CHIMA and 3M to recognize team achievements
Important health record initiatives
are being planned and deployed in hospitals and provinces across Canada
every day. The purpose of the 3M HIM Team Quality Award, presented by
CHIMA, is to bring the people behind those projects to the forefront to
achieve national recognition.
Launched in 2009, with the inaugural winners announced at the Annual
CHIMA Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the award program was
received with enthusiasm by both participants and HIM professionals
attending the event.
In 2010, CHIMA and 3M HIS, will continue to recognize team initiatives
within the field of Health Information Management that have created a
significant, sustained change within an organization.
The categories for eligible team projects include: Data Quality
Initiatives; Chart Deficiency Management; Workflow Improvements;
Transitions from Paper to Electronic Health Records; as well as others.
Both CHIMA and 3M HIS are proud to offer an award that puts the
spotlight on HIM professionals whose hard work and dedication has a
significant impact on the quality of health services provided in their
Interested HIM professionals can learn more about the submission process
by visiting www.echima.ca or by
contacting Cathy Brooks at 519-438-6700 ext. 226.
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010.
CHIMA represents more than 3,700 certified Health Information Management
(HIMô) professionals from across Canada in addition to 1,300 affiliate,
student and retired members. HIM professionals are employed in:
hospitals; in the community health and extended care sectors;
government; health and education institutions; the private sector
including insurance and pharmaceutical companies; technology vendors;
and consulting firms.
3M Health Information Systems
3M HIS provides hospitals with single-sign-on fully integrated EHR
software solutions. From dictation and transcription to document
distribution and management, 3M HIS solutions seamlessly support the
transition from paper to electronic health records. Provincial level
applications such as Clinical Risk Groupers, Master Patient Indexes and
an exclusive Healthcare Data Dictionary round out a comprehensive
portfolio of software solutions.
Posted November 12, 2009