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Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed!

Happy April, Vermont!

It is that time again: time for elections to our Vermont Health Information Board of Directors! Do you feel like you want to help get the word out about our profession? Have you been meaning to reach out to volunteer, but haven’t had the time? Now is the time!

Open positions this year are:

President-Elect – serves for two years as an active Board member and under the guidance of the current President to support all activities as defined in the Bylaws as well as to assist with planning for member education through meetings and events. May serve as delegate to the House of Delegates or other meetings as agreed upon by the Board in the absence of the President or as deemed appropriate by the Board. Supports Scholarship annually. Manages other business as needed. Collaborates with the members of the Board and AHIMA membership as needed.

Secretary – serves for two years as an active Board member. Collaborates with the Board to plan meetings and events. Serves as the minute taker for all Board meetings and Member meetings, roundtables, etc. Works with the Board to create an agenda and educational program. Serves as the communication conduit between the Board and members as needed. Maintains the membership distribution list for e-mail communications. May also participate as delegate for meetings.

Treasurer – serves for two years as an active Board member. Ensures the security and appropriate filing of all required documents and accounts for the VTHIMA Treasury. Provides a Treasurer’s report at all Business Meetings. Manages the incoming membership’s dues for deposits and pays invoices due from the account. May also participate as delegate for meetings. Collaborates with the members of the Board and AHIMA membership as needed.

VTHIMA Advocate – serves for two years as an active Board member. This is a new role that the Board is suggesting be added to engage at the state level in regard to regulatory updates and changes impacting Health Information Management.

As the current President-Elect and former treasurer, one of the most satisfying things I have taken away from volunteering with AHIMA is the networking. I have made contacts all over the United States, which has been a great resource for my day job as well.

Volunteer to run for a position and help lead VTHIMA into the future. Nominations will be open until May 30th, with elections held on June 15, 2020.

For more information, or to run for a position, please contact:
Tami Hemond, tjhemond@rrmc.org 
Sarah Donaldson, sdonaldson@rrmc.org 

Thank you,

Tami Hemond
President-Elect, VTHIMA

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Tri-State Meeting Postponed Until September 20-22

Tri-State Meeting Postponed Until September 20-22

Given the current pandemic, the Boards of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine have unanimously agreed to postpone the Tri-State meeting originally scheduled for May 17-19 until September 20-22 at the same venue. In addition, the planning committees will create virtual content if needed. If we do need to cancel the in-person meeting in September, the virtual content will be made available to you to ensure that you can get your CEU’s. We have already secured the September date with Lynn Kuehn to provide the full day PCS session!

  1. If you have already registered, you do not need to do anything, your registration will be transferred to the new date.
  2. If you cannot attend in September and wish to have your registration fee refunded, please submit your request to suzanne.landry@avhnh.org. Please do not dispute your credit card charge.  A refund will be issued to you. KnowledgeConnex is unable to process refunds due to the volume of requests.

If you have already made hotel reservations contact the hotel directly by phone 1-800-622-6455 or online at www.millfalls.com to move your reservations to the new dates.

In these uncertain times, the NHHIMA Board wishes you good health.

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