News & Insights

From the AHIMA Foundation news desk.

Use of HIT Among Patient Navigators in Community Health

December 30, 2021

Patient navigators—defined as individuals who help patients move through the complex care continuum—can improve access to care and patient engagement, which can translate into better outcomes.


Requesting Medical Records

Originally published in December, 2020

The Cures Act gives consumers unprecedented control over their health information. It is up to health organizations to ensure patients wield that power safely and responsibly.


New Survey Finds 3 In 4 Americans Do Not Leave Their Doctor's Office on Positive Note

October 12, 2021

Reasons cited include confusion about their health, disappointment in the level of Q&A they have with their doctor, and a need to do more research.


AHIMA Foundation Launches Steering Committee to Drive Health Literacy for Health Equity Campaign & Programming

September 14, 2021

The committee will be instrumental in driving the Foundation’s holistic vision to nurture a solutions-based, resource-dense hub for consumers, advocates, and healthcare industry stakeholders invested in health literacy, access, and equity.