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Faculty Active in Annual State Convention, Students Win Credentialing Scholarships

Linda Osgood and Jaime Sand

Linda Osgood and Jaime Sand attended the Idaho Health Information Management Association (IdHIMA) annual convention on March 15th and 16th in Boise, Idaho. Osgood served on the IdHIMA Board of Directors as a member of the nominating committee IdHIMA and assisted with the convention by coordinating student volunteers. Sand presented with Lorrie Kelley from Radiologic Sciences on “Recognizing and Describing Fractures of the Spine.”

Twenty-two Boise State students accompanied Osgood and Sand to the convention. Silent auction donations made by the program (faculty and students) raised $170 towards a credentialing scholarship fund. Students Brad Deteau, Nicole Mourning, and Tilina Sablan received three of five IdHIMA credentialing scholarships awarded at the convention.

The annual convention highlighted important HIM topics, including compliance, the electronic health record, ICD-10-CM/PCS, health information exchange, clinical documentation improvement, and meaningful use.