The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 103,000 health information professionals, it is recognized as the leading source of "HIM knowledge," a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training.
Founded in 1928 to improve health record quality, AHIMA has played a leadership role in the effective management of health data and medical records needed to deliver quality healthcare to the public.
AHIMA is taking a lead in advancing informatics, data analytics, and information governance for healthcare while continuing to lead and support world class HIM practices and standards. AHIMA members stay one step ahead through AHIMA’s cutting-edge programs and professional development opportunities, including comprehensive continuing education.
AHIMA keeps HIM professionals abreast of the healthcare industry through resources to improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Some of AHIMA’s offering include:
- Text books
- Live meetings
- Online Education
- The Journal of AHIMA
- The HIM Body of Knowledge (BoK)
- Engage Communities
In addition to providing resources, AHIMA actively advocates for the HIM profession, serves as a thought leader in the world of HIM, is one of the four cooperating parties responsible for the ICD-10 coding guidelines, and leads the development of information governance principles for healthcare.