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Al Ain Hospital joins AWC to improve healthcare informatics.

Al Ain Hospital has joined the American

Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) World Congress to enhance its

use of healthcare information management systems.

The hospital is the first in the UAE to become an

organisational member of the AWC, a professional organisations which supports

healthcare professionals in health information management.

The three-year AWC Organizational Membership (AWC OM)

program is designed to help healthcare providers, healthcare service

organizations, and government/nonprofit agencies achieve excellence in the

healthcare core competencies of clinical documentation, medical coding, health

data analytics, health informatics, and privacy and security.

The first year will focus on assessment, gap analyses and training.

AHIMA subject matter experts will assess Al Ain's current level of clinical

documentation, review medical records, perform a gap analysis, customize a

training curriculum based on AHIMA Best Practices, provide training to a core

sustainability team and internal trainers, and develop a sustainability plan.

Each year, Al Ain's level of quality in CDI will be assessed

and a 'Trained by AHIMA' Seal of Excellence will be awarded, publicly

showcasing their quality level in this core competency.

"Al Ain Hospital is pleased to join AWC and looks forward to

working with the AHIMA/AWC team to continue to fulfil our mission of serving

our community by providing quality patient care with a focus on clinical

excellence," stated Humaid Amhi Al Mansouri, Al Ain Hospital CEO. "AHIMA is the

worldwide leader in quality healthcare information and we are eager to partner

as an organizational member of AWC to achieve excellence within our

organization on AHIMA Best Practices for clinical documentation."

"AHIMA welcomes and congratulates Al Ain Hospital as our newest

AWC Organizational Member in the UAE," said Wylecia Wiggs Harris, AHIMA CEO.

"Al Ain recognizes the importance of quality healthcare information,

particularly clinical documentation, and we are proud they selected AWC to help

them achieve excellence in this healthcare core competency."

"I and the entire

AWC/AHIMA team are excited to work with Al Ain Hospital to assess opportunities

within their organization to implement Best Practices in Healthcare Information,"

said AWC Global Managing Director Alexandre Bouche. "We applaud Al Ain for

their foresight in selecting Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) as their

initial area of focus. AWC case studies reveal accurate clinical documentation

has a positive impact on patient care, health record quality, and revenue cycle

management, and we look forward to supporting and training Al Ain's employees

on proven AHIMA Best Practices in this core competency."

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