CHIA Committees and Task Forces

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Volunteering with CHIA will connect you with HIM peers and colleagues, expose you to innovative ideas and provide you with meaningful ways to support the HIM community. CHIA offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from based on the interests, the type of involvement and time commitment you are looking for.

Submit a CHIA Volunteer Questionnaire to let us know of your volunteer interest. Submissions will be shared with both CHIA and CLA leaders for use in appointing volunteer roles.

Learn more below about each committee’s purpose. View general responsibilities, committee deliverables, and current committee members.

Qualification: Current CHIA Member
Time Commitment: July 1 - June 30 (*unless noted otherwise)
Meeting Schedule: Monthly 1-hour Zoom meetings (*unless noted otherwise)

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Academics Committee

To establish and maintain communication between CHIA and existing and potential Health Information Administration (HIA) and Health Information Technology (HIT) programs in California.

Awards and Scholarship Committee

To honor and recognize the excellence, dedication and service of those professionals or groups whose steadfast efforts have enriched the HIM profession by selecting and acknowledging these individuals or groups for CHIA Recognition Awards and CHIA Student Scholarships. Maintain award categories that are meaningful and fitting for the profession, the industry and the membership. 

*Time Committment: March - April

Bylaws Committee

To review the CHIA Bylaws to determine if changes are needed to specifically address lessening restrictions/burdens for the Component Local Associations. 

Candidates Committee

To solicit and/or recommend candidates for nomination for AHIMA elected positions, AHIMA Triumph Awards, CHIA Recognition Awards; and to coordinate the completion of the respective nominations.

Coding and Data Quality Committee

Disseminate current coding, clinical documentation and improvement, auditing, and reimbursement information to CHIA membership and other health care practitioners which includes planning and developing CHIA’s educational offerings. Take an active role in all matters related to classification, severity, adjustment, auditing, collection and use of health care data.

Convention Committee

Plan and develop all education programs and selected social events for the annual CHIA Convention & Exhibit while remaining within the confines of the CHIA budget. Select topics and speakers to develop an all-inclusive educational program that includes important national trends and reflects the interests of all HIM professionals across the health care continuum working in both traditional and non-traditional roles. Recommend policy and procedure changes for future CHIA conventions.

Editorial Advisory Board

Serve as an advisory and peer-review body concerned with the content of the CHIA Journal, inform CHIA membership of activities of the Association and educate its readers in matters pertaining to health information administration and technology.

Health Information Access Committee

The purpose of the Health Information Access Committee would be to advance health information professionals as advocates of health information access educating its membership, other health care organizations/associations, and the consumer on all aspects of health information access.

Health Information Integrity Committee

To meet the desired outcomes of CHIA’s Strategic Plan for 2020 – 2022, this task force was formed to address the desired strategy and outcomes to enhance communication and learning opportunities by developing and promoting best practices, standards, tools and training for health information integrity excellence.
 

Legislation and Advocacy Committee

Monitor proposed legislation and regulations with potential impacts on HIM and/or the HIM profession. Make recommendations to the CHIA Board of Directors to watch, support, support with amendment, or oppose proposed legislation and regulatory changes. Inform CHIA members about relevant legislative and regulatory actions and involve the members in advocating for or against proposals as appropriate. Advocate for HIM issues identified by CHIA and/or the AHIMA as priorities.

*Time Committement: Two-years; January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022
 

Nominating Committee

To identify and present to Board a proposed leadership ballot for CHIA's Board of Directors. This is accomplished by reviewing, interviewing, and selecting qualified candidates. In odd numbered years, prepare and submit to the CHIA President, CHIA’s nominee for the AHIMA Nominating Committee. Enhance CHIA’s leadership development and member engagement initiatives by improving the process for identifying volunteers to fulfill leadership positions and fostering diversity and inclusion. Suggest improvements for the voter experience and increasing voting rate.

Professional Education Committee

Annually plan, develop, and coordinate CHIA-sponsored seminar and webinar programs.