Policy Statements

Policy Statements

AHIMA's advocacy agenda seeks to transform health and healthcare by connecting people, systems, and ideas.

AHIMA has embraced three principles that underpin its advocacy work: access, integrity, and connection.

AHIMA and the AHIMA Foundation will work together with our members, national healthcare organizations, and other stakeholders to advance an advocacy agenda to realize our vision.

Check out the policy statements that align with the AHIMA Foundation’s mission to help healthcare consumers access, understand, and use their health information with confidence.

Individual Access

Individuals have the right to access their accurate and complete health information in a timely manner.

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Consumer Engagement

Individuals should be empowered to make better decisions about their own health using trusted data from traditional and emerging data sources.

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Affordability

Individuals have the right to all the information they need to make informed choices about their healthcare.

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Privacy and Security

AHIMA supports the use of policy to address existing privacy, confidentiality, and security gaps in the protection of health information held by HIPAA non-covered entities.

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Healthcare Reform

AHIMA supports the use of policy to promote access to health insurance coverage for all, as well as the continuity, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, accessibility, and security of an individual’s health information regardless of their health coverage status.

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Health Equity

AHIMA supports the use of public policy to reduce and eliminate health disparities and inequities, both in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and in healthcare more broadly.

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Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Technologies

The healthcare industry and legislative bodies should expand access to care, reduce costs, and improve convenience for patients by using telehealth and remote patient monitoring technologies.

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Public Health

AHIMA supports the use of policy to ensure the soundest, most reliable, and responsible use of health information for public health.

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Social Determinants of Health

AHIMA supports the collection, access, sharing, and use of social determinants of health to enrich clinical decision-making and improve health outcomes, public health, and health inequities in ways that are culturally respectful.

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