AHIMA is ready to provide guidance to the healthcare industry and government leaders seeking counsel.

Murphy Medical Center’s Health Information Department Manager Debbie DeHart said, “Our HIM professionals strive to provide and maintain health information that is accurate, accessible, secure and available to the right person when needed, and we are proud to recognize our employees in the Health Information Department.

For additional information, contact Debbie DeHart at (828) 835-7596 or visit the hospital’s website at www.murphymedical.org.

Photo: Murphy Medical Center’s Health Information Department staff (shown from left) Ginger Anderson, Michelle Hood, Jill Hamby, Carla Radford, Nancy Nobrega, Crissy Raxter, Doris Campbell, Debbie DeHart, Lana Kirchner, Sandra Lands, Elaine Morgan, Barbara Insalaco and Misty Craig

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