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Must Attend Sessions at AWC Healthcare Information Summit 2018

This Best in Class Healthcare Information Summit will focus on quality healthcare information to improve patient care, physician engagement, and revenue cycle management.

Focus on Quality Clinical Documentation, Coding, Audits, and Healthcare Trends and Strategy in the Region

Healthcare professionals around the GCC region are preparing to gather 25-26 October for the AWC Best In Class Regional Healthcare Information Summit at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers.”
— AHIMA World Congress
CHICAGO, IL, USA, October 4, 2018 / -- Healthcare professionals in the GCC region are preparing to attend the 8th consecutive Healthcare Information Summit, presented by the AHIMA World Congress (AWC), the international arm of AHIMA. The summit kicks off 25-26 October at the Jumeirah Etihad Tower Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
More than 35 sessions will take place during the summit. View the Summit Agenda at Among the not-to-be-missed sessions at this year’s Summit are:
• Abu Dhabi Department of Health Update―Dr. Harmed Al Hashmi, Director, Strategy and Corporate Performance Division, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, UAE,

• AWC Organizational Membership (AWC OM)―Find out how the AWC OM program is helping Al Ain Hospital, AWC’s first Organizational Member in the UAE, improve the quality of its clinical documentation from leaders of Al Ain Hospital―Humaid Mansouri, CEO; Fatima Al Baloushi, Performance and Strategy Director; and Dr. Sarah Sebai, Insurance Manager

• The CDI Process―AHIMA subject matter experts will walk through a case study, demonstrating the CDI process from beginning to end, to show how your organization can work towards better and more accurate case mix index (CMI), severity of illness (SOI) and risk of mortality (ROM) scores, patient satisfaction and less medical necessity denials. Panelist include US AWC Trainers Lisa Campbell, Melanie Endicott, Wilbur Lo, and Nathan Patrick Taylor,

• DOH Strategy, Goals, and Progress to Date in Artificial Intelligence―Andrey Timoshkin, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi.

• The Value of Professional Certification for the UAE Workforce―Mohammed Hag Ali, Executive Dean, Health Sciences, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi.

• AMA CPT®: Coding that Moves Medicine―Beradino M. Parisi, Director, International Business Development for the American Medical Association, USA; and Dr. Gerald E. Harmon, Immediate Past Chair of the American Medical Association.

• Quality Clinical Documentation Leads to Quality Patient Care, Quality Data Use, and Improved Financial Health―Dr. Kalthoom Mohammad, Director of Hospitals Department, Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE.

• Coding Audits―Khalfan AlSaadi, General Manager, TASNEEF-RINA Business Assurance, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

• The Value of CDI―Mohamed Ali Karkoukli, Chief Quality Officer, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

To maximize their learning, attendees should attend the AHIMA Professional Development Workshop, immediately following the Summit, on 27 October, at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. The workshop will provide hands-on preparation for AHIMA certification exams and training on DRGs. Summit attendees who also attend a workshop receive a 10% discount on both. Group discounts are available.
To register for the summit or a workshop, visit

Cheryl D Cato
AHIMA World Congress
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