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AHIMA's HI Pitch Podcast features insightful perspectives from experienced leaders in health information.

Listen to the podcast episodes below or stream through platforms such as Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Spotify, Overcast, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, Deezer, Pocket Casts, iTunes, and Radio Public. 

Featured Episodes

Mecredi Cruder

A Career Rooted in Service

Mecredi Cruder, RHIA, CPC, program director in the Patient Administration Branch of the US Army Medical Center of Excellence, discusses how her military experience helped shape her career in health information. She also talks about why volunteering has been such a formative part of her experience.

OCTOBER 4TH, 2021 | E91

Kathy Giannangelo

ICD-11: What Health Information Professionals Need to Know

As health information professionals begin to look ahead to ICD-11, Kathy Giannangelo, MA, RHIA, CCS, CPHIMS, FAHIMA, breaks down its features and architecture. She also talks about the free on-demand ICD-11 webinars she is hosting. 

SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2021 | E88

Healthcare professionals

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters

Emotional intelligence can be cultivated and improved though mindfulness, self-awareness, and relationship management. Learn more from Merida L. Johns, the founder and director of The Monarch Center for Women’s Leadership Development, which helps professionals acquire the confidence, leadership behaviors, and skills for influencing and inspiring others.

AUGUST 23RD, 2021 | E85

Best Practice Standards for CDI

Best Practice Standards for CDI 

Tammy Combs, RN, MSN, CCS, CCDS, CDIP, CNE, an AHIMA Practice Director and co-author of AHIMA’s new CDI Practice Brief, dives into best practices relating to prospective reviews. She also addresses how the brief helps users recognize the difference between documentation alerts designed to influence a provider’s documentation versus a clinical alert for clinical decision making at the time of charting. 

AUGUST 16TH, 2021 | E84


The Impact of Data Governance on SDOH

Sandy Lewallen. MBA, RHIA, CHPS, discusses AHIMA’s newest white paper that outlines the data governance strategies underlying successful social determinants of health programs. 

AUGUST 11TH, 2021 | E83

My Life My Story

My Life, My Story Project Changes the Landscape of Patient Care

Thor Ringler, writer-editor at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital; Eric Yanke, MD, and Chief Informatics Officer at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital; and Mara Feingold-Link, MD, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discuss the My Life, My Story project and the challenges that accompany broader EHR deployment.

JULY 26TH, 2021 | E81

The Impact of Information Blocking on Healthcare Operations

On this episode of HI Pitch, Shujah Das Gupta, associate vice president with Citius Tech, goes in depth about the new Information Blocking rule. He also covers the implications of being in compliance with regulations and the overall impact information blocking has on broad scale healthcare workflows and operations.

July 19TH, 2021 | E80


Telehealth Toolkit Re-Launches with Comprehensive Updates

Melanie Endicott, senior director of international education and training with AHIMA, discusses the updated telehealth toolkit and its launch earlier this month. She also addresses how the toolkit came to be and why it should be the go-to resource for healthcare organizations looking to improve their telehealth infrastructure.

JUNE 28TH, 2021 | E78


Telehealth Post-Pandemic 

Lauren Riplinger, vice president of policy and government affairs at AHIMA, and Andrea Lee Linna, partner at McGuireWoods, LLP, discuss the role of telehealth in a post-pandemic world as well as a newly proposed HIPAA privacy rule.

JUNE 21ST, 2021 | E77

AOE preview

AOE Preview: Jill Choi’s Virtual Pandemic PPE

Jill Choi, MBA, RHIA, CHPC, director of health information management at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, talks about creating an innovative, fully virtual professional practice experience for students during the pandemic. Choi will be a speaker at the Assembly on Education Symposium (AOE), taking place virtually July 26-28.

JUNE 14TH, 2021 | E76

US Capitol

Revisiting the AHIMA Virtual Advocacy Summit

On this episode of HI Pitch, Lauren Riplinger, vice president of policy and government affairs at AHIMA, and Susan Clark, chair of the AHIMA Advocacy and Policy Council, recap the AHIMA Virtual Advocacy Summit that took place in May.

JUNE 1ST, 2021 | E74

Conference participant

Looking Ahead to AHIMA21

Cathy Vijeh, AHIMA’s meetings director, discusses the digital experience coming your way at AHIMA21, which includes timely topics, interactive Q&As, live polls, forums for further discussion and thought, and more.

MAY 24TH, 2021 | E73

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